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### #Actualsamoth

Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:17 AM

Honestly, your approach of announcing "clone based on XYZ" is not very wise. You are openly admitting that you are consciously and willingly infringing copyright. There are companies that make their living from nothing but searching the web for that kind of thing. Even deleting your post now will not change this, as googlebot has picked up and archived this page minutes after you posted.
Whether changing models and tweaking some other things is "sufficient" is highly doubtable, since you openly admitted that you were basing the game on that franchise and only intended to change enough to get off the hook.

If you actually do finish this project, the best thing to happen to you will be Shueisha or Viz Media sending you a cease and desist letter, for which you will pay the fees (between 500 and 2,000 in currency, depending on where you live).

The worst thing will be that either after you have made some noticeable money (if you ever do, doubtful) or immediately after launch one of the above will ask 25 million dollars in damages. For whatever reason, copyright infringment, tortious interference with a product of their own, or both, take your pick.
Even if a court would maybe (unlikely) rule that "slightly differently looking chi-power ninjas" is sufficiently different from Naruto Shippuden, then still paying your lawyer will eat up the $30,000 that you own (and anything else you own). All in all, Daaark may not have chosen the most diplomatic or even friendly way of telling you, but he's exactly on spot with his facts. Just, forget it. ### #2samoth Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:17 AM Honestly, your approach of announcing "clone based on XYZ" is not very wise. You are openly admitting that you are consciously and willingly infringing copyright. There are companies that make their living from nothing but searching the web for that kind of thing. Even deleting your post now will not change this, as googlebot has picked up and archived this page minutes after you posted. Whether changing models and tweaking some other things is "sufficient" is highly doubtable, since you openly admitted that you were basing the game on that franchise and only intended to change enough to get off the hook. If you actually do finish this project, the best thing to happen to you will be Shueisha or Viz Media sending you a cease and desist letter, for which you will pay the fees (between 500 and 2000 in currency, depending on where you live). The worst thing will be that either after you have made some noticeable money (if you ever do, doubtful) or immediately after launch one of the above will ask 25 million dollars in damages. For whatever reason, copyright infringment, tortious interference with a product of their own, or both, take your pick. Even if a court would maybe (unlikely) rule that "slightly differently looking chi-power ninjas" is sufficiently different from Naruto Shippuden, then still paying your lawyer will eat up the$30,000 that you own (and anything else you own).

All in all, Daaark may not have chosen the most diplomatic or even friendly way of telling you, but he's exactly on spot with his facts. Just, forget it.

### #1samoth

Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:17 AM

Honestly, your approach of announcing "clone based on XYZ" is not very wise. You are openly admitting that you are consciously and willingly infringing copyright. There are companies that make their living from nothing but searching the web for that kind of thing. Even deleting your post now will not change this, as googlebot has picked up and archived this page minutes after you posted.
Whether changing models and tweaking some other things is "sufficient" is highly doubtable, since you openly admitted that you were basing the game on that franchise and only intended to change enough to get off the hook.
If you actually do finish this project, the best thing to happen to you will be Shueisha or Viz Media sending you a cease and desist letter, for which you will pay the fees (between 500 and 2000 in currency, depending on where you live).
The worst thing will be that either after you have made some noticeable money (if you ever do, doubtful) or immediately after launch one of the above will ask 25 million dollars in damages. For whatever reason, copyright infringment, tortious interference with a product of their own, or both, take your pick.
Even if a court would maybe (unlikely) rule that "slightly differently looking chi-power ninjas" is sufficiently different from Naruto Shippuden, then still paying your lawyer will eat up the \$30,000 that you own (and anything else you own).
All in all, Daaark may not have chosen the most diplomatic or even friendly way of telling you, but he's exactly on spot with his facts. Just, forget it.

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