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Manapot Legal Issues

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you just use the same out MWS uses? R=the red mana symbol Tap=the tap symbol, etc. etc. etc. More importantly I don't think work on manapot should stop until magic makes you, then change the name and fix their complaints until they do it again.

Lather, rinse, repeat.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple things you can do:

1) Start an LLC. If you are sued, you as an individual are protected from the liability of the company. You can also start a corporation but that requires a lot more "red tape" (annual report, shareholders meetings, etc). The typical filing fee depends on state and type of business. Fees for an LLC registration run from ~$50 to $300

2) Contact WotC and ask what you can and can't do. (though this might change charges of infringement to willful infringement.

3) Consult a lawyer. Advice on this thread is somewhat useless. Most people here aren't even legal adults.

The card texts and rules of the game are NOT copyrighted. WotC owns copyrights to the mana symbols, tap/untap symbols, card template (borders, etc). The artist own the copyrights to the card art and give WotC distribution rights.
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