As long as you don’t make it freely available online to everyone (some of the PDFs get watermarked with the name of the buyer, so they can. In that case I’d give it a pass. Has anyone made any experiences with this? If the DriveThruRPG watermark shows on the prints, are there other. When I first started buying books on RPGNow, there were no watermarks. Suddenly, within the past few years, every book suddenly has.

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Fundamentally people should not be allowed to own ideas.


Seriously, what the actual fuck. First, let me say that my post above was not meant to endorse copyright law as it exists, nor the principles underlying the concept.

It’s a different, and definitely more expensive game. It isn’t the same as music – I don’t want to read books on my computer. Results 31 to 40 of Comments deemed abusive may be removed by moderators. A question about DrivethruRPG self.

So even if they encode xyx information in the watermark, someone could and probably would crack it eventually. I doubt the law makes any difference between sharing copies with 1 or 10, people, and regardless, it’s a shitty move against the creators of the book. Thank you for your interest in this question.

Think of it this way, if you loan someone a CD old school of you then you’re fine, when you burn them a copy and you each have one then you’ve violated copyright. And when it costs the company no money to have something duplicated, and it isnt for monetary gain, does it still fall under the original intention of copyright recooping costs? It’s hard for college students to afford the PDF for sure. Is this a general solution?


If you feel I’m splitting hairs, well, fair enough. I sometimes buy games twice basically making donations for that very purpose, and once sent 40 dollars to a developer for a game that he sold for only 5. But hey, it’s all up to you. Anybody farming the book out isn’t going to pass around their account password instead of the PDF itself That being said is there much difference between them being able to see the files on your screen than theirs. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.

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Legally under just copyright law OP and his friends could transfer the PDFs around as long as their was only ever one copy between them. That’s why they typically watermark the PDFs with your name and order number. Watermarking is used for technical ebooks, and simply puts the name of the purchaser on each page. I need to remove some stupid email watermark that expands across all pages of a public domain book.

Pinocchio, the Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, and on and on and on are all drawn from our culture, from the public domain.

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Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Now it’s companies demanding money works for them, disney getting 75 years for copyright instead of the original 25 for the purpose Mickey Mouse for eg.


Of course that’s why I mentioned the fact that you usually license digital goods instead of buying them sigh and the site’s term’s of service probably forbid this as well. Dingo 1 7 Well, you’re entitled to your opinion about sharing books with players.

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It has drivdthrurpg in several sales that I am sure would not have happened without water,ark, and I have never distributed watermqrk beyond my gaming group. I got rid of the text, but there’s still a small square left where the text used to be. Philippe 4 8. You can make all the copies you want ignoring the reverse engineering provisions of the DMCAyou just can’t transfer a copy unless you transfer all copies. Is the local home network the complete system? The moment a copy is held by more than one person regardless of whether they are viewing it or not you’ve violated copyright.

Currently on steam I can play most of my life long friend’s games without me buying them steam family sharingI download them, i play them.