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Register copyright or patent for a game ?

Postby PINGO TINTO » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:27 pm

hello,

I have an idea for a game and would like to know how to register copyright or patent for a game?
I do not know if anyone has done it here in the Adventure Maker?
If I could explain I'd appreciate.
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Postby Mystery » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:48 pm

As far as I know it's a very difficult matter, because there are different copyright laws in different countries of the world, and there is not a single office where you can register a patent that is valid worldwide. And it's nearly impossible to win a lawsuit as an individual (if you're not a big company), especially if the person/company that breaks the copyright is in certain countries where such issues are neglected.

Additionally as far as I'm informed you can copyright art, but not game ideas.

Anyhow, maybe you want to take a look at this article:
http://lawofthegame.blogspot.com/2007/0 ... loper.html

And you can also try to google video game copyright to figure out more.
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Postby CBSection31 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:20 am

In the US, you are able to copyright a video game as a work of art. Last I checked, the cost averages between $25 and $50, depending on a few different things. Of course, Mystery is correct that this won't help you in other countries.
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Postby Lyberodoggy » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:55 pm

Here in Greece there's another way.
Get the prototype (the first copy of the game)
Mail it to yourself personally
Don't open the mail until it is needed for a lawsuit (the mail should have a time-date stamp from the postal service)
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Postby PINGO TINTO » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:01 pm

Thank you for giving me some ideas on the copyright or patent.

Really what I have is just an idea for a game.
It is impossible I can do the game because it involved some extra equipment.
But it was too good to be played with an iPod touch and with these extra devices connected.

Do not know if you some place where I can propose my idea of company that will match the iPod touch?



About the game can not disclose how it is, but I say that when one comes out of the games was the most successful iPod touch. This game would run the world for its originality and playibility.

But sorry can not say how.
Perhaps one day and tell me how because I have no power to do so in conjunction with such equipment extra.
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Postby Gumbro » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:55 pm

Well, for starters, you cannot copyright or patent ideas as such. You could write your idea down, and then you have copyright to that text. Patents are about application, you once again need to describe how your idea is applied to what. Neither of these will prevent anyone using your idea. In fact, once your patent is approved, it becomes publicly available.

You will have to find out if someone infringes with your copyright or patent and you will have to take the legal action. This may get expensive. Fast.

For a really good intro, check out the copyright issue of Ninja Mountain Podcast:

http://mchughstudios.com/ninjamountain_podcast/episode_53.mp3

It gives pretty good explanation of the facts and myths about it, such as the 'mail it to myself' thing mentioned by the previous poster.
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Postby PINGO TINTO » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:48 pm

Sorry I have not said the idea of the game before but I said one day when someone publicized the fisesse.
It was done now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxd96qRa6wY
But it is still far from what I would do if he had any money.

Now I will disclose here in the Adventure Maker my ideas for those who want to do here at Adventure Maker.

Another idea involves objects such as the iPod Touch
, mobile phone that has touch.
But even better was a machine that clicked for it.
Type a Tamagotchi.

A small device type a Tamagotchi that was hung around his neck where the girls could wear around his neck when riding with them on the street or elsewhere and wanted to share the game with whoever they wanted.

This device had the same set of questions and answers, but had a peculiarity that was the wire that goes around the neck.
This thread gave the device to stretch getting together pendulous breasts.
And that partner diviner had to lean response will partner with crushing strength meter and apparatus gave a sound.
Pretend that the man had to hug a woman with strength and the unit is between the breasts of the woman and has to beep five times.
If you do not embrace the woman with the power unit does not beep.

The unit must have a kind heart balloon.
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Postby PINGO TINTO » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:57 pm

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Postby Candle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:29 pm

Edit your post and stop bumping them.
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Postby PINGO TINTO » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:32 pm

Candle wrote:Edit your post and stop bumping them.

Excuse me, since I modified my post.
It ll do that
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Postby juhuwoorps » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:58 pm

Candle wrote:Edit your post and stop bumping them.


Bumping in one day? You should better have a look at other curious things here at the forums. Just my 2 cents.
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Postby PINGO TINTO » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:36 pm

One idea for those who make adventure games.

Example:

Inside a house there is a paper with a phone number.
In the street there is a phone booth.
The player in the game marks the numerator but not working properly.
Tired of trying, try picking up the phone and dial the real number?

Across the answering machine says to pass.
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