On obtaining copyright

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Joe_Cracker
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On obtaining copyright

Post by Joe_Cracker » Fri May 10, 2019 1:54 am

The most important feature of NES Maker I can think is not a development tool but for when you are finished or nearly finished. For those who want to do a commercial release simplified information on filing for a copyright for your game. Atleast in the United States.
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Re: On obtaining copyright

Post by slobu » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:02 pm

Not sure if professional use of NES Maker will ever be the primary focus. But, I found some relevant information here:

https://www.wikihow.com/Copyright-Software
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Re: On obtaining copyright

Post by Joe_Cracker » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:12 am

slobu wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Not sure if professional use of NES Maker will ever be the primary focus. But, I found some relevant information here:

https://www.wikihow.com/Copyright-Software
That was surely needed, thanks.
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Re: On obtaining copyright

Post by slobu » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:37 pm

No problem! I was afraid my answer might sound curt. It's hard to find relevant information.

I personally just make sure my trademark is in the games splash screen. If a reproduction maker or ROM site starts pirating my work I've got a little more edge. But, the problem is always having the money to litigate.
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Re: On obtaining copyright

Post by dale_coop » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:19 pm

You can read the official NESmaker Publishing informations, here:

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https://thenew8bitheroes.tumblr.com/post/184948012074/nesmaker-publishing
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Re: On obtaining copyright

Post by bluefoxicy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:40 pm

In the United States, copyright is automatic (and too long—it should be 7 years, plus $1,000(+inflation) renewal for 7 more, then thereafter double the original renewal price each 1 year until you can't afford it; instead it's author's life + 99 years).

Make sure you distribute license terms with your software.
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