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Copyright website

I want to develop a game. so, I don't want my games to be copied by other people. is there any website where I could register my games then get my own copyright to my games?

10/11/2018 4:52:58 AM

XynonyX

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You can register your game as an intellectual property. This is an extremely complicated matter. A game has many components (assets, game design, audios, ...) and each country treats games differently, either as a whole intellectual property or a set of intellectual properties. It also depends on how you distribute your game, via a physical (disk) or digital (App store, Steam) platform. Most digital platforms will have their users/players agree to Terms and Conditions which will be beneficial to you if the player attemp to, say, decompose or mod your game. You can add security layer and encrypted key to add more protection if you distributed it digitally. I'd suggest you only concern about copyright if your project is large scale enough, as you may need to prove that - your game is legal (that is, no violation of previously registered properties) - is unique in some ways (that can be registered so others may turn to you for approvement) - in case you think a person or a group is copying you, prove that they copied you, via some comparative tests. There are expenses for filing a lawsuit, and failing to do the above may result in losing the trial, which will cost you even more. You can see why profitable companies are often sued, but not indie developers. It takes time and money to do so.

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At this point I am sceptical ~ no phone numbers ~ no other recognized offices ~ This sounds like a registry office but businesses especially of such magnitude will have phones, fax, a physical address, a dropbox ( post office box ) their own registration index id , international trade number, and more ~ I personally would not recommend them ~

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in the United States we have two forms of copyright 1) date of creation and the second is actually more enforceable which is a registered copyright however both are infact enforceable ~ As to the first here on Sololearn or similar when we first create a code or small program we have a creation date in the details ( additionally I recommend using a timestamp but there are other methods such as a digital watermark ) ~ The creation date here on Sololearn is what most all the mods are going to check as well as methodology for infringement and plagiarism. The second form of copyright or say "registered copyright" is registered via actual governmental body liken to a patent office which gives you a registry identification number, trackable back to their office of record, and thus back to you... Additionally, we here in the United States can then send our US registered copyright to the International Copyright Community to also get an ICCN however, most generally this is not necessary. https://www.copyright.gov/he

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Go to this link and you will see where you need to register http://www.wipo.int/directory/en/contact.jsp?country_id=77&type=ADMIN_CR#1291

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additional reference to the World Intellectual Property Organization https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Intellectual_Property_Organization

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I didn't find a phone number just two emails and these supposed offices: UK 71-75 Shelton Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9JQ USA 1050 Connecticut Avenue Suite 500 Washington DC 20036

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but if you go to the contact us form irregardless of the fancy flag change the information remains the same https://copyrightindex.com/contact/ i too entered the Indonesian flag ~

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It depends on your jurisdiction. I can only tell you for the US. If you're really concerned, you should find an intellectual property lawyer / attorney to advise you. Enforcing internationally can be quite complicated and expensive, but I believe they have a list of the top countries to register in (e. g. China, US, etc.).

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what does enforcing internationally means?

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so if I distribute my games on digital platform, I don't need to concern about copyright?

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Insta-X You may as well use... Anti easy cheat

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the link didn't post correctly above https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html#mywork

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well, I'm not from US, but thx anyway

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so I found this website https://copyrightindex.com, do you all think it's legit?

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i honestly don't know as they appear to have an office in the United States and the United Kingdom based on their website. They may be legit but I don't know if they are just a registry registering your idea under a US copyright via the U.S. Copyright Office 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20559-6000 (202) 707–3000 or 1 (877) 476–0778 (toll free)

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well the website did say that I'm from my country, not from US, so what do you think?

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yeah, their offices are in US and UK, perhaps I need to contact them to get more info. thx very much BroFarOps🍔🍟🍕

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Insta-X there would still be things to worry about, just less so.