Can I make a remake of a past game without asking permission from its owner?
I want to remake an old classic emulator based game for windows 8 platform. It was launched in 1997-05-01 by Hudson Soft, UK for neo-geo platform. (Old Arcade games)
Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory
King of the Fighters '99
I want to know will it be copyright infrigment if i remake that or is that ok?
What are the pros and cons of doing this?
P.S ( I love this game and i know most of the people still do and i will use my own code and graphics for remaking)
I contacted Konami Corporation Who own Hudson Soft now and asked them about it.
I contacted konami and sent them this:
My name is Ramis and I am a computer science student. I loved the game “Neo Bomber Man”.
produced by your(now) child company
Hudson Soft , SNK in 1997-05-01.
I want to remake this game and publish it on Windows 8 platform. Do you allow me to do that?
Note: If you are not the right person whom I should mail this, please reply with the email on which I should contact.
I know near to nothing about technical writing btw :P
I wonder what they will reply
- BrittLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
There are International Laws that protect intellectual
property. Here in the States, it's USAC TITLE 17, 501, et seq.
HUDSON SOFT, INC. is a Japanese firm, founded May 18,
1973, in Sapporo , HOKKAIDO, Japan.
Be very cautious. The Japanese are VERY litigious.
They are very protective of products of hard work.
Now, you can take a chance, but I would not !!
It's just way, way easier. to call your local Public Library, and perhaps get that info.
IF they don;t have it, call the NEW YORK PUBLIC
Having said that, you might approach them about
ideas for improving their product. That might put
you in some serious money.
- Nuff SedLv 77 years ago
It's only a copyright infringement if you use their copyrighted software, images or sounds. The idea, function, concept or process of the game are not protected by copyright. 17 USC § 102(b), in the USA.
- !Lv 77 years ago
Contact them and ask. Sounds like copyright infringement without their consent.
- TrishLv 67 years ago
Contact the copyright holder and ask for permission, for which you may have to pay. Get it in writing.