Game designers are no inventors?

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It is quite interesting that at the moment there is a big discussion about if authors of table top games should be recognised as inventors and therefore have a copyright on their games. Their ideas are the blood in the vessels of the game industry.

Exactly here I remember that this kind of thing already happened in the 80′s, when Atari, leading game company at that time, decided to not print the names of the designers on the game boxes and therefore neglected the rights of the authors.

This lead to the genesis of the company Activision, created by some of Atari’s best game designer’s of that time. They created such great games, that Atari soon had a big problem. It looks like history has to repeat itself. Some people just never learn …

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