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I want to scan some images from the latest white dwarf which has some epic ork scenery and conversions in it.
Would this be legal?
What are you going to do with these scans? If you are going to keep them on your computer to look at and admire I don't see why not. If you are going to parade it around then I should think it won't be...
Last edited by xXClaret-PaulXx; January 4th, 2009 at 12:04.
Technically a copyright violation occurs in the act of copying the material and not (as is widely-believed) in the sale or distribution of said copied material. Most copyright laws make some provisions for variations of the term "fair use", but none of these apply to what you are doing. In the United States, the criteria governing "fair use" are:
- Quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment
- Quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author's observations
- Use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied
- Summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report
- Reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace part of a damaged copy
- Reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson
- Reproduction of a work in legislative or judicial proceedings or reports
- Incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an event being reported.
I only bring this up because "Fair Use" is a common rallying cry of copyright violators. Despite commonly-held beliefs, the "fair use" provisions do not cover:
That said, the purpose of these laws is to protect the rights of artists and the companies that employ them. If you decide to scan the pages in question and use them personally, there is little that can be done to stop you aside from informing you of the consequences of your decision. In reality there is little chance of GW coming after an individual for copyright infringement, since few individuals would have the ability to devalue GW's rights significantly enough to warrant serious action.
- Material copied for personal use only
- Material reproduced with a citation of the copyright holder's rights to the material included
- Material reproduced with a lack of intent to sell or profit monetarily from the reproduction
Organizations (such as LO) have increased capacity to devalue GW's intellectual property and must therefore be stricter in our efforts to keep our community free of such violations. So should you choose to engage in such a copyright violation, the results would obviously be disallowed from inclusion in our community.
Ok case closed.
They said there was more detail about it on the website but I can't navigate it anymore, I don't know where anything is!