MODERATOR: RE: [pcgen] Mongoose Publishing: Babylon 5
- OK stop. We have ALWAYS stated that we will work with the publishers.
We are doing that and therefore this is mute. Also since this is
begining to denigrate into a volitle conversation I would like this to
come to an end or go offline.
PCGen BoD - Chair/PL
From: Lizard [mailto:lizard@...]
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 5:54 PM
Subject: RE: [pcgen] Mongoose Publishing: Babylon 5
On 08:57 PM 11/1/2004, Nigel Bennington said....
>You should be aware that "Fair Use" is an American concept that most ofthe
>rest of the world does not share, since PCGEN is an internationallynot
>distributed product, we need to abide by international copyright law,
>American, so "Fair Use" does not come into play.Two words: Berne Convention.
A whole lot more words: Even if use is legal elsewhere, international
allows for cases to be brought where it is NOT, so, if Mongoose wanted
sue, they could do so in the UK or in the US, wherever it was more
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> OK stop. We have ALWAYS stated that we will work with thepublishers.
> We are doing that and therefore this is mute. Also since this isthis to
> begining to denigrate into a volitle conversation I would like
> come to an end or go offline.I'd just like to say two things. Firstly Matt Sprange of Mongoose
would likely be highly amused if he was reading all this, and
secondly the term you want is 'moot', not mute.
Also this is not the first time I've seen this conversation. It
goes on in pretty much every gaming forum at random intervals. If
you don't want to moderate it everytime create a FAQ section in the
files section and put in it a document in a *conversational* tone
explain the groups position. If it comes up direct the person
making the query to the FAQ. It's a tried and true fix.
>> OK stop. We have ALWAYS stated that we will work with theWe do state, in the Welcome file, last issued on 11/1 here (
> Also this is not the first time I've seen this conversation. It
> goes on in pretty much every gaming forum at random intervals. If
> you don't want to moderate it everytime create a FAQ section in
> the files section and put in it a document in a *conversational*
> tone explain the groups position. If it comes up direct the
> person making the query to the FAQ. It's a tried and true fix.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/message/80839 ). This document
is issued every month on the 1st.
"Will PCGen include everything that it can?
We sure plan on it! It takes a lot of time to complete the data for
a book, but it's time well spent. :) We ask publishers for their
permission before we include anything, and those of you who are
familiar with the OGL know that this formality isn't required.
However, we at PCGen wish to be courteous to the publishers and
respect their wishes - if a publisher doesn't want us to include
their material (or just a specific book) then we won't include it.
As long as we comply with the OGL we could legally include anything
that is OGL without needing the publisher's permission, but that
goes against the long-standing policy we've had for PCGen."
Is this the kind of documentation that you were referring to.
Paul W. King
TM SB, OGL/PL Chimp, Data Tamarin, BoD