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Copyright for Animation

How does it work with copyrighting works with crowdsourced content. For example The Backrooms or SCP Foundation. Recently I heard a film based on the backrooms was in development but The Backrooms as a concept is a decentralized, user-generated, collaborative media project. How would that work?

Best Student Answer:

All independent works would be copyright owned by their independent creators. Since a user-generated idea cannot be copyrighted. Although, with SCP Foundation or the Backrooms, they have characters that were created by independent people. If you're doing a film with these creatures, you may have to ask for permission from the independent artists responsible for those characters.

More information:

Check the terms and conditions or end user license agreement of the platform. It could be that this is addressed there. 

See how others have reused the content and what the fallout was.