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#ActualRudolfVonKrugstein

Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:37 PM

Hey,

 

I am a fan of board games. I am thinking of implementing board games for mobile devices.

 

I would use existing board games, which I like and which seem to fit to me. I do not think that renaming the game would make sense. Probably one would call it something like "<original name> mobile". I would make my own media, which would be inspired by the original board game.

 

I would of course contact the author and ask him if he is ok with this, but what is my legal position? Am I allowed to "copy" an existing board game onto the computer? Or would I need some legalization from the author?

 

I have a second related question, which is not about law but I am asking for "moral" opinions.

I had this Idea a while ago and contacted an author of a board game. I did not get any reply.

Assuming I am legally allowed to do so, would you think it is OK to go ahead and implement the game anyway?

 

I would somehow monetize the game (I have no plan yet how) trying to pay me for the work.

 

Thanks for you knowledge and thoughts!

Rudolf


#1RudolfVonKrugstein

Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:36 PM

Hey,

 

I am a fan of board games. I am thinking board games for mobile devices.

 

I would use existing board games, which I like and which seem to fit to me. I do not think that renaming the game would make sense. Probably one would call it something like "<original name> mobile". I would make my own media, which would be inspired by the original board game.

 

I would of course contact the author and ask him if he is ok with this, but what is my legal position? Am I allowed to "copy" an existing board game onto the computer? Or would I need some legalization from the author?

 

I have a second related question, which is not about law but I am asking for "moral" opinions.

I had this Idea a while ago and contacted an author of a board game. I did not get any reply.

Assuming I am legally allowed to do so, would you think it is OK to go ahead and implement the game anyway?

 

I would somehow monetize the game (I have no plan yet how) trying to pay me for the work.

 

Thanks for you knowledge and thoughts!

Rudolf


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