Author Topic: A question about titles  (Read 3374 times)

Offline Jezzica85

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A question about titles
« on: August 31, 2006, 04:38:59 PM »
Hi everybody,
I couldn't find this in Search, I hope I'm not putting a double post on here. Anyway, does anyone know if I need to get permission to use the title of a video game somewhere in my novel? It's sort of a running joke in the book, people think my character was named after the game but my character was born before it even came out. I'm a bit fuzzy on the whole copyright thing, any help would be great!
I always thought a fictional character was just that--completely your imagination. Now, I know better. Think about this--your most treasured characters, whether you realize it or not, are everything you dream for yourself. That's the real beauty of writing.

Offline elizabethdaizy

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Re: A question about titles
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006, 05:04:38 AM »
I <b><u>think</b></u> you are allowed to, because once I published a children novel and I used name Harry Potter.
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Re: A question about titles
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2006, 12:40:21 PM »
Well I would think as long as you can PROVE you wrote it before the product came on to the market there shouldnt be a problem then you are faced with suing the makers of the product for using your name!!