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Re: Copyright question

In article <873ekmxiwx.fsf@abraxas.burg.oche.de>,
Christian Leutloff <leutloff@sundancer.oche.de> wrote:
>then express this in the licence:
>You can do what you want ..., but you have to leave the copyright
>notice on the introsreen, ...

This is already covered by the GPL, section 2(c):

    c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
    when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
    interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
    announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
    notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
    a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
    these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
    License.  (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
    does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
    the Program is not required to print an announcement.)

I think you can interpret "reads commands interactively" to include the
playing of the game.  Mouse clicks and keystrokes are commands...

You could suggest that he GPL the program and add a line pointing out
GPL 2(c) explicitly.

Charles Briscoe-Smith
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