Vehicle Mod Licenses

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Just a quick intro here about vehicel mods and why licenses are needed.

Also a warning that when you create a vehicle mod you shouls always check the license of the model you use before you start working on the mod.

License for usage of someone else's model

When using a car or object model obtained from an external source, the author must always provide a license granting you and others permission to use said model for your own purposes. If the original author did not provide a license, its usage permissions default to "no permission" and the model cannot be used. In this case you could ask the original author for permission, or to provide a license, but this may not always be granted.

You cannot use a model obtained from the web or elsewhere if it contains no license granting you the rights to use said model!

License to grant permission for others to use your model

Whenever you create an LFS Vehicle Mod you must always provide a license to indicate whether other people are allowed to use it for their own purposes and / or whether they are allowed to modify the contents of the Vehicle Mod.

It is possible to provide no grant license, in which case you do not grant permission to anyone to use your Vehicle Mod contents for their own purposes.

Original work

If you have created the contents of a Vehicle mod all by yourself from scratch, you do not have to provide a usage license, of course. You are the owner of your own creation. In this case you only need to provide a grant license type to let other people if they are allowed to use your work. It is possible to provide no grant license at all, in which case the permission defaults to "no permission" and noone else is allowed to use your mod.

License wizard

On our Vehicle Mod submission page we have provided a License Wizard to make selection of the appropriate license(s) and additional options for your Vehicle mod a bit easier.

License types

We have collected a number of popular licenses and incorporated them into our License Wizard. These different licenses may look alike, but are not all the same as they have slightly different purposes. Below we have listed these licenses and added a short description to them to help you learn the difference.

But be aware that our descriptions are not the official ones! We have included links to the full and official license contents for each license type. If you want to learn all about them, you must follow these links for all the details.

This page is in no way an official representation of all the licenses and is only created for your convenience, and to have them all in one page for a quick overview!

LFS Vehicle License

This license is applicable whenever you create a Vehicle Mod based on an official LFS car, or another Vehicle Mod that is based on an official LFS car.

We try to keep things simple. The description of our LFS Vehicle License is the following:

You may use the official Live for Speed models provided in the LFS Editor as a basis for mods that can be used by S3 licensed people within Live for Speed. This license does not permit use of models derived from LFS cars in other software. If you give permission to other people to develop mods based on your mod, they must also apply this license.

CreativeCommons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

CreativeCommons Attribution (BY)

CreativeCommons Attribution-ShareAlike (BY-SA)

CreativeCommons Attribution-NoDerivs (BY-ND)

CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial (BY-NC)

CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA)

CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (BY-NC-ND)



Other licenses

It is possible that you find a 3D model that has a license applied which is not listed on this page, or available in the Vehicle Mod submission form. In this case, please contact the LFS developers so we can inspect the license and if applicable add it to our list of known licenses after which you can select it on the Vehicle Mod submission page.