Can this get me struck down or in trouble?
I am writing my own book, and I wanted to know if I can use items from games and movies in said book. Ex. I wanted to put a monster from the game Dauntless into my book. I m just worried that I ll find out too late that I can get in trouble for this kind of thing. This might be a simple question to answer, but I m 15, with very little knowledge on the legal system
- LoganLv 59 months agoFavorite Answer
You can't take anything from anywhere that you haven't made up yourself unless you get the rights to use it.
- pianomanLv 79 months ago
You can get into trouble if you break any copy write laws.
- Anonymous9 months ago
If you use anything that's under copyright, that's a violation of international copyright law and will get you sued. If the monster in the game is something generic, like a vampire, that's in the public domain and legal. If it's something specifically created for the game then it's under copyright and illegal to use.
- WhateverLv 79 months ago
Since it's not likely this book will be published I wouldn't worry about it. As long as you're not writing anything critical or claiming the monster as your own creation you should be fine. If it's your character talking about the monster it's ok.
Also, what is this "get me struck down" bit? It's not like some angry writer is going to come after you and run you over with their car.