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SFM Mass Effect Movie with payment

Tue, 14 May 2013 16:17:20

kaliyo

Hi folks. I'm looking for an SFM Expert who would like to create an SFM Mass Effect movie for some money. The movie would be around 4-6 minutes long, there is a script but you have also quite freedom to create it since i think that best results are these there the artist have freedom. You dont have to add sound to the movie. i will do this later. if youre interested: <!-- e --><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><!-- e -->
Tue, 14 May 2013 16:28:21

Vitezislav

That would be against the law, making money with the property of EA and Bioware.
Tue, 14 May 2013 16:30:16

Ganonmaster

"Vitezislav" said ...
That would be against the law, making money with the property of EA and Bioware.
Last time I heard, making parody movies or images for money was not illegal.
Tue, 14 May 2013 18:20:39

Vitezislav

"Ganonmaster" said ...
"Vitezislav" said ...
That would be against the law, making money with the property of EA and Bioware.
Last time I heard, making parody movies or images for money was not illegal.
A parody would involve characters that resemble the original characters.
Tue, 14 May 2013 18:37:55

kaliyo

"Vitezislav" said ...
"Ganonmaster" said ...
"Vitezislav" said ...
That would be against the law, making money with the property of EA and Bioware.
Last time I heard, making parody movies or images for money was not illegal.
A parody would involve characters that resemble the original characters.
The person get paid for the animations, not for the models.
Tue, 14 May 2013 19:04:32

Ganonmaster

"kaliyo" said ...
The movie would be around 4-6 minutes long
Considering a lot of people on this site make short 5 second animation loops, 6 minutes is going to be tough to fill. Depending on the amount of models you want in your scene it could be quite a substantial task. Hope you have the money to pay someone willing to put in that much time.
"Vitezislav" said ...
"Ganonmaster" said ...
"Vitezislav" said ...
That would be against the law, making money with the property of EA and Bioware.
Last time I heard, making parody movies or images for money was not illegal.
A parody would involve characters that resemble the original characters.
You know how flexible "resemblance" is? It doesn't really matter. Every work on this site featuring Mass Effect characters should be considered a parody, and parody is protected by fair use.
Tue, 14 May 2013 19:16:52

kaliyo

[email protected] thanks for your advice :) well i dont want that every 20-30 seconds have new animations and poses. The movie would show multiple characters. Some of them can have looping animations for 1-2 minutes while other animations are changing.
Tue, 14 May 2013 19:19:23

Rastifan

Free fan work goes under fair use and is good and most of all free advertising for the games. But the companies get a bit touchy if money are involved.
Tue, 14 May 2013 20:34:22

Vitezislav

I have had courses about copyright laws for television, movie and new media. Trust me, this would be illegal.
Wed, 15 May 2013 04:41:48

LordAardvark

As has been stated a few times previously, this is unquestionably illegal. Even the works on this board are a legal gray-zone - profitless parody without explicit permission is generally covered under fair use; however, our using and acquiring content from the actual games is technically illegal, due to the concept of "buying a game is buying the right to play the game, and not the right to the game itself," which basically means that using any parts of the game outside of said game is illegal. Generally, companies don't care too much about people porting content from their games (there are exceptions, such as Capcom with the Dead or Alive series, and CD Projekt with The Witcher models). But once money gets involved, they get really pissy. If the company was nice, they may send a Cease and Desist, but with a company like EA - who, may I remind you, owns BioWare and thusly the rights to the Mass Effect series - I wouldn't hold my breath on them being so lenient. If EA were to see anyone get so much as a dime off something using something even so insubstantial as an eyeball texture from one of their games, they would probably sue the perpetrator under copyright infringement for all they're worth. Just imagine how much of a pissy fit EA would have if they saw someone using entire models that they owned. So the long and short of it is this is highly illegal. No sensible person will do it for that reason alone.
Wed, 15 May 2013 06:46:25

Ganonmaster

"Vitezislav" said ...
I have had courses about copyright laws for television, movie and new media. Trust me, this would be illegal.
And trust me, so have I. I'd take my chances.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:52:52

yardie

Technically you are using assets, made by, EA and Bioware, and for these to be potential financial gain from this can get you into some nairy legal territory, you are using model files that they made.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:17:27

legojohn

You guys don't seem to have read the whole fair use clause, at least inside the EU you can definitely make profit as long as you aren't reselling the original creation. Since sexual animations aren't the scope of the original Mass Effect, you are definitely not doing that. Of course it's fair enough if an artist isn't comfortable with it.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:09:28

ibegp

That's like saying you can sell a mod because it's your own content.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:34:46

deker

Omg, someone can do the vid for him and he doesn't have to pay for that. He can pay him eg. for providing link where to download it :lol: There is couple of ways to not make it illegal :idea: