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Subject: Re: FLASH: Copyrights revisited
From: Cheri Harder
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 14:25:12 GMT

Found this on their site...
<quote>
MONOPOLY�, the distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner squares,
the Mr. Monopoly name and character, and each of the distinctive elements of
the board, are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. for its property trading game and
game equipment. � 1999 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
</quote>
Yeah, looks like I'd better scrap the idea...wouldn't want to "Go directly
to jail!" Oh well, Thanks.

~~~~Cheri Harder~~~~~
charderatawsolution [dot] com
Advantage Web Solution
"Developing your internet storefront"
www.awsolution.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frederico" <batricoatuswest [dot] net>
To: <flasheratchinwag [dot] com>
Sent: Friday, December 31, 1999 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: FLASH: Copyrights revisited


> 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
>
> Frederico




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