Posted Apr 20, 2006 9:42 UTC (Thu) by MathFox
In reply to: legal opinions
Parent article: Rockbox's jewels
This is not a legal opinion, I am not a lawyer, etc.
In my eyes the two sets of graphics look sufficiently similar to assume they are not independent works. That does not mean that Rockbox infringes on PopCap's copyrights; it is possible that both are inspired by a common ancestor.
I do think that "Open Graphics" projects should be very carefull not to imitate commercial artwork and they should keep track of contributions and contributors. Instructions as to make "something different" and "avoid imitation" should be standard. As Jon said, the game stays the same with penguin graphics.
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