Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Kölner Dom case

Kölner Dom in Second Life was made by two people and one of them claimed copyright in jointly designed textures ...

According to Video Game Law Blog...

The applicant claimed copyright in certain textures of the virtual "Kölner Dom", which was partly designed by her, and partly designed by the defendant. While the textures were designed to make the virtual building look like the real one, and photos were taken to achieve this aim, the applicant claimed that her work was protected under copyright law, as she had to adapt colors, brightness, and perspective.

and what is more interesting...

After a rather long elaboration of the various types of "work" which can be protected under copyright law, the court found that the textures were not suffiently original for copyright protection

Sounds little strange too me... but I'm not German lawyer and don't know all the details of this case.

More on Video Game Law Blog and

IRL it looks like this...

ISL... (sorry... I couldn't found something better)

Some pictures of "Virtueller Kölner Dom" are also available here
But my advice is to check it in-world by yourself ;)

2 komentarze:

Aleister Kronos May 16, 2008 at 9:18 PM  

Curious outcome, but then the finding may be in the detail (or lack thereof).

I visited the sim last August and have some snaps (and an article) here:

Lincoln Beck May 16, 2008 at 9:43 PM  

Welcome Aleister!

Very informative article and great pics!
It looks like I have missed some important resources...

Thanks for the comment and the link to your blog.


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