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Talk:Halflings, LotR (3.5e Race)
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No, no, no, no, no, no, no...
- Because they had different surcumstances: they where useing "hobbits" to gain profit (which is what copyright protectys against). The Fair use of copyright act allows use of copyright so long as you give credit to the copyright holder and don't use it to gain proft (I just reasearched it).
|“|| What is fair use?
- Also, I did ask green dragon and blue dragon a long time before adding this;
- Also, look at the lord of the rings wiki. They are perfecvtly legal without lots of legality things (all they have to do is give credit to tolkien- which will happen of said page). The only reason why copyright material is not normally allowed on wikis is because no credit is gioven to the auther. --Sam Kay 06:46, 18 August 2007 (MDT)
- Okay. I will chang it to "halfling" for now (though I prefer hobbit) until I am 100% cirtain this is covered bu the fair use thing. If I can, I will ask Tolkien Enterprises to make sure it is okay. --Sam Kay 12:38, 18 August 2007 (MDT)
- I just asked one wiki to rule them all (a LotR wiki) how they included Hobbits ect without breaching copyright, and I will get bewck with the answer as soon as I can. There is a legal way we can have LotR Campain Setting, and I will find it (I think I already have, but I will check to make sure). For now, I will stop adding more for this campaign setting, just to be safe. --Sam Kay 13:33, 18 August 2007 (MDT)
- Sorted. User:KingAragorn (I think he is an admin) replied that we needed a legal disclamer at the bottom of the page, so here it is:
This web page is Not in any way, shape, or form affiliated with Saul Zaentz, Tolkien Enterprises, the Tolkien Estate, New Line Cinema, or Wingnut Films.
- There we go, we can now have an LotR Campaign Setting! --Sam Kay 04:31, 19 August 2007 (MDT)