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Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 08:09 PM #41
I actually ran into the Paizo IP patrol some time back for doing something very similar - a private web site dedicated to the Rise of the Runelords campaign I was running. I had broken apart the PDF of the first adventure and included some of the artwork plus bits and pieces of background text for the players. It was never intended for public consumption... however, one of my players went and posted a link to it on a forum somewhere and then Google and the like started to crawl through the private site and before I knew it I had a fairly friendly cease and desist letter. It basically amounted to please remove the offending material or put it behind a password so that it is not generally accessible.
I ended up cleaning up the site and learning about what Paizo images were fair game (basically what appeared in their community release download sets or on the various Paizo blogs). In the end it wasn't a big deal at all and I learned to be a bit more careful with someone else's IP on the wide open Internet.
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Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 08:16 PM #42
Defender (Lvl 8)
Personally, I want to know what the C&D looked like, what it specifically said, and what the icons were like. The guy running the campaign has been quiet on those respects beyond a "Hey, we got a C&D so we're taking stuff private."
Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 08:16 PM #43
Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 08:47 PM #44
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Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 08:52 PM #45
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Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 09:00 PM #46
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I can certainly understand why you'd think such a person was hypocritical - enough to use big fonts and caps, no less! - but I'm not personally aware of any such person. But you may have been tracking these individuals more closely than I.
Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 09:04 PM #47
Orcus on an Off-Day (Lvl 22)
For copyrighted material, you don't have to defend it for your rights to remain valid, but Paizo is still confronted with a slippery slope: One guy uses tiny images, that really aren't any harm. The next person uses slightly larger images, the next even larger - so long as Paizo doesn't act, there's going to be a tendency for folks to push the envelope. So, it doesn't seem unreasonable to me for them to attempt to nip it in the bud.
Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 09:18 PM #48
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Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 09:20 PM #49
Superhero (Lvl 15)
This is, at best, selective outrage (targeted at a single company that they hate irrespective of the issue at hand, and ignoring another company they like irrespective of the issue at hand), and hypocrisy at worst (if one of them actually has posted in here, but to support Paizo rather than attack them).
I'd really prefer it if everyone were able to keep their heads and not get upset over any company utilizing the law to protect itself. But, inevitably, those people will return the moment WotC issues a C&D.
Last edited by Dannager; Wednesday, 6th July, 2011 at 09:28 PM.
Wednesday, 6th July, 2011, 09:24 PM #50
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