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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:07 pm 
 

I am sure Goodman Games is going to be extremely thrilled to see this  :roll: :


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:49 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I am sure Goodman Games is going to be extremely thrilled to see this  :roll: :


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Geez.  It's already gone!


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:04 pm 
 

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Geez.  It's already gone!


excellent stuff - good to see plenty of reporting does the job

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:55 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Is that true?  A lot of books state that they can in no part be copied or converted into a different type of media.  In some cases the books explicitly says you are allowed to photocopy the character sheets or players map but that's all.

I don't think it is legal to make a copy even if you own the product.  But I don't think you would ever get charged for doing this either.  The popo have better things to do.  Copying and selling for profit is a more serious offence.


Publishers claim more rights than they actually have. For example, it's standard to say that a book cannot "be reproduced in whole or in part" without permission but fair use doctrine guarantees that sections of copyrighted material can be reproduced for certain purposes without permission. For example, suppose someone publishes a book. I can write a book refuting his book and quote the relevant sections from his book without permission.

Parody/satire is also protected.

By the way, I am not a lawyer and the above is not legal advice.



  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:46 pm 
 

You can make a photocopy, or other type of copy, of your own property for your own use.

This is called "Fair Use."  

Back when we used to buy vinyl records, I used to tape my albums and use the tapes instead in order to keep the record in mint condition.  (And self-made tapes were generally of better quality than factory tapes.)  That is perfectly legal so long as you are not handing out your fair use copy to anyone else.

Just don't give away your copies and you are OK so long as you own the original.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:47 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:You can make a photocopy, or other type of copy, of your own property for your own use.

This is called "Fair Use."  

Back when we used to buy vinyl records, I used to tape my albums and use the tapes instead in order to keep the record in mint condition.  (And self-made tapes were generally of better quality than factory tapes.)  That is perfectly legal so long as you are not handing out your fair use copy to anyone else.

Just don't give away your copies and you are OK so long as you own the original.

Mark  8)

There are lots of groovy legal quagmires, too.  "Rules lawyers" have nothing on their namesakes.

For example, assume you sold/gave away your original.  Is it legal to give away your copies to the same individual?  Technically, no.  That's distribution of copyrighted work, and an infringement on the copyright holder's exclusive rights.  You'd need to destroy them, as you no longer owned the original.  For it to be fair use, the new owner would need to make their own copies.

Of course, that should be thrown out of court almost immediately, but it's the sort of insanity that you can have a field day with, if you have a lot of money to burn.

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:03 am 
 

I am tempted to send this seller and email that says, "Even though that this is what you are really doing, you still can't give them away either Jack-ass!".  Gawd do these people piss me off.  :evil:


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:44 am 
 

He is infringeing as well. We researched it last Wednesday. You cannot offer a copyrighted product as a "free" item in a sale for profit.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:13 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:He is infringeing as well. We researched it last Wednesday. You cannot offer a copyrighted product as a "free" item in a sale for profit.

I assume you mean an illegally infringing copy of the aforementioned product?  Otherwise, this is news!  8O  

I'm pretty sure I can throw in an actual B2 in any auction I want and not charge for it.  If not, I'll start charging $0.01 to cover my butt...  :?:

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:06 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I am tempted to send this seller and email that says, "Even though that this is what you are really doing, you still can't give them away either Jack-ass!".  Gawd do these people piss me off.  :evil:


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I reported him just the same.... :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:28 pm 
 

That is, of course, what I mean.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:12 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:That is, of course, what I mean.
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Reported him.  I also contacted him and said..."Stop doing this."


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:02 pm 
 

Hey look I am pretty sure this is our old friend the gap-toothed truck driver from Ohio back at it again under a new user ID:

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:11 pm 
 

And another one:


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:34 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:And another one:


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I reported them both :twisted:

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:12 pm 
 

IttyBitty wrote:
I reported them both :twisted:

Me too.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:30 pm 
 

Reported, reported, reported, reported.  Lots of reports!  

Maybe they'll get the idea.  :?

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:54 am 
 

just following on from the Dragon Archive item on the silliest price auction:


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i reported that one and i see it still got through the radar. did nobody else?

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:19 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:just following on from the Dragon Archive item on the silliest price auction:


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i reported that one and i see it still got through the radar. did nobody else?

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I reported it.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:38 am 
 

IttyBitty wrote:
I reported it.

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I did as well, bit for some reason Ebay has gone back into thier cave with this stuff. :evil:  I have reported a good 10 auction over the last several days of obvious illegal listings and none have been removed.


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