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So, Just a thought i had the other day, what is the legal standing for non for profit projects based on an IP?
We have seen instances where individuals or groups have created game modifications or total conversions for games which depict other IPs, Most recently i saw Stargate Invasion for Sins of a Solar Empire.
For the most part, these seem free from copyright infringement because they are non for profit.
If we take this a step further, if a First party engine were to be used and Assets created (not converted) from another IP what would the legal implications be of this assuming it was non for profit community driven?
Lets say for example, Fallout based in a new engine, or Doom converted to modern 3D?