Copyright

Tue, 2011-11-08 11:33
Mobius

I'm thinking of making up some card in the MTG format for me site as a freebie type thing for people visiting and to get return visits etc.

One thing i dont want to do is step on any toes, copyright wise.

Does anyone have a good disclaimer I can use to put on the site?

Also adding copyright marks etc to the cards themselves..needs doing or will the blanket disclaimer be enough?

Wed, 2011-11-23 14:16
pv2.al1290
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As long as you don't put © 1995-2011 WotC LLC somewhere on there, I don't think you'd need anything more than a disclaimer.
Ways to not step on toes:

* Don't use a company's name in any way.
* Don't say you own anything, except maybe the intellectual property expressed, strictly representing the idea you've produced using MSE2, which you don't own either.
* Always give the proper references. You could give a url to their official site to do so.

I, your name, hereby declare that I do not own Magic: The Gathering, Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., or Magic Set Editor. The card images produce with the program Magic Set Editor were created strictly for entertainment and educational purposes, and are in no way being used as a way of monetary gain. Any copyright infringement is unintended. If such event has occurred, contacting the content's owner is quickly advised to discuss and/or remove said content.

Let me know if that helps. A happy smile

Wed, 2011-11-23 19:08
Rusty Keyes
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If you're giving them out to improve business ("return visits"), I still think you're going to run into problems there. I would not advise it.

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