If You Duplicate That Virtual Sword In The Real World... Is It Copyright Infringement?

from the question,-questions,-questions... dept

Three years ago, in trying to discuss some of the thorny copyright issues that arise in virtual worlds where any "good" is easily copied, we questioned whether copying a magic sword in a virtual world was copyright infringement. Perhaps we should have taken the question a bit further. Reader Cap'n Jack points us to the news that video game company Square-Enix has sued four retailers for $600,000, not for creating a digital replica of a magic sword, but a real world costume replica of a sword from within the game Final Fantasy. The retailers have agreed to stop selling any Final Fantasy gear, but it does raise some questions about whether creating such material is copyright infringement... and what that means for folks making Halloween costumes every year...

Filed Under: copyright, magic swords, virtual worlds
Companies: square enix


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    master sword replica, 8 Feb 2014 @ 4:09am

    Of Course, You are right. There was an issue but has been solved. But i just wanted to let you know that there are many companies that still making copy and doing cheating. that's not fair...... No doubt you have got a very common post and shared with us to aware us
    Thanks for your this act of kindness.....

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