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Questions tagged [copyright]

For questions about copyright-related issues

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How should this question about content in a site that includes piracy be handled?

It is well known that we do not condone piracy and usually the way to handle links to pirated sources is to replace them with corresponding legal ones. A question asked today, Is the fencer subclass ...
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Is there any reason why quoting a D&D 5e spell in its entirety would not qualify as “fair use”?

One of the Site Mods has an issue with this question I asked about a specific spell. They have stated that it is not right to quote the whole spell due to "fair use". I disagree and feel that ...
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D&D 5th Edition Wikia - favicon

Has anyone else noticed - the favicon for D&D 5th Edition Wikia looks to be copied from this meta SE. Is there a reason for this? Does anyone here care? I suppose it looks like it's not exactly ...
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Illustrations in questions and answers—legit or not?

This question about repeated images in various editions of the Dungeon Master's Guide has this answer that's good (and probably right) but that would be vastly improved were it to include the actual ...
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Is recommending an online character generator ok?

Sometimes, I want to link to some online character or NPC generators. However, I know that some of the online resources, especially spell lists, are actually copyright violations. Are these online ...
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What's our stance on Piracy?

Related: What's our policy with answers advocating piracy (accidentally or not)? Links to "D&D Tools" / dndtools.eu and similar sites So, I posted the question Why do Crawford'...
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Links to RealmHelps.net [duplicate]

On the same vein of the question about dndtools. Realmhelps.net too have complete description of non-OGL item. This time the scope of use is way smaller, we have only 39 istances where the site is ...
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Should we be including a whole copyrighted stat block?

How many level 20 PCs with Tiamat (CR 30) on their side would treat Asmodeus (CR 40) as a Hard encounter? reproduces the stat block for Tiamat in its entirety. That struck me as reproducing rather ...
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Is it OK to downvote for “low effort” when the only way to answer quickly is piracy?

My question https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/86316/is-there-a-list-of-cleric-and-wizard-spells-that-deal-lightning-or-thunder-damag?noredirect=1&lq=1 was downvoted, with a comment ...
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Avoid just copying text into the tag wikis

Our tag wikis are best when they have informative descriptions and excerpts. However, we have a low-grade but ongoing problem with copyrighted material being copied and pasted into our tag wikis. ...
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Can non-open-license rules be discussed, or not?

Context This is in relation to this question here: Is there a limit to how much stuff you can carry? And in particular this comment from a mod: [...] Age of Rebellion is not open licensed and ...
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What's our policy with answers advocating piracy (accidentally or not)?

In my question about legal 5e PDF's, it has, more than once, attracted answers advocating piracy or even linking to pirated versions of these PDF's. Is our policy just to downvote and move on, or ...
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Whose Law do we follow?

Whose copyright rules do we abide by here? Wikipedia's list of parties to international copyright treaties outlines five major international copyright treaties, which apply in various combinations to ...
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Copying Potentially Copyrighted Images

How do spells work in D&D Essentials Starter kit? I've seen some answers rolled back because the copyright wasn't owned. Ultimately all one would do to go around this example, though, would be to ...
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Copyright details about RPG.SE?

I have a gig as a web writer. While I've done what I can to make sure I write about content I'm not presently reading about here, it's inevitable that my time here will influence what I write. While I ...
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Links to “D&D Tools” / dndtools.eu and similar sites

I've noticed lots of links to dndtools.eu lately. That site seems to have verbatim text from a lot of non-OGL D&D stuff. Obviously, that's really useful as a reference! But the site itself is ...
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What constitutes copyright infringement?

Looking at the question on teleportation, there is this answer that appears to quote a body of text from PHB3. I don't actually own that book, so I couldn't check it out. But that got me thinking ...