with sonic the hedghog being owned by sega.would i be infringing on copyright laws if i made one
well ther'es no profit involved, so no i don't think so...
It all depends on whether Sega cares enough about it to bother.
Any copyight laws applicable to Sonic the Hedgehog in the past are still applicable today. I would think that he(?) is covered by whatever goes in Japan. Unless they have laws that are completely different from the rest of the world, they will remain in effect until about 50 years after the death of his creator.
do any of you think it would be more likely of sega to simply tell me to cease distributing it,and to cease any other games i might of had planned.
what if i sent a finished copy to sega for them to check out,with a letter or email stating that it is only a fangame and under no circumstances would i attempt to make a profit from it.do you think they would maybe allow it then,or point blank say NO.