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LTT Fan art & similar

22 hours ago, fpo said:

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Hey there,

 

Firstly, thanks for trying to reach out about this before doing anything. That's always appreciated & helps avoid frustration later in the process if we find out about something like this after the fact.

 

What are the restrictions for fan art? IE What can I not make?

To my understanding, unpaid fan art is classified as a shared copyright between the artist and the copyright holder of the represented persona or figure in the art. So in this case, if you make a drawing of Linus (as he is a public figure), a right to that art is granted to both you as the artist and Linus as the figure being portrayed. Neither license holder can profit from that work without the express consent and approval of the other ie. we can't slap it on a t-shirt and sell it on our merch store without your consent as the artist, and you can't sell a print or shirt of it without Linus' (in this case LMG's) consent as the figure portrayed in the art.

 

So you can make whatever fan art you want, as long as you don't use direct logos or other copyrighted marks, and as long as you don't sell or attempt to license the art without our explicit permission.

 

Can I request donations if I also link the LMG merchandise store?

No; not without our express written consent, which in this case we would not grant.

 

 

On to the meat of the topic...

 

While we appreciate your interest in the community at large and our team, we respectfully request that you do not create this sim. We would not provide permission to use the name or likeness of any individual on our team in this manner, and we would not provide permission to use the names or logomarks of our company(ies) in this manner. The likeness & persona of each individual team member would be misused and misrepresented in this type of endeavor, and that is not something that we are comfortable with.

 

TL;DR We are not comfortable with our company - or the individuals within it - being used in this manner. Please do not do this.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I think this is the best place to put it.

I tried sending an inquiry a few weeks ago via LMG's non-forum site.

 

What are the restrictions for fan art? IE What can I not make?
Can I request donations if I also link the LMG merchandise store?
 

I ask because I want to make a LMG dating sim; the LTT fan fiction from my signature was well received-I see that as a possibility to make some more content for those interested. I know @floofer was hoping to see more.

 

I didn't see any section on restrictions nor partnership like requests anywhere & as I've said, I sent an inquiry via the form on the other website.
If LMG would like to screen the events occurring in the game before release, they can choose to censor whatever they wish if that's a condition. I would obviously do my best to keep it as suggestive as LTT videos where nothing actually takes place.
If LMG is completely opposed to having their name on the product, I can do what I can to distance it from the company as much as I can. (IE, no company name, no employee name, plus additional specifics stated to me within reason) Additionally, no computer manufacturers nor owned technology names would be mentioned in the game-unlike my fan fiction which had mentioned SLI.

 

Thank you for your help. I would prove all license ownership upon request for every technology I use in private messages or email. I feel like that's everything you'd want to know.


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11 minutes ago, fpo said:

I want to make a LMG dating sim;

you want to freaking WHAT


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19 minutes ago, fpo said:

I want to make a LMG dating sim;

Ugh, not happening.


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38 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

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taint the internet.

31 minutes ago, Dissitesuxba11s said:

I guess if Colonel Sanders can have one, LMG might as well have one too.

 

Who's that?

30 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Ugh, not happening.

We'll see xD

 

 

This game would be entirely comedic in nature-obviously.


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Based on past results, you aren't allowed to ask for any donations while using anything directly related to LMG. Besides logos thats would include personel. Besides that, while they are somewhat public figures, you should really ask their permission to be used in your stuff. Otherwise its violation of privacy.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

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Besides that, while they are somewhat public figures, you should really ask their permission to be used in your stuff. Otherwise its violation of privacy.

That’s why I created the thread. Thank you. 

Edit:

ill get the list of people i planned on using to post. 


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Planned characters:

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@AlexTheGreatish @ anthonyidk your username @CPotter @ dennis idk your username either @Edzel Yago @James @ jon @LinusTech @IswearIKnowHisUsername @ riley @ taran

Oh... and there's some computers in the game too. These are the planned "date-able" characters.
If I get no reply, I'll just inbox a prototype later to some staff to see what they think ig.

EDIT:
Your personalities are fleshed out.


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19 minutes ago, fpo said:

Planned characters:

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@AlexTheGreatish @ anthonyidk your username @CPotter @ dennis idk your username either @Edzel Yago @James @ jon @LinusTech @IswearIKnowHisUsername @ riley @ taran

Oh... and there's some computers in the game too. These are the planned "date-able" characters.
If I get no reply, I'll just inbox a prototype later to some staff to see what they think ig.

EDIT:
Your personalities are fleshed out.

I am 12 and what is this?

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21 minutes ago, fpo said:

@ anthonyidk your username

@GabenJr

24 minutes ago, fpo said:

@ dennis idk your username either

@dennisliao

24 minutes ago, fpo said:

@ jon

@jmart604

24 minutes ago, fpo said:

@IswearIKnowHisUsername

@Slick

24 minutes ago, fpo said:

@ riley

@RILEYISMYNAME

24 minutes ago, fpo said:

@ taran

@TaranLMG

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22 hours ago, fpo said:

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Hey there,

 

Firstly, thanks for trying to reach out about this before doing anything. That's always appreciated & helps avoid frustration later in the process if we find out about something like this after the fact.

