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Can we legally sell our original UE4 assets on 3rd party sites like itch.io?

Can we sell UE4 specific assets (such as Blueprints, materials, etc.), which we have made ourselves, on sites other than the Marketplace? It would be a huge boon to indie devs to have more avenues available.

Would it affect the answer to sell said assets with licensing terms requiring the buyer to be a UE4 licensee that will only use the assets with UE4?

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asked May 01 '15 at 09:23 PM in Legal & Licensing

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You can do what you like with your own UE4 creations (apart from licensing them under a non-compatible license per the EULA), including selling them.

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answered May 01 '15 at 09:26 PM

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avatar image SFtheWolf May 01 '15 at 09:55 PM

That's fantastic to hear! So to make sure I'm understanding properly: We could sell a package of .uasset files, Blueprint node graphs, etc. on whatever site we like, and pay Epic a 5% royalty on gross revenue?

Are there any restrictions on pricing them differently on the marketplace compared to elsewhere?

Also what kind of EULA do we need to include with them? (I see a lot of info on this for games but less for assets intended for game developer usage)

avatar image atypic STAFF May 01 '15 at 10:22 PM

You could sell your own .uasset files or Blueprints and pay Epic the 5% royalty. There aren't restrictions on prices. We of course encourage you to consider using our Marketplace though : )

In terms of EULA, you're not distributing UE4 with the assets you described, so the EULA requirements regarding protections to Epic don't apply. So really you can use a license that you like other than the noncompatible licenses addressed in the EULA.

avatar image SFtheWolf May 01 '15 at 10:38 PM

Excellent! Thank you so much for the prompt replies. I can't believe support has continued to be this great even after you removed the subscription fees.

avatar image Andrei Branescu Jun 07 '18 at 09:25 PM

I thought the royalty fees applied only to games, not to assets, and there's the 3000$ in revenu per quarter exemption. Right?

avatar image atypic STAFF Jun 07 '18 at 09:27 PM

Royalties are due on Products. Products are defined as:

any product developed under this Agreement that is made using the Licensed Technology or that combines the Licensed Technology with any other software or content, regardless of how much or little of the Licensed Technology is used

avatar image Andrei Branescu Jun 07 '18 at 09:29 PM

So I guess the exemption applies, as I suspected. Thanks for the quick answer!

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