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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:48 pm 
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tepples wrote:
If you have the rights

Rights? What does that mean? Are you going to get fined or sent to jail if you don't have the "rights" when you ask an author a question?

Also, I don't know if it's going to be a surprise or something, but what is the game anyway?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:03 pm 
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GradualGames wrote:
embarking on attempting to port an old DOS game to the SNES (assuming I have the rights to do this)

tepples wrote:
If you have the rights, perhaps you can ask the original author [what the intended aspect ratio was]

Espozo wrote:
Rights? What does that mean? Are you going to get fined or sent to jail if you don't have the "rights" when you ask an author a question?

Asking the author a question isn't itself copyright infringement. But questions of authorial intent related to technical aspects of game graphics could signal to the author your intent to make an unauthorized port. This in turn could cause the author and/or publisher to perform a more thorough review of your other work for copyright violations. I ran into a similar issue back in March 1999.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:58 am 
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Well thankfully I've already got verbal permission to port the game. I'm hoping to make it "official" as well, though, heheh. I can't share anything at this point, I'd rather wait til I'm closer to really starting on this :) Still have my current project to finish!


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