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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    slash000 wrote: »
    Well, nobody can hold a copyright to an idea. And certainly they cannot copyright the term Adventure.

    They can trademark certain things, but the word Adventure is extremely generic. Completely generic terms usually get no trademark protection at all.

    So really, I don't know what they have. We didn't copy any code, didn't copy any art or audio assets. Nothing in the remake was in the original. Everything was built from the ground up. There may have been an issue with the title of the game but that can be changed easily.

    In any case, it doesn't matter. I've got this new engine and we can make a new game with it.

    They really have nothing, they're just banking on the fact that nobody will fight a C&D. While this is an intentional copying on your part with full knowledge of possible infringement, I feel compelled to link this awesome document again, illustrating the horrible nature of copyright law. (starting at page 543)

    And yeah, I suppose it doesn't matter at this point. But to be honest I feel an urge to spread your game around the internet discreetly in protest. :P

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sorry about the C&D Slash.

    I second Dragonduck Chronicles.

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  • CowboybotCowboybot Registered User
    edited January 2010
    They've taken away Duke Nukem Forever...

    They've taken away his Girl...

    and now,

    They've taken away his Game Idea...

    This summer, theres gonna be hell to pay, if he can just get his wallet back from the Bat.

    Starring 5 star thread maker of the Penny Arcade Forums, Slash. If theres one movie you have to watch, its the critically acclaimed feel good thriller of the year.. Dragonduck Chronicles.

    I think that'd work...

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hahaha, that definitely sounds like something I'd buy/play/watch.

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  • Byte KnightByte Knight Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Hi Slash,

    Your plight is also being discussed extensively over at the AtariAge forums. The creator of Adventure II and the engineer of the Atari Flashback II have chimed in. You should chime in as well!

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  • agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Not much to discuss. They can't release their own version of Adventure with the same levels. They can however use the same mechanics of adventure with their own levels.

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