Re: Adventures of Lolo - 2dcoder (3 replies, 736 views) (2005-May-2)
Just a heads up, your "legal stuff" states the game is 100% legal. Just because you code a remake doesn't make it legal at all. I saw some pics of the older nes version. If you are using their likeness, character names, etc. You could be sued. But then again anybody could for pong, space invaders, etc. I wouldn't worry about it, but you are sadly mistaken if you think it's a "legal version" just because you coded it from scratch. If that was the case, we could all code versions of our favorite games, etc, and sell them, give them away, etc,etc. But luckily for lawyers, it doesn't work like that. And actually, every site that links to your game could be sued as well. ;) Just like a band can't legally record a cover song without getting permission (1000's do though) programmers can't re-code a game "legally" without getting permission. ;)

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Re: Adventures of Lolo -  Scorpion_Blood (2 replies) (2005-May-2)
hmm but he isnt selling it, is dont get profit of nothing from it :\
Re: Pardoy -  Eric Coleman (1 reply) (2005-May-2)
Disclarimer: I am not a lawyer.  Software is tricky.  Technically the written work, (the source code), is original work even though it accomplished the same thing, so he couldn't be sued for that.  I don't know if the artwork is the same, I never played the original game.  In terms of artwork and music, if those are similar then you could be sued for that. I don't know if anyone has a patent on the game play, but that's something to consider.  Apple and Microsoft have patents on their GUI and the functionality of their GUI, and someone could probably start patenting those concepts in games.  Of course, patents, copyrights, and trade marks are all different concepts in terms of the law, but you can still be sued for infringing on any of them.

The only protection that I know of is to create a parody of the game.  However, I don't think this work as it is could be classified as a parody.  If you were to change the graphics to something else, such as pictures of the U.S. President, then you could probably argue that version of the game as a parody.  Their could still be one remaining problem.  A company could still file a lawsuit against you to bring you to court even though they may not win, it will cost you lots of money for legal fees.  This tactic is used to bankrupt people into doing what the larger company wants them to do.

Of course, there really is no money in this sort of game. I can't imagine Lolo 2 outselling Halo 2.
Re: Pardoy -  Scorpion_Blood (0 replies) (2005-May-2)
that could be a surprise... lolo 2 top selling game lol :p

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