I develop a game for a mobile platform. I would like to implement a movie figure/creature/character/vehicle into the game.
I wish to ask about Copyrights:
Is it acceptable, if I implement famous movie-like creatures (ex: Alien, Predator, Star Ship vehicle) into my game? Occasionally, I see games based on movies: "Star Trek, Star Wars, James Bond, etc..". If I wish to create a game based on successful movie, do I have to obtain approval?
What about songs? If I legaly purchase a CD in the store, can I use the song into my game?
Are there any conditions, under which I can use movie-like characters in my game? For example, if the game is going to be shareware/freeware, if the reneues does not exceed certain amount, or if some percentage of the original character look is modified?