SinfulD

[SOLVED] Need help with licensing issues for my skybox!

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Hello,

I have been working on a skybox composite using various images, of nebulae and galaxies, from NASA, ESO and other 'free' sources. I was almost ready to release it to the KSP community. However, while compiling all the sources and credits for the images, I found out that NASA and ESO state that the image credit should be visible WITH the images. The way I understood it, that implies that I would have to stick the credits right beside the nebulae and galaxies in the skybox itself. Now THAT, is a big problem, and as you can tell, ABSOLUTELY UNDESIRABLE!

I have been working on it for several months now, in between two jobs, and I was looking forward to sharing it with the community. If any of you guys can suggest a way out, I would be so much relieved. (Or please just tell me I got it wrong, because I don't think Rareden's Real Skybox had the same problem.)

P.S.: The skybox was initially captured in Space Engine. Later, I used high-res, 'real' images of the visible nebulae and galaxies from various sources to enhance their detail, and realism.

 

P.P.S.: In case if it's of any help, here are all the sources (I would have attached this in the release page AND with the download as well):

Spoiler

GALAXIES

Circinus
Credit:    NASA/Andrew S. Wilson (University of Maryland); Patrick L. Shopbell (Caltech); Chris Simpson (Subaru Telescope); Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann and F. K. B. Barbosa (UFRGS, Brazil); and Martin J. Ward (University of Leicester, U.K.)
Source:   https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/Circinus.html

Centaurus A
Credit:    ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)
Source:   http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0903a/

Andromeda
Credit:    Torben Bjørn Hansen
Source:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/torbenh/6105409913

Triangulam
Credit:    Alexander Meleg
Source:   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M33_-_Triangulum_Galaxy.jpg

Maffei 2
Credit:    Atlas Image courtesy of 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF; Image mosaic by R. Cutri (IPAC)
Source:   https://www.ipac.caltech.edu/2mass/gallery/maf2atlas.jpg


NEBULAE

M78
Credit:    ESO/Igor Chekalin
Source:   https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1105a/

NGC2023
Credit:    ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
Source:   https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0949e/

Horsehead
Credit:    Ken Crawford
Source:   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barnard_33.jpg

Orion
Credit:    Bryan Goff
Source:   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Backyard_photo_of_the_Orion_Nebula.jpg

Puppis A
Credit:    NASA/CXC/IAFE/G.Dubner et al & ESA/XMM-Newton
Source:   https://www.nasa.gov/chandra/multimedia/puppisA-2014.html

Great Carina
Credit:    Harel Boren
Source:   http://www.pbase.com/boren/image/151851961

NGC 3324
Credit:    ESO
Source:   http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1207a/

Red Rectangle
Credit:    H. Van Winckel (KU Leuven), M. Cohen (UC Berkeley), H. Bond (STScI), T. Gull (GSFC), ESA, NASA
Source:   https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap040513.html

Lagoon
Credit:    ESO
Source:   http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0936a/

Witch Head
Credit:    NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey/Noel Carboni
Source:   https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1209.html

Flame
Credit:    ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin
Source:   https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0949k/

Pleiades
Credit:    Zdeněk Bardon/ESO
Source:   https://www.eso.org/public/images/pleiades-ch17-bardon-cc/

North America
Credit:    Oliver Stein
Source:   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:North-America-nebula.jpeg

California
Credit:    Zdeněk Bardon/ESO
Source:   https://www.eso.org/public/images/pleiades-ch17-bardon-cc/

Wizard
Credit:    Chuck Ayoub
Source:   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wizard_Nebula.jpg

Heart and Soul
Credit:    NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
Source:   https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/multimedia/wiseimage20100524.html

Crab
Credit:    ESO
Source:   https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9948f/

Medusa
Credit:    ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Source:   https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1520c/
 

 

Thank you for your time, and thank you very much for any help that you can provide.

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Anyone? :(

Is it enough to post the full the list of credits on the release page, and also include it with the download?

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20 hours ago, SinfulD said:

NASA and ESO state that the image credit should be visible WITH the images. The way I understood it, that implies that I would have to stick the credits right beside the nebulae and galaxies in the skybox itself.

I've only checked a few so far, but even the source images themselves don't follow this requirement. Do you have a link to the license or terms that led you to this conclusion?

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18 hours ago, HebaruSan said:

I've only checked a few so far, but even the source images themselves don't follow this requirement. Do you have a link to the license or terms that led you to this conclusion?

I thought that's what they meant by "The credit should not be hidden or disassociated from the image footage." It's from the ESO. The link is: https://www.eso.org/public/outreach/copyright/

But yes, even the source images do not follow this requirement. I think they meant it for 'footage', as in video footage!

16 hours ago, SpannerMonkey(smce) said:

Hi from this page https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/guidelines/index.html

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Looks to me as though using as you are for a freely distributed mod , you're good to go

Thank you for pointing that out! :) I am much relieved now that I can release the skybox..... in a couple of days! :D

 

Thanks for the replies, guys!

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