Protección de mecánicas de videojuegos mediante la patentabilidad del software

Protection of video game mechanics through the patentability of software

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Héctor Camilo Herrera González


Los videojuegos constituyen una de las industrias más importantes del mundo. Actualmente, combinan una amplia gama de elementos creativos, industriales y tecnológicos por lo que se puede definir los videojuegos como creaciones complejas que logran incorporar múltiples creaciones del intelecto humano. Sin embargo, muchos profesionales han asumido que el sistema de derechos de autor es el único que se aplica en el caso de la protección legal de los sistemas a través de los cuales los jugadores interactúan con un juego, denominados como “mecánicas de videojuegos”. Esta posición deja de lado otras opciones que podrían ofrecer sus propios beneficios e incluso evitar las lagunas legales que existen en la actualidad. Este documento explora la posibilidad del uso del sistema de patentes, con sus propias limitaciones, para proteger dichas mecánicas de videojuegos.

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