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Use of Factorio images/png on Space Exploration Wiki

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:05 am
by pandana

I have question regarding use of Factorio assets. Such as for example on ... :Steam.png is this proper way to credit the source?

Additionally there are some entities created/modified by Earendel, such as: ... stream.png , do these also need to credited?

Re: Use of Factorio images/png on Space Exploration Wiki

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:14 am
by Koub
Does this page answer to your question ? :
  • You may use Factorio and other paid content for your own personal use.
  • All the content in the game is owned by Wube Software Ltd. This also includes the user provided content that becomes part of game (for instance translations).
  • If you distribute or otherwise publish your derivative works or modifications of the source code or / and art assets, you automatically grant to Wube Software Ltd. the irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, sublicensable right and license under all applicable copyrights and intellectual property rights laws to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, perform, display, distribute and otherwise exploit and / or dispose of the modifications and / or derivative works (or any part of them) in any way Wube Software Ltd. considers appropriate. You also waive and agree never to assert against Wube Software Ltd. or its affiliates, distributors or licensors any moral rights or similar rights, that you may have in respect of such modifications and / or derivative works.
  • Factorio is not a free software, copy-left or public domain software. The source code and all art assets are copyrighted and licensed by Wube Software Ltd. and any use of them is subject to the rules stated in these Terms of Service or, if applicable, an express consent of Wube Software Ltd.
  • You are not allowed to copy, transfer or distribute the game, its hacked or otherwise altered versions, any of its parts or any of the paid content.
  • Distribution of the original art assets such as models, fonts or textures is not permitted, unless it is necessary to create your own mods in accordance with the previous paragraphs.
  • Any commercial use of the Factorio source code, art assets or other affiliated assets is subject to express consent of Wube Software Ltd. For this purpose you can contact us on This does not affect your Video Policy set out below.
  • You may use the free Factorio headless server to run and operate a commercial service providing servers to players. However we reserve the right to request the cessation of the service should an issue with the service provider arise.
If not, maybe :
If there is anything you are wondering about in connection with the use of Factorio or with these Terms of Service, do not hesitate to contact us – we will see what we can do but you can be sure we will do our best. Please address your questions, suggestions or requests to

Re: Use of Factorio images/png on Space Exploration Wiki

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:52 am
by Bilka
Hey, as Koub already pointed out, the game images on the Factorio wiki are subject to the copyright policy of the game, not that of the wiki. This is stated on the image pages, e.g.

The statement about copyright as it is present on the above linked page is what was agreed on was appropriate for Wube at the time (early February 2018, before I was hired). The Terms of Service have changed since then, but the Factorio wiki still uses the same statement about copyright on the game image pages.

So I would say that crediting the Factorio wiki (like you do right now) is a bit weird, since the wiki explicitly states that the game image is not under the wiki license, but instead subject to the copyright policies of the game. But I cannot give you advice on the copyright policies of the game.

For modified images, I have not dealt with those on the wiki, so I cannot give any perspective on them.

Disclaimer: Not legal advice, etc, etc. If you are looking for statements from Wube about the Factorio ToS, email support.