I'm making a mod, but it contains copyrighted material. Am I allowed to publish it if I don't sell it?
I've seen many mods containing copyrighted material so I'm not too sure on the matter.
The Mapping and Modding Rules are very clear on this: If your work contains copyrighted material that you do not own then you MUST include proof that you have permission from the copyright holder to redistribute their work. This is specifically so that we may adhere to the DMCA "Safe Harbor" provisions.
If you see a mod that contains copyrighted material that does not adhere to this policy, please Report it so that a staff member can review and if necessary remove it. There is no penalty for incorrect reporting, so if in doubt please do report potential breaches of our copyright policy.
If you have any further questions, please contact a staff member.