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Posted on 2004-04-06
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Hi.
I would use characters from the Disney movie 'Finding Nemo' in one of my upcomming shareware/freeware game.
I lost now 3 hours on the net in search of a contact mail where I could ask for a permission to do that.
Could anybody help me with some contact information.
Greetings,
Miroslav Martincevic.
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by:Venabili
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I do not think you can use them. However check here:

http://disney.go.com/home/html/index.html 

Also check this:
http://www.copyright.gov/records/cohm.html 

See this:
http://www2.warsawvoice.pl/old/v647/News07.html

Looks like you need a contract with Disney.. and I suppose the oney are  really a lot...
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by:Jas001
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There is NO way they are going to let you use those characters.  They are very protective of their characters and have the lawyers to back them up.

Your best bet is to change the characters.  They don't own the copyrights on fish in general.  Go to your local aquarium store and pick out some fish that ARE NOT the fish on Finding Nemo.  And, name them something else.  Problem solved.

Or, write your game with Finding Nemo Characters and sleep with the fishes. ;)
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by:Venabili
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Jas001,

For enough money, they will... but I am not sure if someone have so much money :)
And it will not be for a freeware game for sure
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by:jmwheeler
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You could use a clown fish called Temo, but you beter have a good lawyer.
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The way it usually works is the company in question have agents that spot likely looking products and then initiate talks to get characters on / in said product.

Games on the other hand are always made by Disney Studios... sorry.

You could try makeing a great game with a gineric fish in it and then send it to the aforementioned people and say "look at this! - wouldn't it be cool if this game had Nemo in it!! Come on how about it?"  the worst they can say is "NO!" and at best they could reach for the cheque book!
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