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Would using Minesweeper as a part of my game be illegal?

I want to use Minesweeper for a part of my game and I want to know if it's legal or not.
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Are there any good ways to know if a resource is patented trademark or illegal to use?

This is something that I worried about for a long time. While making games, it is hard to tell for sure if any of the resources are copyrighted unless a person is clearly aware that they are to a like ...
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It is possible to use Pokemon images in a game? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use Pokemon images, names, elements in a game I would like to make? Are they still copyrighted, patented, would I get sued? (Maybe their rights have expired by now, is what I am ...
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What constitutes satire? [closed]

For business reasons, I would like to know what constitutes satire in a game. Also, is there a better place to ask questions like this on the business side of game development?
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Is it okay to copy a game's formula? (damage, etc) [duplicate]

Is it okay to copy a game's formula? Formulas like damage formulas, taking the stats STR, DEX, INT, critical rate, etc. into account. Specifically I want to copy Ragnarok Online's damage calculation. ...
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Is it legal to imitate a game without publishing it

If you're developing a game that's very similar to a game that's already published, both the game mechanics and the graphics but you're not publishing it, instead you're keeping it in your own ...
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How not to break licence laws? [closed]

I have an idea for a game. Also I have almost everything worked out considering coding. What interests me the most is how can I know if that game can be published. As it would be for iOS and android,...
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How much of a game can be protected by law? [duplicate]

I want to remake an old multiplayer game in commercial way and I wonder how different my game has to be not to violate some IP rights. I know so far that name and logo are registered trademarks of the ...
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Is it legal to publish a Noughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe) game? [duplicate]

Is it be legal to publish a Noughts and crosses game?
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Implementing an existing (but out of print) game electronically

One of my favorite games is the old Avalon Hill class, PanzerBlitz. I would like to implement it electronically, and have a couple questions related to that: Would I be in legal trouble if I do this?...
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Can I publish the games I learnt from tutorials and modified as per my style of game-play? [duplicate]

I am new to the world of making games and all. Well its been a few months or so. There are many tutorials that I have been watching. On the way, I made a few games that I saw and made. I am not asking ...
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Is it legal to use the game mechanics of risk if I don't use their name? [duplicate]

I'm currently developing an idea for a conquest-style board game similar to Risk. I was wondering if I would be legally entitles to use some game mechanics that appear in that game so long as I don't ...
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When are games legal to mod? [closed]

I'm just curious when and what games are legal to mod and what are the processes I must follow to keep the mod project from becoming illegal. To be specific i'm trying to do a side project while in ...
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Is there a way to legally create a game mod? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems Some questions about it: If I create a funny version of a copyrighted game and sell it (crediting the ...
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Can I legally make a free clone of a game and use the same name? [closed]

I gather from Is it legally possible to make a clone of the game? and How closely can a game legally resemble another? that I should not try to profit from a clone if it is using the same assets, and, ...
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