The Drillimation Content Usage Rules and Regulations is a section of Drillimation's Terms of Service that users must abide by when creating Drillimation-related derivative works.
We know that people like you, including gamers, fans, otakus, and individualists happen to like our games and such, and we know that many of you like to use our intellectual property (IP) to make your own stuff like fanfictions, machinimas, animations, and preferably doujinshi. Our lawyers wrote this page to help you make this easier for other fans. So, as long as you adhere to the rules of Fair Use and the ones below, you are allowed to use Drillimation's copyrighted assets in your fanworks.
What can I do?Edit
Drillimation Studios grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to use when creating your fanworks. Additional restrictions apply for certain games if they are based on existing IP that Drillimation has the license to, and you might need permission from the original license holder before continuing. If you choose to share your fanworks with others, you must include the following disclosure below:
- (name of the Drillimation game) © Bandai Namco Entertainment/Drillimation Studios. This (item name) was created under the Drillimation Content Usage Rules and Regulations using assets from (name of the Drillimation game). This (item name) is not sponsored or endorsed by Drillimation and is not affiliated with Drillimation for any way.
When you post this notice, please include the URL to this page so people can find it. If your fanwork is a fangame, please include it in the README file of the game.
What are some things I can and can't do with Drillimation's IP?Edit
In order for us to continue to make awesome games and watching you play them, these rules below tell you what you can and can't do while creating your fanworks:
- You can't reverse engineer Drillimation's games made for consoles to access its content, do things that your console's manufacturer doesn't permit, or anything that falls under the category of what fans refer to as "ROM hacking" when creating your fanworks. Sorry, but we can't give you the rights to create a "ROM hack" for a particular game. If your fanwork is a fangame the original engine the game was built must be recreated from scratch, and you can't use the ROM's engine as your medium.
- You can't use Drillimation's IP to create something that is offensive, pornographic, lewd, discriminatory, illegal, or anything that is objectionable to local laws. We can't guarantee if a fanwork is considered objectionable by staff, but if you believe that a number of fanworks based on a certain game crosses this line, please consider reporting the work(s) to the online service it is being hosted on, as they may be violating that site's policy as well. If they will not remove it, you can also report it to us through our abuse form.
- You can't earn any revenue from any Drillimation-related derivative works, as Drillimation still owns the rights to any assets you feature. You also can't use these rules to sell an app you make in the App Store, Google Play, PlayStation Store, or Nintendo eShop.
- You are allowed to publish your fanworks to YouTube or Twitch and participate in programs that can allow you to earn revenue from ads you display.
- If your fanwork is an app, you are only allowed to offer it for free, and you can't make any money from advertising.
- If your fanwork is a fangame or website, whether it is published on computers or mobile devices, it must not include any malware, spyware, viruses, or lead to spam or phishing attacks. Drillimation Studios cannot be held liable for any damages it may cause to your computer or mobile device, but the fanwork's creator will.
- You are allowed to use your fanworks to enter a contest or sweepstakes as long as the contest providers agree to adhere to these rules.
- If you want to use a game's music or sound effects, these are often licensed to or from third-party manufacturers and Drillimation might not have the right to pass them to you. We often license Drillimation music to YouTube Partner networks, and you might need the license from the original license holder if they are licensed music from another manufacturer.
- Existing copyright laws apply to all derivative works you create.
- You can't use any of Drillimation's trademarked names or logos. However, referential names like "Let's Play Touhou 15" or "Tips and Tricks for Mr. Driller X2" are allowed. Using the game title to tag a post you make on social media is allowed. Using a game's logo in a thumbnail is allowed, as long as you include any details from what you broadcast on Twitch or YouTube.
- Any other users who collaborate on making your fanwork also must adhere to these rules as well.