Re: Copyright Status of BYOND Fan Games in Off Topic
Of course he wasn't convinced. Masterdan can't be dissuaded from a dumb idea.
I do think as far as derivative work is concerned, removing all elements derived from that work is enough to reinvent your product as a non-derivative. But it has to be wiped clean of that.
_> its always nice when you get picked on by byond admins.
The company that owns naruto has no legal right to the graphics made for a game under the same name.
I suppose if i was to put the graphics in a usb stick and mail it to myself i would be best off for proof.
Most are, which is the very problem; they make assumptions about the law that just aren't true.
The law is all about profit. Governments want to protect people who make profits, because that's profitable for the governments, and people want to make profits because that gives them power to sway the government towards their moral beliefs (and lets them buy passion, which many people mistake for love ;-)).
So, when someone assumes that the letter of the law will ignore them because they're giving credit to the creator of the show, they're mistaken. All it takes is one lawyer with an overzealousness, and their veiled view of reality can be shattered faster than the NEV-R-BREAK snowglobes on The Simpsons.