 

What are the restrictions for fan art? IE What can I not make?

To my understanding, unpaid fan art is classified as a shared copyright between the artist and the copyright holder of the represented persona or figure in the art. So in this case, if you make a drawing of Linus (as he is a public figure), a right to that art is granted to both you as the artist and Linus as the figure being portrayed. Neither license holder can profit from that work without the express consent and approval of the other ie. we can't slap it on a t-shirt and sell it on our merch store without your consent as the artist, and you can't sell a print or shirt of it without Linus' (in this case LMG's) consent as the figure portrayed in the art.

 

So you can make whatever fan art you want, as long as you don't use direct logos or other copyrighted marks, and as long as you don't sell or attempt to license the art without our explicit permission.

 

Can I request donations if I also link the LMG merchandise store?

No; not without our express written consent, which in this case we would not grant.

 

 

On to the meat of the topic...

 

While we appreciate your interest in the community at large and our team, we respectfully request that you do not create this sim. We would not provide permission to use the name or likeness of any individual on our team in this manner, and we would not provide permission to use the names or logomarks of our company(ies) in this manner. The likeness & persona of each individual team member would be misused and misrepresented in this type of endeavor, and that is not something that we are comfortable with.

 

TL;DR We are not comfortable with our company - or the individuals within it - being used in this manner. Please do not do this.


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11 hours ago, James said:

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10 hours ago, nicklmg said:

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Thank you for your input!

Final question:
If I change your names & try to
"space balls is to star wars as this sim is to LMG"
Would that be acceptable? (removing the idea of asking for any donations) If not, I will not proceed any further with development & will discard all existing writing.

 

 

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12 hours ago, fpo said:

If I change your names & try to
"space balls is to star wars as this sim is to LMG"
Would that be acceptable? (removing the idea of asking for any donations) If not, I will not proceed any further with development & will discard all existing writing.

I mean... Spaceballs exists because it didn't need Star Wars' approval to exist. So I don't really feel that it's our place to provide much comment on that.

 

I'll just say that we'd strongly prefer to not be involved in this sort of endeavor in any way haha.


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23 hours ago, nicklmg said:

What are the restrictions for fan art? IE What can I not make?

To my understanding, unpaid fan art is classified as a shared copyright between the artist and the copyright holder of the represented persona or figure in the art. So in this case, if you make a drawing of Linus (as he is a public figure), a right to that art is granted to both you as the artist and Linus as the figure being portrayed. Neither license holder can profit from that work without the express consent and approval of the other ie. we can't slap it on a t-shirt and sell it on our merch store without your consent as the artist, and you can't sell a print or shirt of it without Linus' (in this case LMG's) consent as the figure portrayed in the art.

 

Do not wish to pee on your parade but that is incorrect.

 

I would respectfully suggest you consult a legal specialist in this area. 


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2 hours ago, nicklmg said:

I mean... Spaceballs exists because it didn't need Star Wars' approval to exist. So I don't really feel that it's our place to provide much comment on that.

 

I'll just say that we'd strongly prefer to not be involved in this sort of endeavor in any way haha.

Your accuracy needs some Wikipedia. Even parodies, if made money with or overall, need approval or original creator. Which is, as you should know, why copyright laws with covers are so tricky.


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3 hours ago, Keith W said:

 

Do not wish to pee on your parade but that is incorrect.

 

I would respectfully suggest you consult a legal specialist in this area. 

? Feel free to point out where you find my assessment to be incorrect. I've done some digging on the topic, and it is a fairly nuanced issue with a lot of "case-by-case" aspects but I'm pretty comfortable with my general understanding.

1 hour ago, LogicalDrm said:

Your accuracy needs some Wikipedia. Even parodies, if made money with or overall, need approval or original creator. Which is, as you should know, why copyright laws with covers are so tricky.

Heh, the more you know. I guess Spaceballs is a bad example as it's meant to be more of a full parody than a referential piece - not exactly a perfect comparison in this case.


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4 hours ago, nicklmg said:

I'll just say that we'd strongly prefer to not be involved in this sort of endeavor in any way haha.

That’s the final clarification I was searching for. 

 

I’ll delete the files tomorrow evening. In the mean time, if you are interested in reading the goofy words before it’s gone forever, PM me. I won’t mention to anyone that you wanted to see it & I’ll send it to you. Haha. 


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2 minutes ago, fpo said:

 

That’s the final clarification I was searching for. 

 

I’ll delete the files tomorrow evening. In the mean time, if you are interested in reading the goofy words before it’s gone forever, PM me. I won’t mention to anyone that you wanted to see it & I’ll send it to you. Haha. 

Thx for understanding :)


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55 minutes ago, nicklmg said:

Thx for understanding :)

I know the real reason is cuz you weren’t a character but I forgive you. XD 

 

now... to write 101 contextless pc jokes & publish it as a book. 


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