Re: Re: Filming computer games....
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on May 04, 2003 at 06:15:08:
In Reply to: Re: Filming computer games.... posted by LP36071A on May 03, 2003 at 07:42:48:
: : 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.
: : A computer game is an interactive entertainment form.
: : How is this in relation to other games like chess, trivia, solitaire, etc. Althoug these games are so old that noone can have copyrgihts, filming someone playing chess could surely not be a copyright issue?
: : Can a video recording of any game/computer game be distributed. Gamespot charges a member fee, wich enables you to download the video clips.
: You may take video of a game, it is not illegal. Since you are not copying the game, all you are really doing is becoming an advertisement for the game. There is no interactivity in your video. It is a good idea to give copyright information, however.
M. Arthur Auslander
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