Hocus Pocus EULA?

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Hocus Pocus EULA?

Post by mortimer » Sat Nov 19, 2011 13:16

Hi,
I've been offered revenue sharing by Youtube, so I can make a few pennies from my videos. My most-viewed video is of Hocus Pocus, and it is my only popular one, but it says you're not allowed to upload video game footage unless the End-user license agreement‎ states that it's ok to do so. I have been unable to find the EULA for Hocus Pocus, and would be grateful if someone would have a look for me.
Sorry to bother, it will probably take three seconds on google but I wasn't successful myself :dopekeen
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Post by Pokota » Sat Nov 19, 2011 13:45

This is probably something that should be asked at 3DRealms (or Moonlite Software, if you can get ahold of them), although I would think the standard proprietary software end-user license agreement would apply: Do not redistribute the paid version, do not reverse-engineer, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
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Post by mortimer » Sat Nov 19, 2011 13:54

Pokota wrote:This is probably something that should be asked at 3DRealms (or Moonlite Software, if you can get ahold of them), although I would think the standard proprietary software end-user license agreement would apply: Do not redistribute the paid version, do not reverse-engineer, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
Yeah.
Hold on, I just thought of something; The video in question is of the free first episode. Would this mean it is ok to make money from?
Bah, legal stuff >:
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Post by kuliwil » Sat Nov 19, 2011 14:45

Unfortunately this is modifying the work (video, not playable game) and also you're profiting from it, which is against standard shareware rules. I wouldn't assume anything here - email everyone you possibly can and ask.
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Post by Keeper » Sat Nov 19, 2011 14:53

The really funny thing here is that Hocus Pocus was made in the time before games had EULA's.

License agreements started to appear around 1996-1997, and only for Windows games.

The safest thing to do would be to ask 3D Realms. They should have a legal department that deals with this kind of issues.

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Post by guynietoren » Sat Nov 19, 2011 18:11

Right the EULA only started after the whole Game Genie lawsuit. That they weren't allowed to modify the game software. But they lost because the software belonged to the customer after it was purchased. So the EULA came about to fix that loophole.

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Post by kuliwil » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:51

guynietoren wrote:Right the EULA only started after the whole Game Genie lawsuit. That they weren't allowed to modify the game software. But they lost because the software belonged to the customer after it was purchased. So the EULA came about to fix that loophole.
Thus we can modmodmod.

Hold on, does that mean that all the Keen mods can have the original games bundled in? Or is there a rule against re-sale?
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Post by Roobar » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:12

Which is your channel?

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Post by mortimer » Sun Nov 20, 2011 13:04

wiivn wrote:Which is your channel?
http://www.youtube.com/theeocene
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