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Because, despite what some lawyers might like most of us believe, it's not actually illegal, counter to good sense, or constituting practising law without a license for creators and users of copyrighted materials to share their knowledge about copyright and how it impacts their works and uses of such works. Publishing is on topic, and copyright (and ...


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Such questions are clearly related to one another. Assuming they are valid questions in the first place (and we have had a few that seemed popular and acceptable), it makes sense to have a tag to tie them together. That answers may differ depending on system is... completely irrelevant? to its validity as a tag; after all, most every tag is going to be ...


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We can deal with the questions as they warrant, when they are asked. To any question that's asked there are multiple facets and layers. One of the most important are why the question is asked. And without having actual examples of a given question frame, it's really hard (probably impossible) to give a solution to how to deal with them. The closest example I ...


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We don’t define Fair Use; a court does. Until something has actually gone to court, there are only the would-be plaintiff’s arguments why it doesn’t qualify, and the would-be defendant’s arguments why it does. Images aren’t “special” with respect to Fair Use—they are copyrighted material, which means the copyright holder can control their use by others, e.g. ...


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Legal issues for RPG's are quite different from those relating to fair use/etc for most other content that laymen commonly encounter - music&video. So it would make sense for such questions to be on exactly this sub-site of SE, and a separate tag as well.


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No, we should not. Why? Because on SE, we prefer to solve problems we actually have. It doesn't matter what we're talking about - tags, post notices, other policies. If we really had a problem where people were taking SE answers as Solid Legal Advice (tm) I would bother to think more about this problem. But as we have not had any such problem, it is ...


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Such questions are, strictly speaking, XY problems The question of a site’s “legality,” strictly speaking, is unanswerable: It only becomes known after a court ruling. And strictly, that ruling only applies to what the site was doing at the time it was sued, not to anything they’ve done since. useless: These matters almost never actually go to court, so ...


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