Required to notify UE4 of games release even without profit being made?
I've searched through various locations and I've found responses clarifying no royalties need to be tracked/paid for completely free games (i.e. they don't even have advertising revenue), and have found at - https://www.unrealengine.com/faq#legal
"Are any revenue sources royalty-free?
No royalties are due on the following:
(a few lines down) - Truly free games and apps (with no associated revenue)."
However I haven't found any clarification on whether a notification of a free games release is still required to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, as I'd prefer if possible to not have to go through the process of emailing them for each free alpha/beta build of a project nor any smaller 1-2 week projects that will be released without any form profit.
I'd greatly appreciate a response in regards to this.
asked Mar 22 '14 at 10:56 AM in Legal & Licensing
If I am correct in assuming you are just making and releasing games for purely for fun or experience, then you are perfectly fine to share your games with the world. As long as you are not bringing in any profits from selling the games or "items with embedded data or information, such as QR codes, that affect the operation of the product", then you have no real need to inform us. Unless you just wanted to show off of course, we always appreciate seeing what people are up to with the engine.
answered Mar 22 '14 at 01:27 PM
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