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Letter or Authorization to Copyright Game Made With UE

Hello Everyone,

I am developing a small test drive simulator, I asked the local registry entity about copyrighting a game and they aer asking for a clause on the EULA or a written (email) authorization saying something like "you can copyright the games you make with Unreal Engine".

I have read the terms of the EULA and see that I am free to use the included blueprints which I am using the car, however I am not sure how to get this clause or authorization from Epic.

I know I have to include the legal notice and copyright of Unreal as mentioned on the FAQs.

If someone can guide me in the right direction I would really appreciate it since this is stopping me from copyrighting my game as soon as possible.

I am also planning to sell it and pay the loyalties if I get to earn the required money for that which is what I really hope.

Thanks in advance!

Product Version: UE 4.20
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asked Aug 06 '18 at 06:54 PM in Legal & Licensing

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avatar image atypic STAFF Aug 06 '18 at 09:34 PM

Epic certainly doesn't block licensees from obtaining a copyright registration for their works. That registration can't include Unreal Engine itself, but at least in the United States there is a way to exclude works from the registration.

What message are you getting from the local registrar?

avatar image Ivan_Castro Aug 06 '18 at 10:34 PM

Hello and thanks for the prompt answer. They are basically asking for a screenshot of the part where it says that games developed using UE can be copyrighted and sold of course I know I cannot copyright UE but as far as I know I can ship it for my game to be playable and I also plan to apply for Dev Grants since I think my project can be used in many scenarios with and has a lot of potential.

Please let me know if you need anything else or other info.

avatar image atypic STAFF Aug 06 '18 at 10:38 PM

You have my answer here - Epic does not object to licensees seeking copyright registration(s) for their Products (as defined by the EULA), provided that such applications exclude the Licensed Technology (again, as defined by the EULA).

avatar image Ivan_Castro Aug 07 '18 at 01:58 AM

Hello thanks for your response I really appreciate it. I have one last question, since this is a legal procedure is there a way I can get such clarification addressed by my real name and not my user alias? and is there any way to get that from an "official document or email?" this since I am sure they will be asking for that to make sure I am not lying.


avatar image atypic STAFF Aug 07 '18 at 02:07 AM

I'm marked as STAFF on AnswerHub because I work for Epic.

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