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Subject: Red lines for designing! rss

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Hi All!

I am new to design and here! So I have some questions!
I want to know about red lines!

I want to know can I use a gun like AK47 in my games freely or I should have a license/permission for that? (For example I have a miniature that holds AK47, or use the picture/drawing of this gun on the cards)

Personally I hate copy/paste from other games but every designer needs Inspiration and a little help! When a game is copyrighted, is it contain to rules and mechanics too? I know copyright rules will not protect ideas, gameplay and ways for doing a thing, but I am asking to be sure. For example I want to use zombie movement mechanics in my own game from game "zombicide". Is there any problem?

I searched internet to get the best answer but I did not! So I am really appreciate if you help me. If there is any other thing that will help me about these please tell me.

Thank you all!
 
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Copyrights and trademarks are not the same thing. Manufacturers of scale models have had to worry about the same things for decades.

A lawyer with the needed expertise is suggested, and there are no guarantees they'll get a judgement in your favor.

Original work with a trail of the process is a good idea, while still no guarantee (see George Harrison.)
 
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