I may start working on a fan-site for a popular game franchise. I was wondering, if I were to attempt to match the images of the official website (such as borders/buttons/graphics), but not the layout, if it would be considered plagiarism.
Is there a difference between ripping the images off the official site (which seems like it would be plagiarism to me) and recreating something that looks very similar? Is the outcome the same?
Or, is it pretty much anything goes as long as I make sure there is a disclaimer for the game and where the images came from?
The site I make would have a tool that is not existing on the official site and possibly a forum area to discuss the tool.
If this question is in the wrong area please let me know where it should be and I can re-create it there.