I’ve searched the net for an answer, but can’t seem to find a satisfactory response. Basically, if I create a game with Unity, and want to sell the game, how do I copyright it? Or is the game automatically copyrighted by Unity?
If this has been asked before, I apologise in advance.
This all assumes you are in the USA. The ultimate reference is of course [Copyright.gov] but to Summarize:
- Copyright is automatically granted to the creator when an idea or expression is placed into fixed format. So as soon as you create any aspect of your game, it is protected by copyright.
- Registering your copyright with copyright.gov mainly grants you the right to seek damages against an infringer.
I strongly recommend you check out the website. Also don’t forget Trademarks if you’re trying to build a new IP.