User talk:Czar

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Game developer uploading screenshots of their own game[edit]

Hi. How would it work if a game developer released and uploaded screenshots of their own game to Commons? This is assuming there's no external source with these images under a CC BY/CC BY-SA declaration. I assume they'd need to email OTRS, still. Anarchyte (work | talk) 02:05, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

@Anarchyte, as long as an uploader holds the copyright to the upload, the release is—in theory—valid, but the difficulties are in whether the anonymized uploader indeed is that rightsholder. If I were to upload my own drawings/renders, it's likely that no one would think of challenging them. But if I publish a game, and upload screenshots purporting to be the copyright holder, others will want confirmation that my online avatar does indeed represent the company releasing the assets. Best scenario in that case is to have the account associated with the game dev write into OTRS ( from an official company email confirming that a specific Commons account does indeed represent the company's capacity to license its works. czar 02:48, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! Anarchyte (work | talk) 03:15, 20 January 2018 (UTC)