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Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 20, 2017 09:10 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: DeadHamster
Quote: --- Original message by: Dennis
Quote: --- Original message by: Jesse
Dennis has been clear that he doesn't make any profit from this site. If anything, he pours cash into it out of love.
I wouldn't go so far as to call it "love", but the rest is accurate.


You should work with Sparky to turn the Halo Maps archive into a profit generator. He seems to have this pretty well figured out, there's apparently quite the payout in distribution of assets for a game engine older than some of the site's posters.

Sarcasm for the win!

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 18, 2017 07:37 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: Jesse
Dennis has been clear that he doesn't make any profit from this site. If anything, he pours cash into it out of love.
I wouldn't go so far as to call it "love", but the rest is accurate.

Halo CE General Discussion » Introducing a new map team! May 17, 2017 10:34 AM (Total replies: 7)

this was inevitable. locked

Halo CE General Discussion » Final Dreamweb Release May 12, 2017 02:39 PM (Total replies: 47)

Quote: --- Original message by: not m00kz
I swear my posts are disappearing
That can happen when you rely on memes instead of the written language.


Quote: --- Original message by: Super Flanker
AHA! And megasean says I'm bad!

:V
You are one of the offenders and now have been privately and publicly warned.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 11, 2017 08:56 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
And by extension, Dennis works -- or used to work -- to develop this forum. Has Microsoft sued him for placing ads on his web site to earn money? He is by extension making money off of the copyrighted software, just as programmers or anyone else currently doing pro bono work would be making money by extension off of the copyrighted software by making money off of their own work.
This statement shows you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. False equivalencies will not prevent you from being sued if you attempt to sell the Halo game.


Quote: --- Original message by: StormUndBlackbird
Did it violate some kind of site policy that I missed?
Yes. Not the subject but the posting of partial nudity by various users including the originator.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 6, 2017 09:26 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky

The software itself has nothing to do with Microsoft, despite the EULA stating that copyright for the HEK is Microsoft's [...]


This is the single dumbest thing I have read all week which is saying something considering who is in the white house. Microsoft holds the copyright to the HEK and all Halo intellectual property regardless of who actually developed it.

If you are so sure of yourself just write a letter to Microsoft outlining your business plan.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 5, 2017 05:19 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: Caesar
Sparky has the rights to do this.
Incorrect.

You can't rent an apartment fix the holes in the walls paint it then sell it to to someone else. Which is essentially what he wants to do. You license software you don't own it.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 5, 2017 12:23 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: Twinreaper
Actually this thread does the raise the question about where Microsoft actually stands on the issue,
It doesn't. Microsoft owns the intellectual property rights to the Halo franchise. They are very clear in their intentions about the product as indicated in their EULA and usage guides and statements. In the past they have issued very public cease and desist orders on fan made content and have a history of protecting their property rights. They are actually very liberal about fan made products but you cannot start a business to sell their intellectual property rights or the Halo game no matter how much you may quibble or prevaricate in this forum.
Edited by Dennis on May 5, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Halo CE General Discussion » Money Apr 29, 2017 05:02 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: DeadHamster
Sparky theoretically since the Halo patches aren't the original copyrighted software, can't you just sell Halo PC 1.10 for like 50 bucks? You would just have to make sure it's 1.10 and not 1.0 since they can't have the copyright to patches.

Then why would we have .PPF files?
This is incorrect. You cannot sell the Halo game in any form because you do not have the rights to the intellectual property.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money Apr 28, 2017 05:53 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
OK, so I am saying that the 83 tag file formats used by the HEK programs are not copyrighted or patented,
You can say what you want the courts do not agree and it has been litigated ad nauseam. You cannot sell Halo game assets because you do not have the rights to the intellectual property.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money Apr 28, 2017 12:40 AM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
sell their assets and use my program to convert them to tags and maps and then sell those also.
No. You won't. It is a direct violation of copyright and the EULA and would trigger a Cease and Desist order from Microsoft. You cannot sell Halo Game assets.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money Apr 23, 2017 01:10 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
My argument is that people have the right to earn money for their work.
You are starting from a false premise and spiraling down a self delusional rabbit hole. Halo and the intellectual property associated with it is NOT your work. Therefore you have no inherent rights to the game, the assets, the image or concepts without specifically licensing them from Microsoft no matter how much "work" you put into them.

The 2,500 other words you upchucked on the the page does not change that basic fact and will not be negated by your verbal vomit. This has been litigated and upheld in the courts and is a well known fact except apparently by you.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money Apr 22, 2017 08:05 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
I would like to discuss potential for legally earning money for work in this game.
You can't. You do not own the intellectual property rights to the game or anything in it. You would have to license the rights to the game from Microsoft to "legally" make any money from it.


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Halo CE General Discussion » Semi-Official Gallery [WIPS] Apr 1, 2017 09:32 PM (Total replies: 11298)

Stay on topic please.

Halo CE General Discussion » [Release] inferno Apr 1, 2017 09:24 PM (Total replies: 21)

Quote: --- Original message by: Super Flanker

so someone kindly explain what RTFM is pls.



It stands for:Read The Fine Manual. I am sure you cat guess the less polite variant.


This forum is an ON-Topic forum only. We do not have a general or off-topic discussion section by design.


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