Blakkrose wrote:Bruceswar wrote:I am still not sure that this map is clear to go. By the looks of that PM / Email Exchange, this will need another look. The way you put it blake was to make it seem like CC does not make any money when in fact it does. Quite a bit in fact. And while this map might not make CC a ton of money, CC is making money with it. Therefore it would fall under commercial purposes in which he stated it cannot be used. Your best bet to save CC and you a lot of pain later would be to link him to his site and show him what kinda business it is. I do not think this is gonna fly, but lets see.
I'm sick of all your reasoning.
If you want my help, go ahead, otherwise I give up everything and I get to play!
Give me a clear answer: Forward or Stop
I myself am a trained professional in the design industry and it is best to cover all bases and ensure that anyone you are collaborating with knows ALL of the details. Please do not get angry, but I think it is best for you to cover all possible angles now, rather than have the artist come along later and say "NOPE, remove it, that's not what I agreed to." And they'd be perfectly within their rights to do so. That would be a bigger waste of your time, than smoothing everything over in the beginning.
Please link this thread to the artist and ask him to read it. Maybe even sign up and respond if he wants to. That way, everyone, including team CC will feel more comfortable about going ahead with it. All doubts will be gone and no one will bring it up again.
The obvious thing to do would be to include his url on the bottom of the finished map for original concept. I'm sure he'd be delighted with that.
Anyway, good luck with it. I love what you've done to it so far. It's really nice. I really can't see him saying "No" because CC isn't making profit directly from the map and crediting him will help him gain some more publicity for his own work. You just need total transparency with him at this point.