Legal Regulation of “Skinning” Games


  • Ying Zhou



“Skinning” Games, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Protection, Anti-unfair Competition


The development of video games has formed a complex and diversified huge system. It is precisely because of the variety of modern video games and abundant layers, "skinning" games and other infringement problems are endless. What kind of electronic games are worth protecting, and which part of them need to be protected, is the problem of today's legislation and justice. Judicial practice is basically through the copyright law or anti-unfair competition law to regulate the infringement of electronic games, but both have different degrees of inadequacy. If the development of "skinning" games is allowed to continue, the excellent but small-scale and medium-sized game developers will be driven out of the game market, and the future of electronic games will not go too far. Therefore, it is essential to strengthen intellectual property protection and improve the level of innovation by setting up a special category of protection through the Copyright Law and leading the development of the video game industry by judicial means.


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How to Cite

Zhou, Y. (2024). Legal Regulation of “Skinning” Games. Academic Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 7(3), 44-47.