I need some solid Copyright facts in Design Philosophy
Few bands cover songs and do them better than the original, so why do they do it? They like the song! If I really like a particular video game or computer game, I'd try to make a game just like it. I've actually done that on several occasions.
it doesn't deliberately use the original series to draw in players.
So they should disallow all games like any of yours for fear that a better one might be made?
Not everything is infringement just because you didn't think of it yourself.
Few bands cover songs and do them better than the original, so why do they do it? They like the song!
I never disputed that. However we aren't looking at little things like vending machines in the background. We are looking at games themed around Coke.
It doesn't take a lawyer to figure out that making a Coca-Cola themed game no longer falls under fair use of the Coca-Cola name.
Let's say Korn doesn't want anyone covering their songs anymore. Isn't that within their rights? That's what this is all about, a persons right to say "don't copy my stuff".
(Personal note, I'm against covering songs just because no one does it well. I hate hearing people who don't realise their voice isn't suited to the song =P )
This would invalidate all of the work i put into MY creations, because said person would essentially be claiming responsibility for everything that I had created.
Of course not. Plagiarism is stealing ideas from one source. Research is stealing from many sources. You just did lots of research for your game. ;P