1. Suzaku

    GMS 2 About getting inspiration from other games and copyright

    Im not sure if this is the right place for this question, but I dont know a better place for it, so... I have tons of ideas for projects in my mind, but for one of them I would like to take inspiration from final fantasy oldschool games like final fantasy 1 and 5, but I have fear about getting...
  2. G

    are bullet names copyrighted?

    so some of the bullets in my game are the .22 LR, .30-06 Springfield, .45 ACP, and .30-30 Winchester. i was wondering if--especially since some of them are named after the company--their names are copyrighted or anything that i can't--or shouldn't--use their real life names? thanks for any info.
  3. Null-Z

    getting copyright or some form of Legal protection?

    I am getting close to releasing my first game, and while I have no worry of this, I've been pestered by close individuals who insist I get some form of copyright on my product before some whoohaa steals it.(a game from a completely new developer as if someone is specifically waiting to steal...
  4. RyanC

    What to do if someone has stolen your game's name

    Hi all, I'm looking to get a conversation going about copyright and intellectual property, and when to trademark your game or app name. Over 12 months ago I purchased a domain name and claimed all the matching Twitter, Facbook url's for my new game. I've recently noticed that this did not stop...
  5. S

    Asset - Extension Can I publish a game that uses extensions from the marketplace?

    I looked for an extension on the marketplace and found one for free, the question is: Can I use this extension in my game if I want to publish it? I know it sounds silly, but I want to make sure I'm legaly right and don't use somebodys work I'm not allowed to use.
  6. Samuel Venable

    [SOLVED] Copyright Question

    Hello community. Is the song "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" from "The Sound of Music" licensed in such a way that I could include a recordining of it in a game project, that I would distribute free and ad-free (I will be making no money from this game, not even donations)? I don't want to do it...
  7. Posho

     Holding Out Your Game's Visibility

    All I've ever shown on the internet are prototypes and game jams, but I've never really shown this full-length project that I've been working for arguably three years. I love getting feedback and attention just like the next guy but -in my head- it seems that showing off a project that is going...
  8. B

    App User Agreement, Licensing, Copyright etc.

    Hello to all, I have developed my app using GameMaker Studio Master Collection and almost ready to upload the file to Google Play for the android market. I'm just trying to figure out where I put the User agreement, Licensing, Copyright legal bumf etc. Any help would be appreciated please and...
  9. JML

    How to protect your work from theft

    Greetings everyone, i would like to start up a thread so that everyone can discuss the legal ramifications of protecting your work once it has been released onto the public market, hopefully this will be a collaborative effort to try to create a general tutorial explaining what you need to do...