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dan_man1111



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7th August, 2003 at 14:43:47 -

I'd like to get a bit more info on internet copyright, as the copyright most people say they have on game and images isn't official is it? They didn't go down to the patent office or anything did they? So if they found you using something they have 'copyrighted' what can they do about it?

 
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7th August, 2003 at 14:56:54 -

Well I know in the United States (don't know about other countries) you can just write (C) then the date, then who copyrighted it (name or business) And no one can steal your idea and sell it. Its only valid for 5 years I think, and doesnt have as much power as the (R) registered which you register at the patent office. Thats valid for I think 50 years, and can be renewed. I'm pretty sure you have to pay for it as well.

Oh yeah I forgot to answer what you can do if you find out someone stole your copyrighted product. You can sue them and they will have to pay you some amount of money.

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7th August, 2003 at 15:23:43 -

Anything you make automatically has a copyright on it, and if anyone stole something from a copyrighted product, you can sue them, and you must be able to prove that it was you who made it.

 
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7th August, 2003 at 15:50:29 -

So if I write a (c) (+ date & name) on my work,
let's say some graphics, it's mine and no one can rip me gfx?



 
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7th August, 2003 at 15:58:48 -

search articles if you want, paul jeffries defined it all for us.

 
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7th August, 2003 at 16:54:16 -

2003, Blahblahcorp - www.blahblahcorp.com
2003, Blahblahcorp - www.blahblahcorp.com

No one can steal your idea and sell it. They can still take your idea though, as long as they distribute it for free...(I think)
I'm not sure about GFX/SFX/Music.

 
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7th August, 2003 at 17:48:59 -

Any loser who rips anything without consent, is complete trash and is deserving of unethnical ways of smiting. lol. I guess it depends on the situation though.

 
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7th August, 2003 at 17:49:15 -

I reccomend you copyright it with your name, not an unregistered companies

 
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7th August, 2003 at 17:52:21 -

make sure you do "" or the actual word "copyright" or it won't mean anything. especially not if you use "(c)" instead

 
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7th August, 2003 at 17:53:30 -

You cannot copywrite ideas... nor can you patent them...

 
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dan_man1111



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8th August, 2003 at 07:45:44 -

Thanks you guys.

 
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8th August, 2003 at 22:45:52 -

You can't really copyright/patent ideas, but it works that way if you patent the first game that uses the idea. Take Counter-Strike. There's literally tons of better games with the same idea out there, but everyone still plays CS.

 
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Jenswa

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9th August, 2003 at 07:45:08 -

Because it was the first and nearly plays on every pc.

So i just use or copyright and i am ok?
That's good to know, i didn't know if that was ok.
So i stopped using it. But now i am back!

 
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