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Old September 21st, 2003, 12:24 AM
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What would they be then?
R'lyehians?
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Old September 21st, 2003, 12:37 AM

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Originally posted by Imperator Fyron:
Well... MM removed all star trek references (some system names and such mostly) from SE when they went from SE3 to SE4. Perhaps you guys might want to consider doing the same? At least stuff that was created by other companies, not just borrowed from various mythologies and such. Just some food for thought. I don't know if WOTC would actually sue you, but you never know.
There are a few minor things in other places as well that is shamelessly borrowed from other games or products. If it is a problem it shouldn't be to troublesome to fix though. I thought this wouldnt pose a problem since compared with for example VGA planets very overt ripoffs of Star Trek and Star Wars dominions is virtually unsullied by plagiaranism.
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Old September 21st, 2003, 02:25 AM
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Again, I have no idea what the chances of being sued are.
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The H.P. Lovecraft estate would have something to say if Wizards of the Coast tried to get uppity. All that "tentacled horror" stuff is straight out of his mythos.

I wouldn't sweat it, honestly.
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When did Lovecraft write those books?
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Notice he said estate. Lovecraft died in 1937, so it's safe to say he has prior claim.
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Not for much longer.
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We have to keep in mind, in the realm of fantasy games, a number of big names ripped off other frandises without being sued. Sqauresoft, for example, used Dungeon and Dragons monsters, races, weapons, and magics for thier japanese and european releases in thier early years. Several US editions I think also have this, but most were watered down or renamed/redrawn.

The D&D copyright holders never did file suit or trademark/copyright infringement. As a result, time has passed and they couldn't sue even if wanted to now.

On the other hand, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Blizzard Entertainment ruthlessly prosecute anyone that even blinks in a manner similar to a game/comic book character of thiers. Blizzard, for example, managed to shut down the entire production to the Horror Flick "Diablo". DC Comics almost ruined Marvel Comics (who was Timely Comics at the time) over the similarities between Superman & Capt. Marvel.

So it's a two way street.

Personally, I feel it's nothing to really worry about in this case. too small and too little. Any worries can simply be resolved by the addition, subtraction, and swapping of letters.
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