Questions tagged [copyright]

Copyright is the legal right of the creator of a work to define how that work may be used and distributed.

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Is it copyright infringement if I make a clone of a game for educational purposes, and upload it on github?

Pacman and Snake Xenzia are common examples, and many universities have programming assignments where you recreate parts of a game (or even the entire game) without copying any of the artwork and ...
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What is the legality regarding allowing players to mod a game with real-life players in a sports game?

Let's say I'm doing an Indie sports game, and ship it with fictional players, but make the game capable of reading a config file, so that players are able to edit in real names to suit themselves. The ...
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Using movie names in a game

I am working out a concept of a game where I want to refer to movies. However, I am unsure if I can just refer to the real movie titles in the game or if I should change them slightly so that it ...
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Legalities of using song names in a music guessing trivia game

I have an idea for a new new music trivia game with a table top skirmish twist. My question is related to the trivia part of the game: are there any copyright laws against me using names of songs in ...
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I followed a youtube timelapse video to make same 3d model in blender, Can I use this in my game?

I saw a youtube timelapse video about making a car 3d model, I liked it and followed the same, I design almost same looking model (90% same), Can I use this in my game? There is no license mentioned ...
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How can I not infringe on another game, while having a similar concept to that game?

The Call Of Duty game (Black Ops) has its story revolving around number stations, Mk-ultra brainwashing, black operations and Soviet biochemical weapons. I want to have my story's concept pretty much ...