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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 69
05-03-2013, 09:07 AM
Originally Posted by malkarris View Post
Okay, I have two areas of questions.

1. There are these two sections in the EULA.

Prohibited Uses of the Star Trek Properties:
You may not use the first or last names, likenesses, or other depictions of any actors appearing in, or writers, directors, or producers of the Star Trek Properties.

I take this to mean that I can not talk about Bill Shatner, but I can talk Captain Kirk? I just can't show him, since he looks like Shatner?
Correct. Essentially you can't use the faces or names of any real people. You can find ways of using canon characters without using the actors' likenesses though.

Originally Posted by malkarris View Post
You may not use copyrighted content from the Properties, including but not limited to web content, promotional materials (posters, advertisements) or existing licensed merchandise (novels, trading cards, figurines).

Does this cover things like characters from books?
Correct, we cannot use characters from the books.

Originally Posted by malkarris View Post
Other Prohibited uses of New Game Materials published using The Foundry:
You may not use New Game Materials to depict a likeness of any real person (historical or present day).

So, I can't have Issac Newton in the game. But, like Data, could I have Issac Newton the poker playing hologram in game?
You can have Issac Newton, but it can't look like Issac Newton. Not that he's likely to lodge a lawsuit, but that's still the principle we have to operate under.

Originally Posted by malkarris View Post
2. Related to the EULA I guess, but could I take a holodeck program from the show, remove all of the "likenesses" from it and shoot it out? Specficially I am thinking about Tom Paris's version of Photon's be Free.
I suppose you could recreate something like this. Just be aware of plagiarism, you don't want a piece of that if you want to adapt something like this from the shows, make sure to rewrite it in your own words and remember: no likenesses of real people.
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