Was going to post in developer discussion, but this is not a discussion on development,
Was also going to put in fast thread, but this is Gmod specific so here we are.
To my understanding, any Playermodel or Material i have on my Gmod Server that was designed from another game is Illegal.
If I have Pikachu, Potential copyright breach from Nintendo
If I have Master Chief, Potential copyright breach from Bungiee
I did some 'digging within the Facepunch forums. I found that in 2011 Eve Online sued a Mcbuilds server for using Replicas of their In-game materials
Not sure how the suite ended up, But will this happen to me?
Lets say your over 18, Have a registered Business number and Paypal business account. You are also earning under the $10,000 Paypal tax threshold on the account from “donations”
**1)**Do I have to state all donations go towards the server?/Business
Can I Hire myself and pay myself a wage and consider my Employment as a Business Expense for Server management?
2) Can i use player models from Half Life?
3) Can I host a server that you can pay a Donation of $5 and in return receive = 10,000 points as a thank you reward?-- Thats gotta be Illegal surely
**4)**What if I don’t give them the point reward and everything on my server is free but the choice to donate is their?
Does this now become legal? is this a “Non-Profit”??
**5) **Can I simply change the wording to “server Contribution” and give Point rewards? or should i avoid giving a Reward as that is interpreted as a Consumer Buying something, Which could cause Legal issues since its not a contribution if you get something in return’? Is the previous statement even true?
6) Is it even likely a big company like Nintendo or the Halo Franchise would come after some Gmod server earning under $10,000?
I plan on taking my Server from a 18 slot server
to 3 duplicate Servers but now across different Continents with 36 slots per Server
A total of 108 players across 3 servers
I need to know what I’m doing is not illegal, if i need to delete all player models from others games i will, As I want to avoid anything Illegal at all costs, please give me your advice!
Oh you think I’m not ready for your boxes?
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