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Copyright infringement?

Postby SpyderCanopus » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:49 pm

This website comes up if you google "salem forum".

http://forum.salemthegame.com/

It sure looks like your game... Got any good lawyers?
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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby Arckas » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:17 pm

1. They don't own the trademark for mafia.

2. This isn't mafia.

3. The game is older then Town of Salem.
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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby SpyderCanopus » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:25 pm

Arckas wrote:1. They don't own the trademark for mafia.

2. This isn't mafia.

3. The game is older then Town of Salem.


LOL. Looks like they're using a lot of ideas from this game.
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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby pretzellover33 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:34 pm

their salem is a sandbox thingy,


our salem is mafia

i have no idea how those are similar in any way
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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby ICECLIMBERS » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:39 pm

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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby Nellyfox » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:42 pm

SpyderCanopus wrote:
Arckas wrote:1. They don't own the trademark for mafia.

2. This isn't mafia.

3. The game is older then Town of Salem.


LOL. Looks like they're using a lot of ideas from this game.

And? Look at any other mafia site and you'll see similarities. I mean, I guess we are breaking copyright laws for having customizable cosmetics in-game. Or you know, actually making the game a version of Mafia in the first place.

Many games will be similar to one another. Mafia can only be of variants with roles, honestly.
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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby Alzar » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:57 pm

We should sue those Puritans in Massachusetts back in 1692, that'll teach them to not copy Town of Salem.
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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby LucentDancer33 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:17 pm

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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby ICECLIMBERS » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:19 pm

LucentDancer33 wrote:
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Apparently it's some sandbox sim or something like that.
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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby Painkillerz » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:48 pm

pretzellover33 wrote:their salem is a sandbox thingy,


our salem is mafia

i have no idea how those are similar in any way

This actually looks pretty sick.
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Re: Copyright infringement?

Postby oliy » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:12 pm

I doubt the word "Salem" is Copyrighted by us.

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