Can I legally use celebrity's names in a browser-based game?
June 25, 2007 12:54 AM Subscribe
In a browser-based game, am I allowed to use the real names of actors and actresses, or do I need to use similar sounding names so as not to get into legal trouble?
posted by slater to law & government (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The game would be a kind of "hollywood simulator", you start with a coupla million in play money and make movies. You select the actors/actresses from a list of names, then select the director, and so forth
Server location would be @ dreamhost (I believe they're in LA? Or San Francisco. Either way, in the US), but could be moved to Switzerland if necessary.