Well, I figure you might find this interesting, a little snippet from the EULA in the Creature Creator:
(b) Spore IP Rights. EA owns… the Spore creatures that you create, animate, and capture in screen shots or video clips using the Spore Creature Creator. You may use only the assets supplied with the Creature Creator to create Spore Creatures. You may not further modify Spore Creatures with any other materials, tools, or software programs. All rights not expressly granted herein, are reserved by EA.
(c) Your Contributions. You hereby grant EA an exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, fully transferable and sub-licensable worldwide right and license to use your contributions in any way including the rights to reproduce, copy, adapt, modify, perform, display, publish, broadcast, transmit, or otherwise communicate to the public by any means… without any further notice or compensation to you of any kind… you hereby waive any moral rights of paternity, publication, reputation, or attribution with respect to EA’s and other players’ use and enjoyment of Spore Creatures… To illustrate, and without limiting the statements above, if you create a Spore Creature and upload it (pursuant to EA’s agreement) to one of EA’s third party partner’s sites to create merchandise (such as a T-shirt or a replica), you acknowledge and agree that any other person can make the same or different merchandise using the Spore Creature or other assets that you created with the Spore Creature Creator tool without any compensation or notice to you.
So…3rd party, fan created tools are out of the question? That is a bummer…I love the tools that others create as they offer a lot more options/expandability than what the official programs do. But then again…this is a EULA. Does anybody really pay attention to these? 😀
Source: Doujoux’s LiveJournal