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Subject: [Freeciv] copyright infringement
From: "Brandon Van Every" <vanevery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 02:34:07 -0700

How do you guys figure you're getting around Microprose / Hasbro's copyrights on
Civ II and etc?  Sure, you've got your own GUI interface and artwork, but you've
completely ripped off the rules for the game.  Rules are copyrightable
intellectual property in case you're not aware.  Hasbro made dogmeat out of the
Dogs Of War folks, they did an Axis & Allies clone and were stupid enough to use
the original board game artwork in addition to everything else.  Hasbro is
clueless enough that they probably won't tag you anytime soon, but they'll tag
you eventually.  Unless you take steps to ensure that you have your own
intellectual property and aren't just ripping off someone else's.

I've posted some things in the newsgroups as well, including, if you're confused about being in violation of copyright

Cheers,                              3d graphics optimization jock
Brandon Van Every                    Seattle, WA

Experts eliminate the simpler mistakes in favor of the more
complex ones, thereby achieving a higher degree of stupidity.  :-)

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