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Posted Apr 9, '13 at 10:56pm

Midmenj

Midmenj

224 posts

This may be in the wrong spot but maybe someone can help me. I am close to releasing a demo of the game my "company" has been working on and was wondering what people do for copyright? Does anyone know what copyright to do and how to do it? Thanks if you can help.

 

Posted Apr 10, '13 at 7:35am

LeeboGames

LeeboGames

12 posts

If you live in the US, anything you create that can be copyrighted is copyrighted when you make it, you don't have to submit anything officially. It may be that way elsewhere in the world too, I'm just sure enough to say with confidence.

Keep in mind that generally speaking, gameplay mechanics can't be copyrighted.

 

Posted Apr 10, '13 at 9:27am

Midmenj

Midmenj

224 posts

Thanks for the help!

 

Posted Apr 10, '13 at 9:58am

weirdlike

weirdlike

556 posts

Knight

 

Posted Apr 12, '13 at 8:42pm

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,549 posts

Some more copyright stuff I found.  Though I wouldn't be too worried about copyright if someone stole your game and uploaded it to a popular US site you should have no problem proving that it was stolen and you are the original creator. Otherwise I wouldn't go hunting down small sites where people have posted and or expect people in other countries to respect US law. Just get your game on the large sites and you should have no problem.

 
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