Copyright question (again...) Answered
I’ve been searching Instructables for a while now and found similar questions to mine, but none putting my (overly paranoid?) mind at ease. So, first off apologies if this question has been asked before.
Q: Is it copyright infringement to use artwork from a video game for a project and post it to Instructables?
I’m in the process of finishing a few projects (and subsequent instructables) but I’m hesitant to post them here. I’ve seen many projects using essentially unaltered video game art, for example:
They’re all probably passing through as fair use, but I understand that fair use is a “legal mine field”. In all these cases, the final product is not similar to the product from which the art originated, but the art used is essentially direct copies.
One of my projects comprise putting pixelated images on a table (the sprites used are not altered and certainly copyrighted). Is it sufficient to just mention in the instructable that the sprites are copyrighted to e.g. Nintendo?
This article on sprites and copyright (http://flashrights.com/sprites.htm) give a very definite maybe as the final conclusion. But what is Instructables’ view on this?