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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:48 pm 
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Hi,

you all know our beloved baryonyx-riding pirate hero Miyagi. Since Miyagi is also the name of Karate Kid's Mentor, it might be copyright infringement to use this name. Since we want to do a bit of advertising on Paraworld's 10th birthday by promoting Mirage in various places and online gaming magazines, and since the SEK even had to rename the originally planned historical figures like Charles Babbage or Nikola Tesla to rip-off names like Jarvis Babbit, Nikolaj Taslow and so on, keeping Miyagi's name might get us in trouble. :(

So, we are searching for a new name for our pirate captain. Right now, for the lack of a better alternative, his name is "Captain Darkmoon". If you have any ideas on what his new name might be, please post them here! :) (Preferably something with "Captain " in front of.) We will decide on the best name together.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 19:03 pm 
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Darklow ?
Captain Jr. Mirfour ?



Also, names alone do not have copyright protection. So just mentioning the name of a character won’t be copyright infringement without more.

http://www.aspectlg.com/copyright-in-ch ... can-i-use/

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyagi_Prefecture
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyagi_%28surname%29

I don't see the problem. Seems like a regular name to me.


It's like saying Jack is a bad name, because there is Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Hmm, in my opinion if there is an issue with the name, copyrighted or not, it is that name just doesn't fit the character. We had found names for several Chinese pirates on wikipedia once which sounded better than Miyagi. I nink there were some japanese ones aswell.

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Okay, thanks for the info, AyCe.

I think Tric is right. How about this: If someone can find a better name for Miyagi, we will use it, if not, he stays Miyagi.

So.. there's a Chinese pirate woman called Cheng, how about we call Miyagi "Captain Chang"? Or simply "Captain" or "Buccaneer", as the Arch Druid and Governor are also heroes from Paraworld and not our world, and they are only known by their jobs, not actual names. Or maybe some name that relates to Blackbeard, Ben Hornigold, Calico Jack?


edit: did some more research. Cheng Yih was Cheng's husband who founded the pirate empire. So how about "Captain Yi" for Miyagi?

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I think we'll just stick to "Captain Miyagi"

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