Copyright policy

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Post » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:16 am

Hello! If I make a game that is the same as a previous released one as gameplay, but with different graphics (player, background etc.) is this a copyright violation, or is it ok? (I saw many flappy bird game released so I was just wondering) And assuming that it is legal, how can I know for sure that a sprite I use, haven't been used before, as it is quite impossible to check all the previous released game that might use a character similar to mine (I usually take my sprites from websites that provide them for free, but someone else might have taken the same one before me). Thank you!
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Post » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:28 am

If you are using art from a site that offers them as a free to use license then it doesn't matter if that art is used by others as it is free to use and can't be copyrighted by the ones using it. But I recommend to try to get a hold of original art instead if you can't make it yourself as it automatically makes a game less interesting and unique if the same characters is seen on other games around the stores.

But if you have no budget then you can use free to use assets without having to worry about copyright issues. But make sure they are offered from trusted sites and if you can use it without limitations even for commercial projects. And also see if you have to credit the artist or not.

But read the license information on the assets you want to use. It tells you what you can and can't do with the assets.
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Post » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:43 am

Anonnymitet wrote:If you are using art from a site that offers them as a free to use license then it doesn't matter if that art is used by others as it is free to use and can't be copyrighted by the ones using it. But I recommend to try to get a hold of original art instead if you can't make it yourself as it automatically makes a game less interesting and unique if the same characters is seen on other games around the stores.

But if you have no budget then you can use free to use assets without having to worry about copyright issues. But make sure they are offered from trusted sites and if you can use it without limitations even for commercial projects. And also see if you have to credit the artist or not.

But read the license information on the assets you want to use. It tells you what you can and can't do with the assets.

Thank you for your reply. What about my first question? If the gameplay is the same, but the sprites different, it is fine?
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Post » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:22 am

Are you making an exact copy of a game or just something similar? Anyway, as long as you don't steal the code and make it yourself with different non copyrighted assets then you'll be fine :)
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