posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 07:39 AM
Originally posted by asmodan
am i allowed to use copyrighted characters from items such as games, books, and movies? (note i would not be rewriting a plot with those characters, i
would be merely using their names, appearances, and personalities.)
Don't forget that this contest is for stories based on a thread here at ATS and that you also need to link to it so that a connection for your story
As for using copyrighted names, I don't think it would be right to pit Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone against Minnie Mouse and Goofy.
However, If it was Blarney Rumble and Vlad Flintpoint against Manly Moose and Goofus, I doubt there would be a problem. You can alude
copyrighted characters, but not use the exact spelling in order to keep things from looking like a 'rip-off'.
and does proper capitalization matter in any way? i am assuming that proper puntuation and spelling does.
There is a lot of leeway for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, etc., but don't forget that people need to be able to understand when a sentence
ends and when it starts. If it's too confusing, it will likely be passed over by the judges.
and as well, i dont quite understand this. are we to make our story a new thread with the title "ATSSC (story name)"? i have not done a
contest like this before, and i dont know where to go to find the answers. i apologize if you have previously answered these questions.
Yes. You need to put (ATSSC) into the title so that I can see it is a submission to the contest. It should look like this;
(ATSSC) A Story by asmodan
Post it into the Short Stories forum and it should be included into the contest.
Don't forget that the Terms and Conditions apply here as they do everywhere on site.