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  • You do have to know that:

    1. The legality of this is pretty much debatable;
    2. The Telltale Speech Extractor has annotations, which pretty much simplifies this drastically.

  • @GaryCXJk said: The legality of this is pretty much debatable


    Actually, it's not debatable at all: it's not legal.

    Now, whether that matters or not is up to Telltale. They can do one of three things:
    1. Explicitly grant permission, making it legal.
    2. Turn a blind eye to it, saying nothing. In this case, it's not legal, but it doesn't really matter.
    3. Give you a cease & desist.

    I wouldn't expect #1, though it's not impossible. Whether they go with #2 or #3 most likely depends on if they think it'll have a negative impact on sales.

    I'm in pretty much the same position with a website of my own (Learning Languages Through Video Games), but in my case I think it's unlikely I'll receive any cease & desist notices since I'll be dealing with primarily text and also the video games will tend to be old ones with little current commercial value.

  • Valve generally steers towards #2 when people use TF2 voices for stuff. Heck, some videos that come as a result are linked from the TF blog.

  • Psst...you might not have noticed but...TellTale isn't Valve.

    Just throwin' it out there.

  • @DanTycoon said: Psst...you might not have noticed but...TellTale isn't Valve.

    Just throwin' it out there.



    Yeah telltale is nicer.

  • @furrykef said: Actually, it's not debatable at all: it's not legal.



    That's pretty much what I meant though.

    @furrykef said: Yeah telltale is nicer.

    Though also stricter.

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