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Re: Remakes of older games



On Tue, 15 May 2007 17:42:05 -0600 Wesley J. Landaker wrote:

> On Tuesday 15 May 2007 16:07:04 Francesco Poli wrote:
[...]
> > If the "remake" copies copyrighted elements from the other game
> > (characters, story/plot, dialogs, or, worse, graphics/sounds), [...]
>                ^^^^^^^^^^
> 
> Remember that as ideas, stories and plots are never copyrightable. 
> Particular *expressions* of them are. So wholesale copying of story or
> plot  from a game (or book, or movie or whatever) with all it's
> nuances would  indeed make a derivative work, but just having the same
> general story or  plot would not.

Yes, I should have been clearer: when I said "story/plot", I meant the
detailed story with all its nuances, while I included the concept of
general story or plot inside the term "basic idea".


P.S.: Please do not Cc: me, as I didn't ask you to do so.

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