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Chiptune Commission

Hello everyone,

I opened up for commissions for chiptunes (old-school video game-style songs) and one of my watchers sent me $20 to do a cover of the "Adventure Time" theme song. Is this even legal, considering I'll probably post it on FA? If not, I should probably refund the money.

I took a request for a public-domain hymn a few years ago, but this is entirely different.

Thanks for any advice.

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May. 16th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
But the design of a set of horns doesn't meet the requirements for a patent so that makes no sense. http://www.bitlaw.com/patent/requirements.html
and really your "anyone could do that" argument could apply to any design ever. Pacman is a copyrighted character with a distinctive design and he's just a yellow circle with a piece cut out.

Anyway I just noticed this is very off topic so this will be my last response on the matter.

Edited at 2012-05-16 07:23 pm (UTC)
May. 16th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
I didn't mean just a regular patent, I meant a design patent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_patent) which Namco could have for their Pacman design, the character (all charcters) are given copyrights by default, the design of a character needs to have a patent to ensure no one uses it without permission and if they do they have to deal with a fine or legal dispute.

My last response on this as well

Edited at 2012-05-16 07:35 pm (UTC)


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