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Would this light saber style weapon have any copyright issues with disney?

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I have a weapon in a game in very early development which is like a light saber from star wars including the audio which sounds different but similar and I'm wondering if anyone knows if there would be any copyright problems. I have a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj8TvsqycWo&feature=youtu.be it doesn't look that similar to a light saber it looks more like a lipstick it's more the audio really. I got it from freesound under creative commons 0 so I am authorised by the creator to use it.

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In the video clip I see a purple knife around a ship.

 

Isaac Asimov used energy blades in the 1950s, decades before Star Wars had a light saber.  The concept of an energy blade is generic and is common in science fiction. Several specific names (e.g. 'lightsaber') are covered by trademark. Distinctive audio and imagery is covered by copyright.  Don't use those names, audio, or imagery.

 

Make an energy blade that is different from those found in other products and you're fine.

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