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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:57 AM
I mean, when contracting someone to create a visualization of your idea, whose creation it is? Is it a shared creation? how does that work?
Do you have to pay royalties to the concept artist that draws your idea? Do you have any restriction in using your own character if it uses the visual concept drawn by another person?
How indie game studios usually handle this situation?
Thanks for your attention.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:46 AM
This probably means hiring a lawyer.
Making games fun and getting them done.
Please do not PM me. My email address is easy to find, but note that I do not give private advice.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:38 PM
However, you should at least allow the artist to use it in a portfolio after the game has been released / abandoned.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:06 PM
Tristam MacDonald - Software Engineer @Amazon - [swiftcoding]
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:37 AM