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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 87
01-19-2012, 07:29 PM
Originally Posted by J-P
I did ask a solicitor friend about the image rights issue as I want to make a TNG mission and apparently if you fervently claim no rights to the characters or related material and especially helpful if you cannot financially benefit, you are allowed to "PARODY" characters in the game under Fair Use as a creator, you are using Star Trek as a medium so with so many tools already given to create Star Trek like missions, giving your favorite character a look that "REMINDS" you of the actor is legally okay, just not a blatant copy and the depiction must be in a good light, so not anything to depict them in a bad light (unless they are a baddy of coarse).
That may work in general law, and I hope it works in the game as well, but you have to remember: when you use the Foundry, you are also agreeing to a specific set of rules, that may not include parodies (although it's been a LONG time since I've read the Foundry's terms of use).