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video game copyright
Transcript of video game copyright
why are copyright laws important to this topic?
Because with out a copyright law for this topic then every person on the world could take credit for Sony's or square enix's work and that just wouldn't be right to take someone else is work and post it as your own.
how could video games be infringed?
Does "fair use"apply to video games?
yes you could, if you were using a copyrighted work in like teaching or demonstrating but if you took someone else video game that had a copyrighted material on it and posted it for yourself then it wouldn't be fair use at all.
What are the penalties for infringement?
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
YouTube, game publishers and video creators have always had something of an uneasy relationship. Video content creators, those who make gameplay videos or review games on YouTube, have gone through approved services like Machinima to make games content for years now. They can often make lots of money doing so, and have been usually protected under fair use, or the idea that their work helps sell the product they’re talking about.
The problem is that yes, technically they are using copyright footage and/or music in their videos, content owned by those make the games. Usually, publishers have been content to let this idea slide, knowing how important essentially free press can be when it comes to selling their games, and how influential some of these content producers are.
Copyright law protects the entirety of the computer code that creates the game in the same manner as it protects the entirety of a novel. Copyright law also protects the music, dialogue, scene and setting images, and character images within the game. The copyright for a video game may be held by the individual who created it or, more commonly, by the company that hired the many people who contribute to creating a complex game. No one can legally use, duplicate or sell a video game or make a new game using its characters without the permission of the copyright owner.
How can infringement
The only way to not infringe copyright (ie prevent yourselves from infringing copyrights belonging to others) is to get the appropriate permissions. Just like you have, allegedly, got permission from Ubisoft to broadcast their copyrighted material, you will need this from each and EVERY copyright owner of every image/sound you use in your videos.
Welcome to the world of the online broadcaster. ;)
Who could you contact for permission?
You would go straight to the
author of the game if you want to use any words or dialogue and images but you also want to go to the designer also for images because it is his work just as well.
How do copyright rules affect teens on video games?
If effects them a lot because most teens want to break the copyright law just because they can and they want to take credit for such incredible work and effort that the artist put in to,so I think that the teens should appreciate the artists hard work and not copyright it . :/
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video game copyright rules