Copyright: Who is right - or some questions for beginners...

Lead your people to safety before Atlantis disintegrates
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Post by 007 » Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:47 pm

Quitch wrote:Board game, from the '80s.


So Julian and Sean should sit together and work perhaps in a kind of "hand in hand". I believe that they could help each other because of the different medias and customer groups . . . Sean could give a hint and link to the board game (there could be people who could be insterested in the boardgame after having played the software). And Julian could do perhaps also . . . everything is better than carry your money to the lawyer and wasting time for such discussions instead of working, living and spending time with the family . . . .

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Post by Darkness » Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:57 pm

I think 007 has a good point about co-operation.

The first time I played End of Atlantis I had these thoughts in order:
    - Is this a re-interpretation of the myth? (Earth=Atlantis, we must flee from global catastrophy?), then
    - Wait ... this was so a board game.

I think I have played a board game like this but I dont remember if it was Julian's one, it was a while ago.

Later I found this topic and wow, Julian's game looks alot like yours.

I find it unlikely that independent development could have occured in this case. I mean come on.
I'm not making a legal argument, just one of respect.

Put the board game, or what ever your source was, in the credits: inspired by or what ever.
Think of it like referencing in an essay. It gives you a more legitimate standing in the eyes of the reader if you reference not only direct quotes but also uses of ideas from other sources.

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