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spacerat

Member Since 26 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 14 2014 02:25 AM

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In Topic: Procedural Map Generation

11 November 2014 - 07:47 PM

http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/2lyqki/three_techniques_to_procedurally_generate/


In Topic: Best Game Engine for indie game, continued ;)

03 October 2014 - 02:46 AM

There was recent reddit about this topic. 

http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/1lhr2w/need_a_lightweight_3d_c_engine/

 

For me, I prefer to have SDL+some light weight libs which is free and gives me more flexibility & control than a complete 3d engine


In Topic: Legal stuff when using free art / models in an own game

27 June 2014 - 03:10 AM

No, you did not find out how it was resolved. The key part is "did not disclose terms of the settlement". For all you know NCSoft needed to pay millions of dollars to "proceed unhindered".

 

Apparently Marvel failed to sue NCsoft for most items according to these news:

 

http://www.finanzen.net/nachricht/Marvel-Gericht-entscheidet-zugunsten-von-NCsoft-18253

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Federal+Judge+Dismisses+Claims+and+Strikes+Allegations+in+Marvel...-a0130132401

 

The court ruled that the similarities were insufficient

 

interesting is also this part:

"certain allegedly infringing works depicted in Marvel's pleadings were created not by users, but by Marvel itself. "

 

Further, if they would have paid some amount, I wonder about that statement " all parties agree that this case was never about monetary issues "


In Topic: Legal stuff when using free art / models in an own game

25 June 2014 - 08:57 PM

 


if you game contains an editor where players can create their own character that is then automatically available to all other players via internet, and one player creates a mickey mouse e.g. , what is the situation there ?

You could potentially be taken to court by Disney (or whoever owns the character in question if it isn't specifically Mickey Mouse).  See for example Marvel v. NCSoft, where the makers of "City of Heroes" were sued because players were able to recreate comic-book characters in game.

 

 

Thank you for that example. I also found how it was resolved:

 

Marvel and NCsoft did not disclose terms of the settlement, but the result appears to allow NCsoft's games -- both City of Heroes and City of Villains, the expansion released in the interim -- to proceed unhindered, allowing players to create characters as they wish, without physical restrictions on what characters look like.

 

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/98473/NCsoft_Marvel_Settle_City_of_Heroes_Suit.php


In Topic: Legal stuff when using free art / models in an own game

25 June 2014 - 03:32 PM

Ok, so in case of

 

- a sprite that is not any famous character like mickey mouse, its sufficient to get the permission of the author. ( I believe then, depending on the case, it can be included directly in the game by giving credits to the author )

 

- sprites such as mickey mouse, the game could point to a page where the gamer may download and install that file by himself, in case automation of this process is a violation. 

 

now, is hosting a mickey mouse sprite on your own server also against law ? I mean I havent seen Disney taking down deviantart.com for copyright issues of mickey mouse wallpapers e.g.

 

next, if you game contains an editor where players can create their own character that is then automatically available to all other players via internet, and one player creates a mickey mouse e.g. , what is the situation there ? 


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