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(usual disclaimer that I'm not a professional lawyer and that you should consult one) You're quite right to question the PRD as being 100% open content, as there are indeed some PI terms used within it. The PRD's Open Content declaration only specifies that rules included within are open (in similar wording to many printed products that state the same ...


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As the now parent company, you could just try calling or emailing CCP Games directly. The trail stops dead with White Wolf as Richard Thomas did not buy/acquire the license for BESM. So one can assume that with CCP it has remained (as far as the public domain is concerned) and that it is highly likely that it has been moth-balled due to the focus on WoD MMO ...


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PI vs OGC The real answer is that every single book has a declaration of what parts are considered open content and which are considered PI. All trademarks, registered trademarks, proper names (characters, deities, etc.), dialogue, plots, storylines, locations, characters, artworks, and trade dress. In that, the "etc." is not a general "whatever ...


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NB: I am not a lawyer and the answer below is my own personal understanding of the OGL license. If you are unsure about copyright infringement and you plan to release a money making application you should consult a solicitor for clarification . Product Identity as described under the OGL covers all contributers to Paizo for their work. This is mostly for ...



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