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Author Topic: I want to post a link to free PDFs  (Read 715 times)

Libertad

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« on: November 18, 2012, 10:43:40 PM »
In the fave free RPG thread, Pundit warned for people to only link to "truly free" RPGs to avoid accusations of piracy from off-site.

I wanted to post a link to Rob Boyle's blog.  On it, he posts free PDF files of his Eclipse Phase works.  It is not a file-sharing site, and the links to the PDFs go straight to them instead of any shady Torrent locations.  They are Creative Commons and the publisher encourages people to share them, but they're still sold for money on Drive-Thru RPG (as PDFs) and on Amazon (as physical books).  Would they count as "truly free" RPGs if they're sold?

I don't think that the Posthuman Studio guys would mind, but they don't set policy for The RPG Site.  I don't want to get banned, so I wish to double-check here before posting the link.
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 09:23:10 AM »
Sorry for the delay. You'll have to wait for Pundit to have the final say.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 04:06:20 PM »
Quote from: Libertad;600779
In the fave free RPG thread, Pundit warned for people to only link to "truly free" RPGs to avoid accusations of piracy from off-site.

I wanted to post a link to Rob Boyle's blog.  On it, he posts free PDF files of his Eclipse Phase works.  It is not a file-sharing site, and the links to the PDFs go straight to them instead of any shady Torrent locations.  They are Creative Commons and the publisher encourages people to share them, but they're still sold for money on Drive-Thru RPG (as PDFs) and on Amazon (as physical books).  Would they count as "truly free" RPGs if they're sold?

I don't think that the Posthuman Studio guys would mind, but they don't set policy for The RPG Site.  I don't want to get banned, so I wish to double-check here before posting the link.


I thought I'd answered this on that thread already? In any case, if the owner of the IP (the author, usually) is the one who's expressly posted the material and explicitly encourages it being shared, then there's no problem.

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 06:01:37 PM »
I probably missed it.  Thank you!

And now the thread has disappeared.  What's up with that?
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 06:05:50 PM by Libertad »

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 01:56:44 AM »
Looks like poseidon-anubis got kicked, I'm guessing as a re-reg. Come on guys you can't just delete whole threads like that, there were some good posts despite the OP.
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