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Game Licensing

hman360hman360 Posts: 590Member
edited 7:41PM in Miscellaneous
I am making a game that include MLB player names, so could I read I need a license to use their names. Can I just change their names a little so that it wouldn't be exactly the same but very similar like Adwian Gonzuloo instead of Adrian Gonzalez? Would I still need licensing or could I use this without any problems?

Comments

  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    Parodies are fine, but you cannot use their real names, or the names of the team they play for. But what you are describing would be okay.

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  • hman360hman360 Posts: 590Member
    How about this: http://articles.latimes.com/2006/aug/09/sports/sp-fantasy9

    Maybe I can use the real names?

    Edit: Actually its about stats, not the names :(

    But at least I can use the parodies!
  • hman360hman360 Posts: 590Member
    What about team names like Red Sox, Can I use Wed Socks?
  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    That falls under parodies. I think it would be okay.

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  • hman360hman360 Posts: 590Member
    XD
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    SlickZero said:

    Disclaimer: I'm not a real Lawyer, I just play one on the internet.

    What, a real virtual lawyer, SlickZero, or just a parody? ;-)

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  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    I'd say parody. Pretty much everything I do in life is a joke. :P

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  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    SlickZero said:
    I'd say parody. Pretty much everything I do in life is a joke. :P

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    John Woodman

    :-)

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