Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Copyright questions concerning computer games
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on October 01, 2002 at 23:53:33:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Copyright questions concerning computer games posted by Dustin Oxford on October 01, 2002 at 11:52:47:
: : : Dear Mr. Holmberg,
: : : M. Arthur Auslander
: : Interesting! Anyway, as I interpret the law texts I've checked, it seems clear that using copyrighted material in this way wouldn't be legal if it was done for commercial purposes, but it's ok when it's done for educational purposes. But what about entertainment? If something isn't commercial (i.e. offered for free in a way that won't hurt the copyright owner financially or in any other measurable way) but not exactly intended for educational purposes in a traditional way, would it still be considered fair to use such material? Can entertainment be interpreted as a form of education in this case?
Dear Mr. Oxford,
Trademarks are a hole nother ballgame and are very good.
Copyright registration is inexpensive but even at a $30 goverment fee, it can be a cost or a waste if you don't understand the law.
M. Arthur Auslander
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