View Full Version : How are you going to avoid copyright issues?
04-10-2008, 06:05 PM
Japanese companies have never been known for being lax on their copyrights, unless someone lives in a country that there are no copyright laws or one that would allow for a non-profit game to be made a plan B might have to be thought up. More than one MOD and full conversion have been shut down (think Square-Enix and their cease and desist order for the Chrono-Cross full conversion for Unreal Tournament 2004).
I know I'm pissing on everyone's parade but only so that everyone knows that Nintendo may attempt to shut this down if they catch wind of it before it's completed.
EDIT: Maybe go under the name of "Project Sol" (or some ship name from FS2 with Project in front of it) for a while to fly under the corporate radar like Project Valkyrie or Project Torlan?
04-10-2008, 07:33 PM
Seems someone has reported SoL to Nintendo and Q-Games. As you probably know, Q-Games are behind the development of several StarFox games. Latest being StarFox Command.
This is what Dylan Cuthbert, President of Q-Games, said:
"Well, as long as they don’t try to make money from it, it is “fan-art” and ok as far as I’m aware.
I think I saw a video of this on youtube a while back and it looked interesting in a hard core kind of way, but I haven’t seen any recent revisions.
Interesting comment? Hmm.. Best of luck to them - I know personally how tough it is to make a Star Fox game (having made 3 of them), and it’s not as easy as it looks."
Now, let's live up to the legend. ;)
Ah, that's how. They don't care...
I should have done a search but in zealous panic I posted before I thought.
I am down right honored to be a Nintendo fan now, they seem to like their fans.
04-11-2008, 01:54 AM
Nintendo states their IP policy on their website that fanworks are fine so long as they don't cause confusion regarding Nintendo products. SoL has been very clear from the get-go that this project is not affiliated in any way with Nintendo.
There are countless spoofs and fangames about Mario that Nintendo hasn't shut down.
05-05-2008, 05:33 AM
Working at Gamestop, I can easily say that Nintendo is incredible with their fans, customers, and all. I've heard plenty of stories about how Nintendo treats customers and fanbase, all good stories.
Now if only we could get them to work WITH us, eh? :P
The FreeSpace Racer
05-06-2008, 01:22 PM
Well, it certainly looks to me like Nintendo won't be issuing any kind of cease & decist oroder. So don't worry.
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