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Subject: [Freeciv] Re: copyrights
From: Mark Metson <markm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 18:10:33 -0300 (ADT)

These kind of considerations are what kept me from being able to publish a 
roleplaying game in hardcopy. I think that with the web, it will be a lot 
easer to get together all the various 'rights' of the many different rules 
that were combined into one campaign, *because* on the web the credit can 
be given in a way that can provide actual gains. The text of the rules can 
be full of actual links to the various sources. Every time one says "like 
in Civ, blah blah blah" one can provide a link to the commercial Civ. 
Every time one says "like in Steve Jackson's Illuminati game" one can link 
to his game (might have to help him get in onto the web) and so on.

One might even be able tie-in purchase of the commercial games, like "for 
intellectual property reasons, anyone advancing to the rank of Lord and 
building a Castle must become a registered owner of _________ game, upon 
which are loosely based our fief-maintenance routines" and finance such 
things by also saying "of course by the time the playtester has 
accumulated sufficient experience to advance to Lord, the banners on their 
character pages will have earned enough money from page sponsors to cover 
such a purchase" ....


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