I am trying to make my first ever game a medieval rpg and not been a 3d modeler have been scrubbing through every 3d site I can find. Sketchfab is definately one of the best but it does have some shady areas such as ripped models been posted and with commercial use allowed also some cc zero etc models of other folks are posted as other peoples.Some sold models at turbosquid are available free over here and not by the company trying to sell them.
But back to this posts main question. There are a ton of 3d models of people posted here all clearly taken with permission most of the celebrity ones have no commercial use clicked but your everyday Joe and Jane is usually labeled as free for commercial use.
Now there are laws in place regarding posting images/pictures/models of people without there permission called the right of publicity this extends to any posting free or commercial.
So my question is to all those posting models of other people are they aware you are posting here did they agree to there likeness been used commercially?
As someone who is intending a large populated world I really hope this is for the most part legit it would save a ton of time.
TL:Dr Are the 3d scans of people really able to be used for commercial use as most the license states however if not If I still use them and there are ramifications is the blame on me or those posting the models with a misleading license?
Thanxs for any feedback