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How should I prepare for pitching a game to potential sponsors?

It sounds like your potential sponsors are similar to publishers in that you’re hoping to get financial backing from them & they’re hoping to get a return on their investment based on how well ...
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Copy Protection / Incentive to buy

Serial keys with purely client-sided validation have really fallen out of favor in the past years. The reason is that without online verification the pirates only need a single valid key which they ...
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Buying music from an independent artist

You will need a written contract signed by both him and you. Print it, sign it, send it to him by snail mail, tell him to sign it, and have him send it back by snail mail. Ask your lawyer to write ...
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Can I use New York City in my game?

I am not a lawyer, and this is not a legal advice site. To get a final opinion, hire a lawyer. There are 2 aspects in your question: Can I use the City of New York without doing copyright ...
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Legal to make and sell a game engine made with Unity3D?

That would be a violation of the Unity Terms of Service section 2.6 (d). You may not [...] use the Unity Software for competitive analysis or to develop a competing product or service;
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Legal Implications of using Openal in Opentk Commercially

OpenAL is an open standard (meaning anyone can read and use it) with several implementations, some of which are proprietary (generally patent protected). OpenAL Soft is one such implementation which ...
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Licensing for assets in a game but it is free for commercial use

Based on your description of "free to use even for commercial purposes", it sounds like it already has a license. In this case, one that indicates you can use it for commercial purposes. ...
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UDK - Commercial Use Age Limit

You must at Age of consent so you could get a license personally, quote: A note to developers under the age of consent (minors): Please have your parent or guardian contact us for a UDK ...
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Legal issues for a "fangame" of a commercial franchise?

This is the answer I gave on Am I allowed to release a fan-made version of a Trading Card Game on a fansite?, which was marked as a duplicate of this one. I hope nobody minds if I re-post here as I ...
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