Re: Packaging cluedome - copyright problems?
Tristan Greaves <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm taking a look at packaging the game Cluedome: http://www.cluedome.com/
> I'm wondering if there are any copyright concerns. The game advertises itself
> as a clone, and the source ships with an example game rules rule and image --
> which match that of the board came Clue/Cluedo.
Thanks for considering packaging Cluedome. It appears to be under
GPL-2+, so on the face of it, there's no copyright concerns.
I had a quick look at the source and didn't spot the game rules rule
and image - which files are they? Do they actually match that of
Cluedo, or could they be clean expressions of the ideas behind it?
Anyone know whether that's sufficient?
Finally, while not justifying anything, I note that there have been
other more blatent unlicensed copies of Cluedo, it is itself derived
from Ludo and reportedly both the original game and computer game are
not currently in production, so I doubt that its makers would take a
hard line against a similar computer game distributed for free.
Hope that helps,
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