Texas court affirms game mechanics not protected under copyright law

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Texas court affirms game mechanics not protected under copyright law

“United States copyright law has not been favorable to protecting game mechanics up to this point, and a recent summary judgment from a Texas judge in DaVinci Editrice S.R.L. vs. Ziko Games, LLC means this likely will continue be the case going forward……”

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(I don’t find this surprising at all. Ideas can’t be copyrighted, only words. After all, if ideas were copyrighted how many movies or TV shows would Hollywood be producing in any given year? 2? And how many mystery, western, fantasy or romance novels would ever get published? Imagine a world where dwarfs, trolls and wizards were copyrighted concepts. – Fred)

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