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ok i was wondering why is everyone always complains about the stupid copyright?
why would gw care...we are playing their games, we keep them going... so what if we tell each other rules like if someone asks "what is the bonus for having a power weapon?" or something and every person says "o you cant do that that's copyright" he's/she's asking for one rule not the whole codex/rulebook
Last edited by lordsauron; August 1st, 2006 at 13:55.
before this gets locked(and i know it will) what about when we tell each other face to face? wouldn't that be copyright?(sorry for having to be sarcastic) we would all be playing in silence. one more thing shouldnt the pics be locked in the new stuff forum? arent those copyright?
Last edited by lordsauron; August 1st, 2006 at 14:01.
If they wouldn't let us do that, they would make no money and thats a no-no. And besides, they couln't enforce that, but they can enforce stuff on the comp.Originally Posted by lordsauron
Well not locked yet.
Um yes it is difficult to enforce the rules. However it is Librarium that doesn't want to get in trouble. Now YOU all agreed to the terms and read the rules (Oooo I used u instead of you). But it is more there so that things dont get out of hand. Like people posting pages from codecies. They still make money on those books so if you share information you are taking away their money. That is why i get pissed off when i go to a hobby store and see a codex that was photocopied. It is people like that, who make the price of things go up.
Last edited by Cheredanine; August 1st, 2006 at 16:53.
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OK there are actually two issues:
Copyright - duplication of printed material
IPR - Intelectual property rights - basically simialr for thoughts, this stops you creating a game called Waraxe 39.9K with exactly the same rules but worded differently.
These are both standard rules for business, not just GW.
Whilst I am sure GW wouldnt mind the odd player explaining bits of rules to other to help them understand the game, that relies on all involved not actually taking it further which would clearly not happen, should tere be a free and frank sharing of rules, GW would pretty much find they couldnt sell rule books and codecies. Since this represents a fair proportion of their income, they take action. Again this is not unique to GW but true of all companies.
This is not really that much of a surprise when you realise the cost of producing rules, the people they have to employ, PCs they provide etc.
So GW have stated (it is on their site in the legal section) their stance quite clearly on the subject.
We have no choice to comply as quite frankly to do otherwise would be illegal.
Everything you have been told is a lie!