"Commercial Use, Maker Only"? Labels Purchasing Resources...

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  1. Pajama-Sama

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    Good Evening Community!

    I apologize if this question has been asked before, or if the answer is obvious and I'm just being oblivious...;_;


    While purchasing tile sets/characters/etc. I just noticed the other labeling on some of the resources...
    but what do they REALLY mean? lol

    For reference sake, this is a no brain label.

    This sign...[​IMG] ... I get it, editing is permitted & if it's crossed out, I can only assume editing the resource
    is not permitted.:thumbsup-left:B):thumbsup-right: Makes sense. haha.

    Then everything gets convoluted for me:

    Mainly, [​IMG] ?

    So... Does this mean this particular resource can be used commercially as long as it is used within RPG Maker?
    Or... is it read separately as "can not" use commercially AT ALL - Use in RPG Maker Only? lol


    and also...


    What's this about? [​IMG]

    Does this mean, ONLY USE in RPG Maker?
    or... is it labeling that you can use it in other engines other than RPG Maker?
    or even... The only thing you can't use it in, is Maker Only?

    I'm probably confusing myself, tbh.

    And lastly (I'm sure it's not the last lol),

    [​IMG] ......

    Beyond the obvious extremes, "Violent" and "Adult" is super vague :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

    Like, who decides this?
    How is it even gauged?
    Where would you even send your material to be "judged"?

    P.S. - What about the resources with No-Label listed at all!?

    Getting down to it, I just don't want to purchase any resources that I will be unable to use in my game if I do plan on selling it. I seen variations of this question as far as art, but I wanted to ask direct and specifically. Any insight on all this would be greatly appreciated.


    - PJ
     
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    I've moved this thread to Product Discussion. Please be sure to post your threads in the correct forum next time. Thank you.



    Commercial Use, Maker Only sign = You can use it commercially but only in RPG Makers/VN Maker.
    Maker Only sign = You can use this in RPG Makers/VN Maker.

    Resources with no label still have terms you have to follow; those are included in the pack when you buy it. The site just hasn't gotten to updating their page to show those terms before you purchase them.
     
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    From what I understood, packs with these labels are not meant to be used for mature contents; they're meant to be family friendly/P13 materials. I understand your frustration, but there are more materials you can use, or request your own materials.
     
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    As far as I know that is due to some japanese laws - those restrictions are very common for japanese artist, and I assume that the original artist required Degica to keep that licence restriction if they wanted to sell that resource.

    And yes, it is vague for us, probably because we don't know the references used in Japan.
     
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    Thank you everyone for clarifying this up for me. I really appreciate the help.
     
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    I believe, that means that you can only use it in IG Maker/RPG Maker/VNMaker.

    Not allowed for commercial use. Maker only applies for what I said above
     
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    No, that's wrong.
    [​IMG] = commercial usage allowed, but only in the maker series
    This resource has commercial usage forbidden.
    And this resource allows commercial usage in any engine.
     
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    @Andar you would be correct, +18 content requires proper censorship as uncensored “indecent areas” (for the sake of keeping appropriate language, I’m calling it that) is illegal in Japan, as for violence, I believe that’s put in as an agreement from the contents creator
     
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    I've learned that the red circle with the red slash just means that there are restrictions.
    The text to the right of that specify what conditions to be followed.
    In this picture, its allowed for commercial use in rpg maker / vn maker series. Thats the maker only.
    This would be only allowed to use in rpg maker / vn maker.
    But does that mean this can't be used for commercial use, since it doesn't have the commercial use tag on it?
    That's what it says to me. But at the same time, if the condition is not mentioned, then is it up to you to decide how to use it?
    So will we always see both tags if it is to not be used commercially?

    This is no issue for me as I never intent to make a game that is not PG13. But that's where I would say these are, PG13.
    So that should mean, not mature themes, no blood or gore.
     
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    I'm also confused with these icons.....
     
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    @Roninator2 I'll start of by saying I didn't 100% understand what you're saying. (It was ironically written down confusingly for me.) I'm also a moderator, not the store manager, so I don't have any inside information. Everything I know I just from checking several product pages and comparing the different icons each has, so I can better understand what each means. On your responses to my post.

    All pages that have these icons (since we still have older product pages that don't have them), have at least 3 icons:
    1. Which engine you can use these in (Maker Only/Any engine)
    2. If you can use these commercially
    3. Whether editing is allowed.
    So your above example is impossible, as all new products will have terms stating whether commercial usage is allowed (and if so in which engines).

    It's never up to you. For example the older products don't have these icons, but when you do buy them it includes a Terms of use text file which explains the terms (including whether commercial usage is allowed).
    These icons btw do not replace a terms of use text file. They are just there, so you have a quick check whether you'd able to actually have a use for these products (for example commercial devs now have the chance to avoid buying non-commercial DLC).

    I've reread this four times and have not a single idea which two tags you're talking about :/ Hopefully my explanation above was clear enough.

    Even if you find the icons confusing, just remember that each product comes with a Terms of Use text file, so you can always check there if you've bought them. :)
     
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    Sorry, Yea got thought here but wrote that.
    maker only.JPG commercial use forbid.JPG
    instead of
    commercial maker.JPG
    So the first two will be seen if it is to not be used commercially and the bottom one allows commercial use with the restriction on maker only.
     
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