Eriance wrote:Personally, I generally don't care, as I made things FOR people to use them as long as I'm mentioned as the artist or whatever. Although, it would be nice if they waited until I released my stuff officially first.
Well that's what I'm saying. I either have to be a tool and say "MY SHIT IS PRECIOUS AND UNTOUCHABLE IF YOU USE IT YOU HAVE A LAWSUIT ON YOUR HANDS MISTER" or "hi everybody i just made all this stuff for no reason you can all have it"
There's no gray area. It's just rude that people welcome themselves to use anything they find and don't make things on their own. And it's not just my own stuff that I am bothered about but other people's stuff. I'm sure there are people who make textures and sprites and stuff and aren't even aware of where their stuff is going. I feel almost blessed that I happened to step in on this thread and find my stuff being used without credit or permission. I'm sure some of my stuff is being used elsewhere by other people unbeknownst to me. I mean, you may as well be driving your neighbors car to the bar or playing street hockey with your dads favorite golf clubs. I have no objection to sharing the stuff I make so that it can be used in someone's project if they request, but I'm offended by people's audacity to take it like they were granted that permission once they open up their internet browser.