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Re: (TFT) Howard Thompson & TFT
Dark City games has been publishing a clone of it for a while now. Unless
they have permission to do that, I think it's pretty good evidence that
nobody out there is inclined to defend the IP.
On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Jay Carlisle <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Contrary to popular belief, he did not disappear or become a hermit, and
> > has always been locatable, but he has zero contact with gaming in any
> > way. Various attempts to speak with him about gaming have gone ignored.
> Copyright and trademark can only go so far.
> The basic concepts of the mechanics are "free game" (ick, pardon the pun)
> from a design p.o.v.
> In other words someone using the "spirit" of TFT w/o directly using any of
> its text or setting is going to be reasonably okay from a "legal"
> I'd be much more uncomfortable about this view if the thing wasn't dead
> neigh these 30 years or so but there it is.
> A person would have to be making some actual money off of this for it to
> even start to be an issue... I figure I'll worry about that if I ever get
> If there's scratch to be made and others have skin in the game then fairs
> fair but Hennie Penny only pays out as put in.
> It's unwise to kill the goose what lays the golden eggs.
> I doubt HT or kin are much too sweat in today's state of things.
> I'm not even worried about SJ... too much anyway.
> Hopefully he takes it for the homage that it's meant to be, elseif I figure
> I'll be hearing from him if I ever manage to create any buzz.
> My goal is to create something that's worth bothering about on those
> not screwing somebody outta something that's rightfully theirs.
> I'm not there yet, but creeping ever closer.
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