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Subject: Re: FLASH: Copyrights revisited
From: Frederico
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 08:30:22 GMT

On 12/31/99 12:38 AM, Cheri Harder via chericaathome [dot] com, said:

>I have a neat idea for a portfolio piece, but am not sure how much I can
>imitate without treading on copyright infringement....Could anyone give me a
>"non-legal-but-probably sorta-kinda accurate" reading on my potential idea
>at http://members.home.com/cherica/e-mall/MonopolyMall.html and tell me if
>I'm too close for comfort?

I think you're pushing your luck. Especially with a company that is
notorious for persuing copyright infringement.

Now, if you changed the color-order, shook up the property-order, and
didn't try to make any plays-on-words resembling the Monopoly board,
you'd be OK, methinks. But, at that point, the shine of the idea is just
about gone, and your ability to capitilize on a popular theme all but
disappears. . .

Hmmm. . . seems like that Copyright idea is there for a good reason
after all. . .

Cheers, and Good Luck


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