Well, im kinda new here when it comes to posting, so im sorry if this is a stupid question/in the wrong place. Im wanting to start taking requests to add animations to already existing textures, like adding sparkle effects and dripping slime balls and what have you. So all you would need to do is link me to the texture pack and i would animate what you wanted, then send/post the animation to the person that wanted it. My question is, would i be able to do it without getting into trouble if they wanted me to animate a texture pack that says it cannot be modified if i just gave it to the one person that asked for it. Also, would i be able to use adfly (probably not, but it would be nice...) or even just have a donate link? Last question, would i have to ask for permission to do each texture?
*sigh* why am i not surprised >.< well, glad i asked first. thanks
That's not strictly speaking true, it depends on the license. Some people have licenses stating that you are allowed to remix their work without permission, provided you give credit. Some of these state that you must share-alike, meaning your work must use the same license to use it. Theoretically, they can let you use the work for commercial purposes, allowing you to do Adf.ly, but I've never seen it.
If the artist uses a Creative Commons license, you want one that doesn't say NoDerivs (the equals sign). If it has NonCommercial (crossed dollar sign), you can't use Adf.ly.
If the artist uses a Texture Artist Union logo, you want one that is either Wood (doesn't require credit) or Iron (requires credit).
If they don't use either, you have to read the license. Pretty much all licenses have a clause allowing the creator to give you permission if you ask, but most people will state whether they will accept in the post.