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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:51 AM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:29 PM
- Jason Astle-Adams
Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:02 PM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:45 AM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:13 PM
i still think that you can put real AK-47 or M4 in your game with its real name and not get sued.
Your follow-ups contradict your initial statement, but this is exactly the kind of creative solution we were suggesting to avoid any potential complications. It's just so easy to make some slight alterations and either use your own names or stick to general terms rather than being specific. You could just hope you don't run into problems -- and honestly, unless your game becomes a huge hit and gets lots of attention you probably won't even be noticed -- but why take the risk when there's such an easy solution?
My idea is you can put real M4 or whatever as long as it is not fully authentic.
There are games that have M4 rifle but it is called 'Assault Rifle', and berreta is called 'pistol'
That's something you'd have to ask a lawyer -- those designations may or may not still be protected, just as the names given by the original manufacturer may or may not be protected. As such all of the same advice still applies.
Perhaps it's different if you're only using the army names
- Jason Astle-Adams
Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:35 AM
In sloperama faq there is something like 'they can sue me for doing this kind of thing', but i still think that you can put real AK-47 or M4 in your game with its real name and not get sued.
Edited by lTyl, 04 November 2012 - 08:38 AM.
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