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created 08/24/2019 4:00 pm by Anonymouscompany history
last reply 08/24/2019 11:05 pm
So I' m lead designer of a company that designs and sells bouncy castles. I want to make a design related to minecraft with (possibly) some of the textures and the steve character from the game but is this allowed? I' ve seen the Guidelines for commercial use of Minecraft on the mojang website but i don' t fully understand what we can and what our possibilities are before we are sued by Mojang for violating Copyright.
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08/24/2019 11:05 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Here are Mojang's terms and conditions. From the commercial usage guidelines, it states:

If you comply with and follow the Essential Requirements (in the Brand and Asset Usage Guidelines) and Naming Guidelines YOU MAY:

make and sell certain individual (i.e. not mass produced) handcrafted products that are inspired by Minecraft so long as you conform with all of the following:
  • any product or design is otherwise entirely original and unique (a “Unique Design”);
  • no part of the Brand and / or Assets forms a dominant element or substantial part of the product or its design;
  • you make no use of any software, sound or audio from Minecraft;
  • you mark clearly and prominently on each such product and all related materials and product listings/descriptions that it is “NOT OFFICIAL MINECRAFT PRODUCT. NOT APPROVED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH MOJANG”;
  • you are explicit about who to contact about the product and / or purchase, who the seller and manufacturer are, and that the seller and manufacturer are NOT Mojang, NOT associated with Mojang, and NOT supported by Mojang;
  • Mojang has no liability for the products or purchase;
  • you don’t make and sell more than 20 product items using the same (or a substantially similar) Unique Design. This means you can make 20 T-shirts using Design A and 20 T-shirts using Design B, but you cannot make 21 T-shirts using Design A; nor can you make 20 T-shirts using Design A plus 3 mugs using Design A;
  • you sell those products only through a website or service / channel that independently records the quantities of the product sold and enables us to independently verify that information;
  • you comply with all other laws and requirements; and
  • make no more than $5000 for any calendar year from selling products under these Guidelines.
08/24/2019 8:27 pm
Level 41 : Master Magical Boy
you should get in contact with mojang by emailing them or something, this is a minecraft fan-site so no one here actually works for mojang so no one would be able to help.
08/24/2019 4:48 pmhistory
Level 8 : Apprentice Ranger
Your best bet would be to email Mojang. This is after all purely a community forum.
08/24/2019 4:38 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Prince
you MIGHT get sued for copyright
i mean, it quotes

"Copyright Minecraft AB. Do not distribute!"
so i'd say not to take the textures
hopefully this helps

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