EDIT: see https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/74896
While DanWL has licensed his mods now under the MIT license, for future cases we can't extend the MIT license presumed by TOS Section XIV to usage by parties other than Warzone and the original author.
Concretely, if you're referencing this in the future:
1. You CANNOT
assume that someone's mod is MIT licensed just because it was uploaded to Warzone. The Terms of Service are an agreement between Warzone and the uploader, not between the uploader and you.
2. You SHOULD
obtain a license from the uploader, ideally by asking them to explicitly MIT license their software.The original response below is at least partly incorrect, as is the entirety of Fizzer's response above.
The mod itself is not explicitly licensed but pursuant to the Warzone Terms of Service (https://www.warzone.com/TermsOfService
), the mod is presumed to be MIT licensed:
All mods uploaded into Warzone must be licensed with the MIT license. Any mods without a license specified are assumed to be licensed by the MIT license.
The MIT license grants you permission to:
...use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so...
Under the Warzone TOS, you should be good to upload the mod to Warzone (also under the MIT license). If you want to cover yourself, you can:
1) Contact DanWL- he's inactive on Warzone (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=9522268564
) but you can still reach him on Discord (DanWL#2759) and ask for any explicit permission you might need (you don't need any)
2) Add a copy of the MIT license to your own code if you open-source it (you can copy and paste the contents of https://mit-license.org/
into a file called LICENSE at your root directory)
3) Ask DanWL to explicitly MIT license his code to avoid further confusion; under the Warzone TOS he's implicitly MIT-licensed any mods he's uploaded onto Warzone, but having an explicit LICENSE file adds clarity
Practically, there's no risk here for you to worry about. Since neither you nor DanWL are profiting in any way from Warzone mods, there's nothing to be gained from pursuing an infringement claim even if one exists.
EDIT: I contacted DanWL for you, so scratch #3
Edited 11/27/2021 18:30:15