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Friday, August 05, 2011


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Adeon Writer

According to Linden's recently released Intellectual Property Tutorial, this wouldn't be within ToS without WB's blessing. Will be interesting to see this play out.



Yeah, was thinking the same:
Your world, your imagination, someone else's copyright.
With wide open eyes everyone just stares and a huge copyright infringement and shrugs. They really should rename that thing quickly.

Salvatore Otoro

There is a Harry Potter role play currently in SL. There are also various superhero role plays in SL. In addition, there is role play for Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, and Game of Thrones. As far as I know, none of these areas have had copyright issues with their role play. In face, all the role plays I mentioned, except for the Game of Thrones role play, have been around for years.

Salvatore Otoro

Another roleplay/lifestyle in SL is GOR. It has been around since before I arrived in SL in 2006 and they have yet to be pursued for copyright issues. In fact there are numerous GOR areas around the grid.

Gwyneth Llewelyn

When I contacted WB back in May 2005, wishing to figure out if I was allowed to do a "Harry Potter Magic Wand Duelling Game" in Second Life (and willing to pay royalties for that!), this is the answer I got: http://forums-archive.secondlife.com/54/0d/56442/1.html

WB's lawyer to contact in this regard is Amber Fredman: [email protected]

Good luck!

foneco zuzu

If any can be free of the copyright stupid laws that protect only a few big groups are the new rulers of the World, Brazil, India and China:)

Emperor Norton

"strictly canon to the books/movies. Many of the current Harry Potter RPGs (in SL) lack this."

So they are going to use bots constantly posting lines from the books in local chat?


As previously mentioned, there are already plural HP-themed sims, which can only be as "canon" as ToS and copyright laws allow. Both of the ones with which I'm familiar are a lot of fun and take things in stride (such as semi-jokingly naming one neighborhood "Knockoff Alley").

I do know, however, that the World Of Hogwarts RP (based in Sunset Harbor) looks to be closing soon due to RL problems that the owner is having (including bereavement).

Also, pluggity plug, my business (Clover's Kitchen) makes HP-themed food!

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