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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:43 AM
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:54 AM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:24 AM
For the layout it is a bit of a grey area, it could be considered a derivative work in which case you need permission (It is really up to the courts to decide this in the end, and up to Nintendo to decide if they want to challenge you on it, noone here can tell you what Nintendos legal department thinks of it nor what the court will decide if things go that far), designing your own level is a good idea anyway, especially if you want to showcase your design skills.
But the CE3 level question is kind of tricky. If I don't use anything else but just the layout of Kakariko Village for the level is that copyright infringement? I won't use any names, any characters, any models, nothing. Just the layout because It's easier for me to find top down views on the net and create the map. Should I scrap that too and just find maybe a real place to create my map (ex. Rome, or a much smaller town)?
Thanks for the info!
Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:40 AM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:04 PM
In most of my games I use images and sounds/music I find on the net.
There is only one way. That is to obtain a license. (yes, there is such a thing as 'fair use' exemptions, but not if you're making a game based on someone elses characters..)
Generally, what's the best way to avoid copyright infringement if you want to create famous games-related projects?
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:39 PM
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