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    Hello,

    I dont know where else to post this.

    But i was wondering when i make a private server for the game loong online... In how far is this possible due to copyright...


    Could i get in trouble hosting a game like that?

    I have the full source code and ect

    I just simply wanna know how this copyright things work.


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    Re: Private servers copyright

    Quote Originally Posted by EliteCrewZ View Post
    Hello,

    I dont know where else to post this.

    But i was wondering when i make a private server for the game loong online... In how far is this possible due to copyright...


    Could i get in trouble hosting a game like that?

    I have the full source code and ect

    I just simply wanna know how this copyright things work.
    You can get in trouble for hosting any private server. Nothing new.
    How it works is that the creator sends you a DMCA. If you don't comply with them, they might take you to court.
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    Re: Private servers copyright

    What do i have to change to make the copyright 100% my own

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    Quote Originally Posted by EliteCrewZ View Post
    What do i have to change to make the copyright 100% my own
    I'm sure you'll have to change everything. It's as if you are making you're very own game, with you're very own "coding". There is nothing you can do to make it 100%.

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    Re: Private servers copyright

    Making something your own copyright requires a lot of work, you've to design and write your own game only then you fully own the copyright. Normally you own the copyright of your own emulator (if you write your own) but you won't have the copyright on the other files you are using.

    I've heard a rumor that a private servers actually requesting permission from original developer (Runescape related) and they appear to be still online. I don't suggest doing this tough. If you want something unique, then design and program it by your self.
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    Re: Private servers copyright

    Do you guys think that when i host this game under a diffrent name, they would know about my game or anything?

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    The only problem i'm having right now is that i dont wanna pay money or something for violating the copyright thing.

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    Re: Private servers copyright

    Quote Originally Posted by EliteCrewZ View Post
    Do you guys think that when i host this game under a different name, they would know about my game or anything?
    Yes they will and they might even sue you even more if you do this. Copyright is already a big topic for private servers hosters, it forced my server to shutdown due the DMCA I once received. You only can obey their request to avoid trouble.

    Quote Originally Posted by EliteCrewZ View Post
    The only problem i'm having right now is that i dont wanna pay money or something for violating the copyright thing.
    If you don't want to pay, then don't host something. It cost you money to host a server, even if it's home hosted (Electricity, internet connection, bandwidth.. etc).
    Last edited by Taiga; 12-11-14 at 09:22 PM. Reason: Added reply to EliteCrewZ's edit
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    Re: Private servers copyright

    So i get a warning at first? and dont have to go to court or any?

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    CodeDragon, i do wanna pay for a server that's not the point, i just dont feel like paying tousands on the copyright violation

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    Re: Private servers copyright

    Quote Originally Posted by EliteCrewZ View Post
    So i get a warning at first? and dont have to go to court or any?
    Normally yes, but there have been some other cases. I remember that a developer's home got raided by the police. (Here is a link to the article). If you don't want to get into trouble, then consider hosting it for your friends only and not for everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by EliteCrewZ View Post
    CodeDragon, i do wanna pay for a server that's not the point, i just dont feel like paying tousands on the copyright violation
    That is the risk you take by hosting a private server. But in most cases they will not try to sue you, unless you steal their money and player base.
    Last edited by Taiga; 12-11-14 at 09:27 PM. Reason: Added update
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    Re: Private servers copyright

    Which kind of private servers on this forum are safe to host? i have had kalonline servers before never seen a dmca or any

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    Re: Private servers copyright

    Quote Originally Posted by EliteCrewZ View Post
    Which kind of private servers on this forum are safe to host? i have had kalonline servers before never seen a dmca or any
    I don't really know what games are 'safe-to-host', it's something you've to search for yourself. I'm mainly focused on helping people. It just depends if they focus on you or not.
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    Re: Private servers copyright

    That pretty much sucks... I guess i could try and make a kalonline servers again, the reason i wanna make a game is because i like having my own game with my verry own players and i love making new things into the games.

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    Re: Private servers copyright

    Quote Originally Posted by EliteCrewZ View Post
    That pretty much sucks... I guess i could try and make a kalonline servers again, the reason i wanna make a game is because i like having my own game with my verry own players and i love making new things into the games.
    I wish you good luck.
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    Re: Private servers copyright

    thank you

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    Re: Private servers copyright

    All images are copyright however when it comes to the emulator itself, copyright exists in the ORIGINAL code of the owner. Any code developed by someone else is not identical to that original code made by the developers.. Copyright protects the expression of an idea, not the idea itself.

    Short answer you will never host a game that is 100% copyright to you.




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