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December 25, 2011
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  • Clone Wars: is plagiarism killing creativity in the games industry? | Technology | guardian.co.uk
    Alex Chapman, a lawyer at Sheridan’s specialising in games, says: “Generally speaking there is no copyright in a game mechanic or the functionality of a game (or indeed any other type of software). Copyright will protect the visual appearance of the game to the extent that it is original – such as by protecting the graphics, screen layouts and art assets. It will also protect the underlying software code. However, it will not protect the functionality.”

    Rami Ismail of Vlambeer Games: “There’s no legal or moral ambiguity in game cloning. If it’s assets that are being cloned, it’s legally wrong and morally wrong. If it’s game design or ideas that’s being cloned, it’s legally OK and morally wrong.”

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