Every project shared to the Scratch website can be remixed. A remix is valid as long as it adds something new to the project and credit is given to the original project creator and others who made significant contributions to the remix. Please note that recoloring and tracing are allowed on Scratch, as long as credit is provided to the original creator.
We also consider the remix attribution tag (pictured below), which thanks the person who made the original project and appears above the ‘Instructions’ field in remix chains, to be sufficient credit.
Remixing other people’s projects is a great way to create interesting projects. Through remixing, creative ideas spread through the Scratch community, and everyone benefits. All projects shared on the Scratch website are covered by the “Creative Commons Share Alike” license, which means that you can remix any project you see on the Scratch website – and everyone else can remix any of the projects that you share on the website.
If you see that someone has backpacked art from another Scratcher without providing credit or downloaded art from the internet without providing credit, you should click the "Report" button and choose the reason “Uses Images/Music Without Credit” (or “Exact Copy of Project”). Please provide a link to the original work in your report.
It’s hard for the Scratch Team to take action on reports when you can’t find the original content (or when you say something like “stolen from Google Images”). If you’re pretty sure you’ve seen the artwork somewhere before, we ask that you try to find the original before you report it.
Please do not comment on projects or profiles telling people that you know they stole art or asking them to provide credit. It’s against the Community Guidelines to publicly accuse someone of stealing, encourage other Scratchers to gang up on someone, or otherwise harass someone, no matter what you think they’ve done. This method leads to hurt feelings and does not always result in the copied content being removed or properly credited. Just report the project. The Scratch Team will investigate and take the proper action.