At 12/12/10 02:11 AM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote:
Wait wait wait. So this means sprite movies are now banned, as well as anything that uses sound clips from movies and songs?
I think he means will not get featured, not banned.
This is not a new issue, Its like the LEGO people all over.
Let me put it as a example for all.
You CAN make a tribute animations and you CAN upload it to the internet.
You CAN NOT use said copyrighted music or images to promote.
You CAN NOT use said copyrighted music or images to make any monetary gain.(money is a good example)
So you CAN do a music video, strip it of all flash adds and any links to anything but the artist domain or universe. BUT that tribute or fan made AMV can not be featured.
BECAUSE any studio or copyright holder can make a easy claim that there work, likeness or Images are in fact being used for profit and gain, as newgrounds has sponsors, and attracts a broad audience of hits.
So NG can not afford to show off your work, no matter how good it is.
SO use none copyrighted material if you want to be featured. You not only protect yourself, Newgrounds but also help a up and comer and promote NG's community.