I recently decided to invent a card game based very loosly after Magic the Gathering (i say loosely because it plays completely different with nothing taken from mtg, but if you play magic, you can pick this up fast).
I already have all of my painting assignments in front of me for card art.. 300 cards each with a unique piece needed. I have the game 90% designed and just need to finish and articulate my notes into something more coherent.
Well, Once done I plan to goto someplace like office max or something and get every card printed on a thick backing so I will have an actual deck in my hands.
By this time I actually was considering turning this into something profitable. Maybe even help me fund my partying. But I need to know everything I can on how to protect my art, my project and creation as a whole. God forbid i hire some programmer and he steals my game! I would die.
I don't know really where to look for this technical info on copyright protection. Tomorrow I will go down to the business department in school and see if i can find some insight, but anything you guys can send my way would rock my socks.
I mean i still have 300 cards to paint, so I am not in a major hurry, but with winter break coming up, i want to do at least 5 paintings a day for it. I will be posting a lot of it here on CA of course, its gotta look awesome if I want to sell a damned thing.