Houston Chronicle: International Copyright Laws for Board Games

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Houston Chronicle: International Copyright Laws for Board Games
by Hall Harris , Demand Media
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Men Playing Board Games, from The Sougandhika Parinaya Manuscript (1821) – Wiki

“No single method can protect a board game in its entirety from copyright infringement. Instead, a board game inventor can create a patchwork of protection from various intellectual property disciplines to make it more difficult for copycats to usurp her games in the market, according to John Pickerell, an intellectual property attorney based in Minnesota. A board game inventor may rely on international copyright laws that provide limited protection of original game ideas as artistic works and keep others from exploiting the invention through the production of substantially similar games….”

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