Questions tagged [copyright]

Though legal advice shouldn't be sought on Internet forums, this is for questions regarding the legal issues of copyright as they pertain to board and card games.

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Can I use Heroscape-style tiles in my own game designs?

I'm in the the very early stages of coming up with a game with some coworkers. I remembered how well the Heroscape tiles locked together. However, I'm not able to find any information regarding ...
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How long does the copyright for a game last, after it is out of print? [closed]

I was digging round trying to see if the copyright for Warhammer Fantasy Quest was still held by Games workshop who stopped producing the game 14 years ago. I don't know how long the copyright would ...
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What is the duration of copyright on a board game map? [closed]

If copyright on a board game map exists, how long will it last? When does the map become public domain? For example, there are plenty of Sokoban maps on-line. Some of them were created by Thinking ...
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What aspects of a game are not protected under copyright?

Certain aspects of a game are protected by copyright, while others are not. You certainly cannot copy the particular expression of the rules, but the mechanics themselves aren't copyrightable. For ...