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POLL: Publishing Unauthorized Supplements?


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Personal logo Condor Supporting Member of TMP writes:

This poll and related comments highlights a lot of what is good and bad about the legal issues surrounding IP rights.

Depending on how far the owner of those rights is willing to go to protect those rights may hinder that companie's ability to grow. Case in point is Games Workshop.

While GW claims that their reported profits for 2004 had soared, I am not buying it. I have not purchased a dime of their product line in well over a year. I don't see my local game shop pushing their line anymore, although they still carry the line. You can still find kids playing 40k on Saturday, but the number of Star Wars and D&D games going on now outnumber them. At Historicon, only a small number of vendors bothered to bring any GW stuff.

One of my favorite vendors stated that he feels GW has shot themselves in the foot. He is now making more money than ever pushing other games, like Flames of War, and he was once one of biggest GW vendors on the internet.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
definitely yes
40
11%
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probably yes
62
18%
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not sure
18
5%
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probably no
69
20%
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definitely no
160
45%
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no opinion
4
1%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Should a publisher be able to print a supplement for another publisher's game, without license or permission from the publisher of the original product?

For instance, if you were a fan of BattleTech and wanted to publish and sell your own campaign guide, should you be able to without permission of the BattleTech publishers?

(This is a question of what you feel is right, regardless of what the laws may be in your jurisdiction.)