Licensing terms on texture packs?

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Aspiring Commoner
Sep 21, 2014
I would like to make a texture pack based on the MCMiddleEarth packs. It would be distributed for free ( with no adfly , no donate heres, etc) I will provide full credit to McMiddleEarth including a link to the official website. It would use some of the textures off each pack and combine them with new ones.

Is this allowed? If so , what are the licensing terms for your texture packs.

Kind regards,


Staff member
Mar 1, 2014
Dutch, English
As written in the terms of service and rules section of the website:
Texture and Resourcepacks

The Texture and Resourcepacks and all of our content that we make available to the public fall under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Minecraft Middle Earth by Minecraft Middle Earth is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at
Note one of the terms is 'ShareAlike' meaning that if you do base a new texturepack on one that is under this license it too should be under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.