Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Physical copyright in a virtual world

Sony is being threatened with legal action by Manchester Cathedral after using the church's interior as a scene in shoot-em-up game Resistance: Fall of Man. But does the cathedral have rights over its interior — especially since its "author" died over six hundred years ago?


Owen Blacker said...

Equally, can one copyright the interior of a building anyways?

pangloss said...

One wonders if this is why M$ did not put their amazing Photosynth demo of mash ups of Notre dame cathedral on the web? The video on You Tube says it's not there because of "lawyer problems".