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Creator Policies   Development   Ghosthande | 4/2/2015  log in to like post  4

updated5/6/2018
A list of policies for Creatures developers past and present, detailing the conditions of filesharing and/or rehosting their works.

This information comes from readme files and other documentation provided by the creators, but the policies listed below cannot be guaranteed to be true for all of that creator's works. Collaborative projects in particular are likely to be subject to different conditions.

If you are looking to rehost or otherwise redistribute a creator's work, you are encouraged to consult any documentation that may have come with it to ensure that you are looking at their most current and relevant policy.


Creator Policy Reference Updated
Amaikokonut Filesharing is accepted. Please do not rehost agents while they are still available elsewhere. Naturing :: Nurturing Apr 6, 2015
Don Please do not redistribute. Remastered Patch Apr 2, 2015
ElasticMuffin Works may be redistributed or modified with credit. Stated in comments below Apr 4, 2015
Ghosthande Filesharing encouraged. Do not rehost while Breeders Beware is still online. All works Apr 2, 2015
Grendel Man May fileshare. Do not rehost while The Realm is still online. The Realm Feb 28, 2018
Hausmouse Do not rehost without permission. Trumpet Seed Launcher Apr 2, 2015
Helen Do not redistribute without permission. C3/DS Radio (collab) Apr 2, 2015
Kezune May fileshare. No rehosting unless Designer Genes and Creatures Caves are both gone. GB Shelf Mushrooms Apr 2, 2015
Laura May redistribute as long as credit is given. Petz Treat Pack Apr 2, 2015
Mea May redistribute as long as credit is given. Stinger Honeycomb (collab) Apr 2, 2015
Moe Do not rehost without permission. Tuba Seeder Apr 2, 2015
Monika May redistribute as long as credit is given. Ammonite Toy (collab) Apr 2, 2015
Norngirl Ask permission first before doing anything. Do not rehost while Norngirl's Temporary Storage Place is still online. Norngirl's Temporary Storage Place May 5, 2018
Random Do not redistribute without permission. C3/DS Radio (collab) Apr 2, 2015
RProgrammer 3-clause BSD license or an attribution, no non-commercial, no share-alike Creative Commons license. statement on Creatures Caves Oct 8, 2014
TwilightCat May redistribute as long as credit is given. Ammonite Toy (collab) Apr 2, 2015
Ylukyun May fileshare and rehost as long as credit is given. Stated on Creatures Caves Apr 2, 2015
Liam May fileshare, alter and rehost as long as credit is given. Stated on Creatures Caves Aug 22, 2015
C-Rex May redistribute as long as credit is given. Stated on Creatures Caves Jan 9, 2018


Methods of redistribution fall into two categories. Filesharing is here defined as the act of sharing a work (such as an agent, breed or metaroom) with specific people, usually via email. Rehosting is the act of uploading a work to make it publically available on another web site.

Assuming that an author is open to having their work shared or rehosted, it is considered basic etiquette to ensure that any documentation (such as readme files) that were provided with the work remain packaged with it if at all possible. Proper credit should also be given to ensure that any recipients are aware of the work's origin.

 

Updated by Malkin on 4/20/2015 - updating with statement from RProgrammer.
Updated by ylukyun on 8/22/2015 - Updating to reflect Liam's statement.
Updated by ylukyun on 1/9/2018 - Updating to reflect C-Rex's statement... how did I miss that?.
Updated by ylukyun on 1/9/2018 - Dates.
Updated by Grendel_Man on 2/28/2018 - Updated own policy.
Updated by Grendel_Man on 5/6/2018 - Updated with Norngirl's new policies..

 
 
Norngirl | 5/5/2018  log in to like post

Updated mine too now (on my page) ,it's pretty much similar to like Grendel Man's.

It is true,I do have to update my homepage,since I know some text files are missing clarification on my stuff in the packs.
I did at least update the Term of use on my page.

Hopefuly I might be able to update more stuff on my page...

Anyhow,just wanted to give a heads up!
 
Grendel_Man | 2/28/2018  log in to like post

I went and updated my own policy, as I crafted a proper one a while back.
 
Pilla | 2/28/2018  log in to like post

People are free to rehost, redistribute and alter my work. Credit would be nice. As long as the original github or download files I host are still online, I would encourage everyone to use/link to those instead as I can keep those up to date. But if you want to include them in a pack as-is, be my guest.

I do not always create the graphics for my agents so make sure you're reusing my work and not that of the artist. For graphics that aren't mine you need the artist's permission. :)
 
GimmeCat | 1/25/2018  log in to like post

My policy is: If I didn't want people sharing my cobs, I wouldn't upload them in the first place. I don't want my files to die 10 years from now, so please share and rehost to your heart's content! Just keep them in their original archives with readmes where applicable.
 
C-Rex | 8/24/2015  log in to like post

I'm surprised Wafaru's policy isn't here, as it's literally slapped in your face as soon as you visit her website. :P
 
C-Rex | 8/22/2015  log in to like post

My policy is to allow others to redistribute my content as long as credit is given. :)
 
ylukyun | 8/22/2015  log in to like post

I've updated the article. :)
 
Liam | 8/22/2015  log in to like post  1

Hey yo, my policy is and has always been that people are free to re-host and re-distribute my work (and even alter it!) as long as credit is provided.
 
Malkin | 4/21/2015  log in to like post

I seem to remember Helen posting on the Gameware forums and allowing people to rehost her stuff - and the last known mirror of her site states "If you play creatures and you'd like to use any of the downloads or information on a webpage of your own, feel free. It'd be nice if you credit me for the stuff I've written and made, but if you don't I won't lose any sleep over it. " There's also a bit on her copyrights page giving conditions for reposting cobs and agents.
 
Ghosthande | 4/20/2015  log in to like post

I intend to, when it's possible to do so. But Ylukyun posted hers in the Mods section--so I can't exactly link to that here.

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