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18. Re: Counter-Strike Map Legal Threat Feb 19, 2013, 23:09 Dev
Creston wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 18:40:
and ultimately decided they didn't think they could be legally prohibited from recreating a public space in this way.

They can't be. Not 100% on Canada, but in Europe or the US there's no way they can sue you for depicting a public place in any way, shape or form.

Anyone can sue for anything. Its can they win thats the question. Plus, that statement isn't quite correct in a few ways.
For instance, if they make an artistic interpretation of a public place and sell it, and then someone else comes and copies that interpretation and tries to pass it off as their own and sell it, then that could be violating.

Also, if there's art or sculptures in those public places, getting permission for that may be required.

It also depends if stuff is permanent or temporary.

For instance, here's a case in europe (which you seem to be claiming is 100% allowed) in which Germany's Reichstag building was temporarily changed and the change was allowed to be copyrighted. So anyone trying to sell pictures of it in that form has to get permission from that one person.
Pretty sure that's a public place, and is depiction of a particular way, shape and form.

This comment was edited on Feb 19, 2013, 23:24.
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