Question about Copyrighted Work

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  1. FusedZero

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    I am currently working on a game and was wondering if anybody here knew a thing or two about copyright. A quest/mission I am using (I want to use) in the game is called "Skyfall". Is it legal to use this name? I think I already know the answer, but I just thought I'd check. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. lennard

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    How about an adjusted version, "Skyfall Zero"
     
  3. FusedZero

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    Does that make it okay? I'm really stupid when it comes to law.
     
  4. lennard

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    I'm a programmer/designer so best to do some more research. That said, yeah, I think so as long as you aren't trying to make a game that looks like images they have copyright.

    There's only so many names to go round.
     
  5. lennard

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    The following answer is copyrighted:

    "talk to a lawyer."

    :)

    Seriously, you may want to post the question on a Game Dev Linkedin group because I guarantee there's at least on IP lawyer amongst the membership who will respond.
     
  7. Spore Man

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    First of all, learn the difference between Copyright and Trademarks. You can't copyright a name. You can trademark a name. So research "trademarks".
     

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