Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Wassup everyone. I have a friend who collects fantasty, and he bought a LOTR wyvern or whatever it is, with a ringwraith riding it. He wanted to use the wyvern as an Orc wyvern as a conversion, because it looks cooler. But GW said it was illegal because of copyright laws they cannot mix up models.
So, I was thinking of getting the wings from the LOTR wyvern and using them for my Hive Tyrant wings. Is this a violation of copyright too, because it isn't using the entire model, just a part of it? Thanks for any help.
R U 0K!??!? BUHHHHST WUUUULFFFFF!!!
I suppose it could be but christ the police arn't gonna come knocking on your door for making a conversion. I seriously doubt anyone would care except maybe a few anal retentives at your local store. Copyright infringments occur a million times a day with everything. Its only if you rob someone elses stuff and whack your name on it then you could get in trouble.
<span style='color:red'>"Right lads, lets make a tactical advance to the rear of our posistion"
"Errr do you mean run away?"
"Thats the one"</span>
"Oh man, look at that."
"Over there, by that river of boiling souls."
"Well I'll be damned... it's a Starbucks."
<a href='http://www.freewebs.com/ravensdark/' target='_blank'>THE SOUL REAVERS</a>
<a href='http://www.freewebs.com/gaeisia/index.htm' target='_blank'>GAESIA</a>
Nah it's just that I want to bring in my newly converted, copyright-viotaling Hive Tyrant and use him in my battles in the store, and those ***** GW staff like that bald ***** frank who had a cry about my army wouldn't let me use it, since they can get fined oh-so much for not preventing copyright violations.
R U 0K!??!? BUHHHHST WUUUULFFFFF!!!
is this like the fourth time ive seen this post by you mate...bah...anyway, anyplace other than a GW shop will; let you field it, and dont b so *****ed off at them, its there responsibility and THE LAW, so u just have to follow it, dont kno why you would want to use lotr things anyway, crappier casts and a different scale.
How does it infringe copyright laws? You are taking 2 models that you purchased legally and mixing them together to form one model. You have not made a copy of either model so you have not breached any copyright law that I have ever heard of.
By that reasoning all green stuff conversions that are done are also an infringement of copyright law so make sure you point that out to Mr.Up-Himself Games Workshop Employee.
The only rule that it might possibly break is not using original models.
Someone will be coming along and telling me to remove my 18" alloy wheels from my Golf becasue it is an infringement of copyright laws next!!!
Find some mates. Play somewhere else. Stuff Games Workshop.
i guess if you buy the model and use a piec it would be ok. but i would much rather buy and use the minis i want. no one will know or care
I honestly don't think that is copyright infringement. Copyright infringement is when you take an item of copyrighted material and then use it claiming it under a new or different company as your own of idea. I guess there might be a VAGUE law that might make GW think it could be...but I sincerely doubt it really is. You'd have to say. "This is a Hive Tyrant made by GW. The wings are made by GW as well" to really violate anything in my opinion. So unless you go around claiming it's a GW model and the conversion was from one of theirs, then it shouldn't be a big deal.
"Can you put that in a memo and title it '***** I already know!'"
Church: "Ok, so we're agreed? You first!"
Sarge: "Get on with it, Griff."
Griff: "I'd just like everyone to know: that I suck."
Griff: "And that I'm a girl..."
Church: "What else?"
Griff: "And I like ribbons in my hair, and I want to kiss all the boys."
Sarge: "This has to be the best surrender of all time."
I thought it just had to be a GW model. Like my thousand son's deamon prince is made out of the balrog from the lord of the rings
<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Vegitarianism is willingly demoting yourself on the food chain.</span>
^^honestly i think it would be fine as long as it is a GW model
It is only a big deal with LOTR models. New Line Cinema made GW sign this real detailed contract which limits how the models can be used.
If it is not obvious where the Bit comes from it should be alright (so as long as you dont go around announcing you used the wings, you should be ok.)