Sumrall, MS asked in Gaming and Intellectual Property for Pennsylvania

Q: I am making a video game, and everything in it was made by our team. How would I purchase a copyright to protect it?

This video game contains art, music, code, and scenarios that were made between five different people. We want to put this video game on an online store and sell it to make a profit, but we also want to purchase a copyright to protect it from being pirated/tampered with and reproduced. Everyone in our group has consented to this, but we have no idea how/where to purchase a copyright.

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William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman
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A: Great question! Copyright registration can be applied for at https://www.copyright.gov/ or any of the copyright lawyers on this site will gladly assist. Based on what you've described, you'll likely need a TX copyright for the source code, VA for the original artistic components, and potentially PA or SR for the musical content.

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