Simple Copyrites issue in games
Posted on 2004-04-22
If my game theme/ graphics or story is based on any movie (note I am not copying any graphic files but creating them by myself) do I need to pay for any copyrites/royalty prior selling the game?
I personally dont feel so because we find many games on the mobiles tht r totally similar and even games like harry potter or hulk on PCs that just give a mention that to whom the film belongs and who hold its copyrites? Will a mention abt the source of inspiration b4 the game do?
Take for ex If I develop a game on "Charlies Angels" where in the story of the game is completely inspired from the movie, it has the 3 characters and I give a splash screen just b4 starting the game that the movie is a property of Sony and we are imitating for entertainment in games and have no contacts with it.
I am asking this q not bcos I want some ones views but a solution tht is based on concrete knowledge
Thnx in advance