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I want to get permission to use graphics from an old 2D game. The company went bankrupt and out of business in 2001. Where do I go from here?


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1. Somebody definitely still owns that IP. Find out who, and get permission.
2. Failing #1, don't use those graphics. Use other graphics with permission, or create something original.

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2. Absolutely.

I have no idea how to find that person or company. Looks like I'm going to have to do a lot of digging.


Thank you very much

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Erggg! I found out that some of the IP (not sure what) was purchased by another company, but that company went out of business in 2008..

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[quote name='Orymus3' timestamp='1342228255' post='4958967']
Repeat step 1 [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
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Hahaha. I have now found the company that has acquired the IP. Since they never used the IP and are not in the gaming business, I hope they give me permission. :)

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Good luck!

Remember when you approach them that you are dealing with a business. You need not be overly stuffy and formal, but should be sure to conduct yourself in a polite, professional and businesslike manner.

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[quote name='jbadams' timestamp='1342250705' post='4959018']
Good luck!

Remember when you approach them that you are dealing with a business. You need not be overly stuffy and formal, but should be sure to conduct yourself in a polite, professional and businesslike manner.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll do my best. [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] Edited by Rich76

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