Hi i working on my game and i have a question. I can use real places like Miami or Houstone ofc. without real car and companies brands … and only similar design for buildings? This game will be a life simulator style game with multiplayer system. Or better and more save option will be used fictional names for the cities likes Palm City (Miami)? I asking because in Europe soon will be proceed restricted copyright law and we cant predict how it finnaly looks and i dont want to be striked by copyright .
New law in shortcut (they are still working on it, and it will be finally launched on a next year):
Article 11. It refers to Directive 2001/29 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 and thus guarantees the publishers the exclusive right to reproduce the work. In practice, this means that the possibilities of sharing materials restricted by copyright will be limited.
Article 13. It obliges widely understood providers of information society services, and therefore the largest online players, to cooperate with organizations associating copyright owners. This will be based on the fact that automatic algorithms will be launched, which will search for content protected by copyright, and blocked, similar to those that currently exist on YouTube. All content available on the Internet for citizens of EU Member States would be scanned.