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Re: [Rabbits] Fluxx reference in webcomic

  • From"Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 28 Jan 2008 15:43:56 -0500
On 1/28/08, Nimrod Jones <nimrod@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I always understood that there was a certain amount of Public Domain with
> Cthulhu. Lovecraft himself enthusiastically endorsed other writers to expand
> upon the mythos and write within his world. Only certain phrases and
> creations have been copyrighted by Chaosium, and for the most part the whole
> issue of copyright was cocked up as he never stated in his will who should
> control his work. Indeed, work earlier than, I believe, 1923 is Public
> Domain (last I checked).

I looked this up on wikipedia and Cthulhu copyright is... complicated.
 Trying to figure it out will cost Sanity I can't spare.  The way it
works out is: if it involves games, Chaosium owns it.  If it
doesn't... then I don't think anyone will care.

So yeah, explicitly, only games are a problem.

However, as has been seen, negotiations are possible and products do come out.

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