Epic's Example Game Projects
Epic's Example Game Projects webpage ( https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Resources/SampleGames/ ) says:
I have been studying the C++ code as a way to learn Unreal Engine, especially the Shooter Game C++ source code.
I have read that the source code is protected by Epic's copyright but that we may also use it in our games under the EULA. I also see the copyright notice at the top of the C++ source code files. I don't have a legal background and am trying to understand how the code is copyrighted but still allowed to be used in our games.
On the EULA FAQ page ( https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/faq ) it says:
This makes me think that directly copying/pasting the C++ source code from ShooterGame (or any of Epic's "Example Game Projects") into our game isn't allowed after all.
I would like to do the following:
As I said, I don't have a legal background and any clarification would be appreciated. Studying and understanding the source code takes time and effort and I would like to be sure before investing too much time learning Unreal Engine from your Example Game Projects.
asked Feb 14 '18 at 04:27 AM in Legal & Licensing
Epic owns the code (copyrights), but the code is licensed to you for your use under the EULA. You can copy and paste it all you like under the terms of the EULA.
answered Feb 14 '18 at 04:10 PM
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