I had a brief email exchange with a content provider on the marketplace and one issue came up that I was hoping to get an answer to. From what I am told, people that purchase marketplace content cannot include the purchased content in derivative works, such as levels. I’m looking to get some levels made and thought as an alternative to work developed with Maya/Max/World Machine type tools, it would be possible to use some of (or in conjunction with) the tools on the marketplace to get the job done.
I’m happy to purchase a license for a tool and let the level designer use it to build my levels. How is the licensing controlled then?
When I purchase a tool, unroll it on my machine, test with it, then find a designer how do I pass the license on to them? How do I reclaim the license when they’re done?
No sooner after posting the above I opened up the new launcher and saw Licensing information displayed:
You also may Distribute Content to an Engine Licensee who is your employee or your contractor regardless of whether they have rights under their license to the same Content, but only to permit that Engine Licensee to utilize that Content in good faith to develop a Product on your behalf for Distribution by you under the License, and not for the purpose of Content pooling or any other Distribution or sublicensing of Content that is not permitted under this Agreement. Recipients of such a Distribution have a limited license to use, reproduce, display, perform, and modify that Content to develop your Product as outlined above, and for no other