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06 May 2021 18:07 #9857 by ironfist
Replied by ironfist on topic TbaMud license change
I don't know how DG scripts could be licensed unless they got permission from Weis and Hickman or whoever for the rights to the death gate cycle name (if that is trademarked)

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06 May 2021 20:15 #9858 by thomas
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DG scripts isn't related to the Death Gate book cycle AT ALL. There's no mention of characters, places, setting or anything in the code. This is an example of overthinking it ;) While the setting in the actual mud they were originally developed for might be different, the script code has nothing to do with that setting.

Sharing a couple of letters in a title is not enough to make a claim of ownership or to have any say over distribution. Or I'd be a millionaire, since my last name has a couple of letters also found in Apple, inc.

And actually, that's one of the patches where we have been in touch with the author and gotten a positive response.

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07 May 2021 15:04 #9859 by fungi
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Also if the DGScripts patch did for some reason include content which infringed on copyrights for the Death Gate cycle, that would be a problem for any MUD incorporating it regardless of software license. Thankfully it does not.

Further, there seems to be some confusion over copyrights and trademarks. They are both a sort of intellectual property (as are patents), but are not otherwise related. Copyright licenses are quite a separate thing from trademark licenses.

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