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Postby soundman on Sun May 08, 2011 11:46 pm

I am thinking of doing a map based on an old TV show (began in 1965 and ended in 1971). Are there any issues with using the name and maybe a picture on my map?
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Re: Copyright

Postby ender516 on Mon May 09, 2011 12:11 am

Unless you have produced the picture yourself, you will need to get permission from the copyright holder of the picture. As far as the name goes, it might depend on the name, but most TV series names would be either under copyright or trademark. If you can get permission from the intellectual property owner(s) (as was done for the Discworld map), then you're fine, but otherwise, Conquer Club will not be interested in developing or using such a map.
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Re: Copyright

Postby natty dread on Mon May 09, 2011 2:56 am

What TV show?
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Re: Copyright

Postby soundman on Mon May 09, 2011 7:05 pm

Hogan's Heroes...
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Re: Copyright

Postby ender516 on Mon May 09, 2011 10:38 pm

:lol:
That was a fun show. I guess you are thinking about a prison camp map, with tunnels and so forth? That could be fun.
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Re: Copyright

Postby natty dread on Tue May 10, 2011 2:33 am

Hm, yes, the idea is good. You could do it by changing the names a bit here and there, so that you won't be using material from the show, but it would still be sort of recognizable where it is taking influence from.
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Re: Copyright

Postby soundman on Tue May 10, 2011 12:37 pm

Guess I got to think up some name changes then. :)
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