Not sure if this is off topic, but I have a problem. I'm making buttons for my own controller in my Game. For example, the attached images will appear to indicate the player to press the A or B Buttons. The image resembles Xbox Controller Buttons. So, is it legit to use them as Buttons of my own Custom Controller?A Button Iconenter image description here

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think this is more of a law question than a question regarding game development. And this it's better asked in the Law Stack Exchange \$\endgroup\$
    – Steven
    Feb 12 '19 at 7:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think that as long as you don't "steal" the images from someone without permission and you don't include xbox's logo anywhere, you should be totally fine. again, i'm not a layer or law expert, so you might want to ask on LawSE. \$\endgroup\$
    – user115399
    Feb 12 '19 at 7:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sure one would say that they remind them of XboX's buttons, but the letters are not the same (in XboX A is green and X is blue, while B is red), and I can't picture a company having the copyright of a "green button with letter". Having said that, I'm not a lawyer, but if you are indeed not trying to copy another company's work, you can just make your button's original, and that should be enough. \$\endgroup\$
    – TomTsagk
    Feb 12 '19 at 8:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ I suggest you read carefully their help center before posting there. \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt
    Feb 12 '19 at 12:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also note that even law.stackexchange is still just "someone on the internet"; you have basically got no way whatsoever to confirm the credentials of any random Joe-on-the-internet who says either "yes" or "no" to such a question. So if your question is "will I get my ass sued off me if I do this" you really need professional, accredited and competent legal advice; random and otherwise unknown people on the internet don't cut it. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 12 '19 at 16:33

Apart from legal issues, the colors you chose are just plain confusing. On a first party controller (which most people use) A is green, B is red, X is blue and Y is yellow. These make sense based on the most common uses for these. A is generally used for confirming actions, B is for "back" or "no", etc.

Making the button colors differ from what's in front of you is the same as if I put basic quiz questions in front of you. What's the color of the text on this image? enter image description here


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