Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Filming computer games....
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on April 28, 2003 at 20:28:13:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Filming computer games.... posted by Bendik Stang on April 27, 2003 at 19:48:46:
: : : : : I'm curious about copyright violation in relation to the various video clips available on e.g. gamespot.com.
: : : : : If you use a video camera to record a computer game being played, what can one do/not do with this video.
: : : : Dear Mr. Stang,
: : : : Copyright infringment is copying not making a video of a scene. I you copy from a video that is another thing.
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: : : Thank you M. Arthur for your reply!
: : : Just to make sure; Does this mean I can make record video from the interactive parts of a video game (obviously not the pre-rendered cutscenes) without violating any copyright laws?
: : : Who then owns the copyright of the video clip?
: : Dear Mr. Stang,
: : Just because a work is a copyright infringement, does not destroy the right in a in a work to the infringer.
: : M. Arthur Auslander
: : Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
: : 3008 Johnson Ave., New York, NY 10463
: : 7185430266, email@example.com
: : ELAINE's Workshop®
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: Dear M. Arthur
: I fail to understand the meaning of your reply.
: I'll rephrase my question:
: Can one make a video film by recording interactive gameplay from a computer game without violating the copyrights of the computer game. (Will the video film be a copyright infringement?)
: Thank you for answering my questions!
: -Bendik Stang
Dear Mr. Stang,
As it has been phrased, it is not clear to me exactly what you ask. To me there is no clear yes or no.
The format of a written Forum does not admit of great clarity.
M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
3008 Johnson Ave., New York, NY 10463
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