People selling Reshade presets with RT

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1 month 3 weeks ago #1 by Bubuyaka
People selling Reshade presets with RT was created by Bubuyaka
People selling Reshade presets for 5$ to 12$ (Ray Tracing version) via patreon now?. Is this even legal and approved by Crosire? 

www.patreon.com/DubstepZz

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1 month 2 weeks ago #2 by lordbean
Replied by lordbean on topic People selling Reshade presets with RT
The way Patreon works, he's not actually selling the presets. He's asking you to donate money to him, and in exchange, he will give you access to the presets he's working on. It doesn't sound much different, but in the eyes of the law it's very much not the same thing.

Whether it's ethical for him to be doing it? Dealer's call.

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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #3 by crosire
Replied by crosire on topic People selling Reshade presets with RT

He's asking you to donate money to him, and in exchange, he will give you access to the presets he's working on. It doesn't sound much different, but in the eyes of the law it's very much not the same thing.


In most countries that does count as a transaction, rather than a donation (since you are getting something material in return for paying). So it is the same really. You'll notice Patreon purposefully does not use the term donation anywhere.
Do I approve? Not really. The time and work spent by all the shader authors to write their shaders and by myself to make ReShade is considerably higher than the effort needed to create a preset, so I don't consider it particularly fair to build upon all that work from others and still take money without giving back. But yeah, it's still perfectively legal (ReShade is permissively licensed after all and does not restrict usage in any way).
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