[Clipart] pacman baddies
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Wed Jan 30 08:27:25 PST 2008
My dad used to do IP law in the video game industry in the 80s, mainly
for Nichibutsu (Crazy Climber) and Irem (UniWarS). I remember him
telling me that Pac-Man and Space Invaders weren't properly
copyrighted, which is why there were so many knock-off machines in
I can't be sure, but I think you'd be clean, at least on the ghosts
from the original game, even if they were precise copies.
On Jan 30, 2008 7:22 AM, Nicu Buculei <nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro> wrote:
> I have a new project, a [small] collection of PacMan baddies (will
> probably upload them next week, maybe I will draw some more in the
> meantime, see a preview at http://nicubunu.ro/pictures/pacman.png) but I
> got a question about policy.
> The Pac-Man name belong to Namco, so I think is better to avoid using
> "pacman" in the name filed, but I believe it is also fair so say inside
> the description field something along the lines of "this is inspired
> from the Pacman game". I do not want to remove *all* references.
> What other people think?
> Regarding the copyright part, I believe I am clean: those are made
> completely from scratch and are not even accurate copies.
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