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plshelp
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Pokemon Forum Website idea Reply with quote

Would it be against copyright laws to create a forum where users can discuss recent news topics, games, anime and anything other really. I realize that Nintendo have been strict on copyright laws previously but I am not sure if this is allowed or not.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi plshelp.
Thank you for a really easy one for a lazy Sunday morning. There is no problem from either a copyright or trade mark perspective, with setting up a forum like this. As with any forum, it is wise to have a general rule that posters should only post material to which they own the copyright, but that is not strictly necessary from a legal point of view. The use of words like Nintendo or the names of games is perfectly all right in a context where it is obvious they are being used descriptively, even if the words themselves will usually be registered trade marks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:31 pm    Post subject: So let me get this clear... Reply with quote

Hi, thanks for the reply. If I were to create a gaming forum, for any game could I? Or do these rules only apply to Pokémon itself?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same would apply to a forum on any subject or game.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:17 pm    Post subject: :) Reply with quote

Thank you for he quick reply!
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