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iPhone: I believe liang xhu shuouldnt be a dev anymore...

04-20-2009, 07:50 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 40
I believe liang xhu shuouldnt be a dev anymore...

He uses copyrighted sprites in kung fu 2009 and in idig
But there's no way to report him! How exactly do we report devs that inadveetantly break the law?
04-20-2009, 07:55 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
Report it to the people who own those things he uses and hope they do something about it?
04-20-2009, 07:56 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 56
I had a quick look and i agree with the TS. iDig ripped off the sprites from mr driller

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04-20-2009, 08:02 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,404
It's happening a lot in AppStore, which is sad as it's like a heaven for 'second class rip-off'. To some extents, Monster Typer is a Patapon rip-off, and Rolando (especially the early screenshots) is a LocoRoco rip-off, and iPuppy is Nintendogs rip-off.

Probably not the gameplay, but definitely the characters.

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04-20-2009, 08:39 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 385
There is, however, a distinct difference between creating something that shares many similarities with another product (Rolando and Loco Roco), and a person actually taking artwork from other games and putting those in his/her own game. I believe we are talking about the latter here, which borders on (or might be equal to) copyright infringement.

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