I have a game made, I have been working with a concept artist for a year
and I need some advice.
I now need a team, but what legal actions (if any should I take?!)
Do I copyright my work, in order to share it with a team?
How would you go about sharing a big idea with a very interesting
I have done re-search on copyrights, but is it a real danger when the
game is still in its roots?
I shall be sharing scenes, actions, characters, character attacks, maps,
enemies, bosses, and healing systems. (I won’t be revealing company name
Thanks for your time! I shall be watching @.@
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In the USA and most other countries, your work is automatically
copyrighted purely by virtue of you having created it. So you don’t need
to go through any kind of process to copyright your work; just put a
copyright notice on there and you’re good to go.
I do not think having someone steal your ideas is a real danger at all.
First of all, ideas are not the meat of a successful game; execution is;
ideas are just a multiplier on execution.
Second, people who are capable of executing on an idea most likely
already have ideas of their own that they would rather work on, so why
would they steal yours?
You can ask people to sign an NDA or something before sharing any of
your ideas with them, if you like. And if you create a team with any of
these people, it’s probably best to have a written and signed
partnership agreement of some kind, specifying things like the owner of
the intellectual property, the distribution of revenues, what happens if
someone leaves the team, etc.
Thank you very much! That is just about as good as it gets!
Specially the ALL PARTS! hahaha I thank you!
This is really an useful question!Copyright is hardly defined
clearly,especially when you share with your own team.But when we build a
team,signing a confidentiality contract is necessary before any
projects,even any small ideas.