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game license

A topic by raphaelstary created Nov 29, 2016 Views: 252 Replies: 5
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it says,

"Games are uploaded under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Creative Commons license."

is this even possible? basically you submit a game to itch.io & the itch terms of use don't force you into any license.


but in the game jam FAQ you can read about adding source code and license requirements for the jam submission.


... just curious about the topic, never saw mandatory license agreements with itch.io jams.

cheers raphael

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Interesting point. Had a look at the rules, they don't forbid adding additional rules. Check the Custom fields section: "if sourcecode a requirement for submission", "if you your game must be released under Creative Commons", etc. The mentioned license basically makes the game uncommercial (non-profit), if someone will redistribute it then credits to the creator should be given, mention the changes made, provide the same license further. Correct me if I missed anything.

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yeah but it is very loose...

now that the jam has started, i tested the submission process:
1. I submit a game to itch.io (no license requirement) https://itch.io/docs/legal/terms#rights
2. I submit my uploaded game to the jam (no checkbox or agreement that you waive any rights)
- so I guess there should be some kind of checkbox with text (like the predefined CC0 checkbox you can add) at step 2 to make the mentioned license a submission requirement
(even though your game has a normal separate itch.io page with a license flag you can edit and change at step 1...)

I guess the itch.io jam system and the itch.io Terms of Service where not created with mandatory submission licenses in mind

...BUUT anyway it's not that important,

What if you want to improve and monetize your submitted game later?


You still have all rights about your game and can do with it whatever you want (e.g. monetize). These regulations only apply to redistributers, remixing or remaking your games.

Thank you for explaining.