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Do you guys Trademark/Copyright your games?

carlblanchetcarlblanchet Member Posts: 755
Do you, or do you not? Also, is it a good idea to do so?

Cheers.

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  • TheSkinTheSkin Member Posts: 74
    I insert a disclaimer in my game and i insert a page for "credits" for artwork downloaded from internet
  • OmenaboOmenabo Member Posts: 121
    Your game is automatically copyrighted material.
  • carlblanchetcarlblanchet Member Posts: 755
    @gpellegrinetti In the page that you add the credits for the artwork downloaded from the internet, do you list what graphics each extra individual did, or do you simply add i.e. Extra Art: Name1, Name2, etc?
  • PixelMetalPixelMetal Member Posts: 283
    edited November 2012
    Yes, absolutely. It can be done online for $35:
    http://www.copyright.gov/eco/
    Omenabo said:

    Your game is automatically copyrighted material.

    This is only sorta-kinda true, and you can only receive full copyright protection under the law by registering. It's worth the $35 to avoid potentially higher registration and legal fees in the future. "Because I said it's copyrighted" doesn't stand up in a court of law, and having that initial registration date more easily proves what came first - your project or the person who copied it/thinks it was okay to copy/steal.

    See: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

    I insert a disclaimer in my game and i insert a page for "credits" for artwork downloaded from internet

    Then I sure hope that artwork has a creative commons/free license attached to it.
  • carlblanchetcarlblanchet Member Posts: 755
    @PixelMetal Thanks for the info! :D
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