Thread: Where do I stand?
First post from a newbie elf... I love the different community set up! Anyway, to my question...
I'm in the privaleged position of owning a wap (for mobile phones) site, and have the means to advertise Tolkiens works. Its completely non profit making.
I wanted to compose some pages based on the appendices 'story of days' section found at the end of Return Of The King, keeping close to the original text, but adding little bits to inform any new prospective readers of exactly whats happening.
Not wanting to run into tons of copyrighting legal stuff, where would I stand if I went ahead?
And welcome to PT.
One can use anything one likes, as long as one points out one's sources and as long as one's not going for financial benefits. That's all.
Yes, our Fan Fiction is fine: no one has copied chunks of Tolkien's text and written around them.
Taz got sued for having an excellent selection of Middle-earth maps including one you could zoom into; and he had to remove Tolkien's poems from the Gallery too, which I had spent quite an effort typing in letter-by-letter. Orc Sad Smilie
well if we weren't using it for commercial purposes then why did they sue him? Must be trying to make more money as always.....disgusting......
well if we weren't using it for commercial purposes then why did they sue him?
One cannot place copyrighted material on the web just like that without permission, since it might stop people from purchasing that copyrighted material irl. Why buy if you can get it for free? Hence the owners of the copyright might be losing money.