guys, if you make free downloadable mods, means additional cars for race simulation games in my case, you do not need any permissions relating to logos etc. because there is no profit, yet such profit restriction are written in the mod readme.txt
Sept 7, 2017 14:31:06 GMT
2D and 3D stuff creation, game add-on / game development
Sorry Borek but... That's not completely true... For example, my GH Games logo is mine... If someone uses that without my permission, even if it isn't a commercial purpose, it's still technically copyright infringement and I can take action.
that's not true either GH, unless you have registered the name as a trademark anyone can use it, names are not copyrighted 'creations' whereas models, textures, music are [so you don't have to register any or every model you make] so let's say a guy named Graham Harper wants to make games -how will he even know the name is taken if you haven't registered it? if he registers it before you - HE can take action against YOU for using it even if you used it 1st!
And don't forget anything a person creates automatically becomes their copyrighted item on the date of creation.
Registering isn't required, but makes it easier for others to validate a copyright, and avoid copyright infringement.
Sooo, GH has created a game logo, it is already copyrighted as his creation, registered or not.
If i created a logo and it happens to look a lot like GH's, he could indeed take action against me, or i against him.
If we cant settle the issue, a court case may be required, where GH & myself would be required to prove when our logos was first created, and/or prove that the logos are different enough to not be a copyright issue, and/or who ever proves theirs was first would be granted legal copyright status to that logo.
Registering would/should prevent the need for any court case's and comes with a fee..
The other thing to take note of, if a court case happens, you have to have some loss, or the judge will dismiss the case, and may even scold you for wasting the courts and your own time.
If i missed something or made a mistake... sue me !.
Sept 8, 2017 22:57:08 GMT
Last Edit: Sept 8, 2017 22:59:12 GMT by TinSoldier
partly true tin, copyright applies to 'creative works' not common text titles that can only be trademarked, so the 'GH games' name at the base of the logo is not copyrighted, only the blue arrows texture part of the logo is.
if the name is not registered, i can use it and trademark it, then make him remove 'GH games' from his logo and he can only keep using the blue arrows, with some other title.