With regards to original question, are you offering the altered texture as freebie or were you planning on selling the altered texture?
If you are offering as a freebie, you could always go the oldie route of RTE encoding the texture. This ensures that only those who have already purchased the product can decode the texture and use it.
Simply making a few changes to a texture and then selling it as your own can lead to many, many problems. One of the biggest and messiest was in late May of 2007. If you have a Rendo account, search the Copyright and infringement form for that time period. You will learn a great deal.
Too bad you can’t get into the old Poser Pros forums either. Issues of copyright infringement happened there at least 4 or 5 times.
Just a freebie, nothing commercial. I’d never do that, as this is just preying on other people’s hard work.
I just altered a texture for private use, as I wasn’t satisfied with the one included with the product. Then I thought why not share it so others having the same product could benefit from it also.
Anyway, EOD from here. Thanks everyone for your input..