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# 11
10-27-2010, 10:43 AM
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Of course, this also brings up the specter of plagiarism from external sources... not that Cryptic hasn't had to deal with that before.
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Welcome to Federation Space Station "Babel 6". Here the Federation attempts to garner peace from the Coalition of Unaligned Planets. The main council being made up of the Federation, the Maarn, the Shentari, the Zarlons and the Vinshari.

Notable faces are:

Captain James Veridian
Commander Dana Igorova
Security Chief Mikal Harabaldi
Ambassador Kelenn
Ambassador Tokar
Ambassador Volari
and Ambassador Vosk
Kinda like that huh?
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# 12
10-27-2010, 11:00 AM
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Of course, this also brings up the specter of plagiarism from external sources... not that Cryptic hasn't had to deal with that before.
Oh, I've seen playable Yodas and Na'vi.
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# 13
10-27-2010, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Darren_Kitlor
I'd imagine it's like this Creative Commons Licensing:
  • Attribution-Sharealike-Noncommercial
  • You must attribute the original authors
  • You must share-similarly.
  • Obviously, nothing created with UGC by players is a commercial product.
That's a good start, but what if an author does not want their maps ripped off? What constructs, legal or otherwise, are in place to protect the work of content creators?

I presume we'll be signing all legal rights over to Cryptic to do with what they will, and that's only fair. But will there be a dispute process for the inevitable moment where someone copies a mission and games the voting system to ensure the original fade into obscurity?

Personally, I'd like several options. I may not want blatant copies of my missions scattered about the catalogue, but I also want to create characters and encounters specifically for sharing in other creators' content. Bootstrapping the content development process for those who don't have time to plot every last NPC out, and encouraging others to do the same.
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I just assumed that one of the things people would do with the Foundry would be to re-create their favorite episodes or possibly even films. Now we can't use the likenesses of the main characters (though I've always wondered just how close to the real visage does it have to be before violating likeness rights), but it would be easy to put our own crew in exactly the same situations.

So is it plagiarism worth flagging if the only thing stolen is already within Cryptic's IP license?
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# 15 Oh and how about Leeta?
10-27-2010, 11:56 AM
Don't we already have her likeness rights so we could use her in missions?
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# 16
10-27-2010, 12:01 PM
Tough call... I personally always get a kick out of playing missions with cameos in them, like seeing the TOS Enterprise show up beaming onto Sisko's ship in certain time-travel missions, but I totally support a rule that says that we players should stay away from using actual licensed characters. Let's leave that to Cryptic... they're not going to stop making missions after all.

So yeah, I guess I'd agree with reporting/flagging a mission with a Mr. Spokk in it, or a mission to go back in time and rescue the USS Ennterprise from destruction.
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# 17
10-27-2010, 06:09 PM
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Oh, I've seen playable Yodas and Na'vi.
my favorite was the homer simpson
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# 18
10-27-2010, 07:52 PM
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That's a good start, but what if an author does not want their maps ripped off? What constructs, legal or otherwise, are in place to protect the work of content creators?

I presume we'll be signing all legal rights over to Cryptic to do with what they will, and that's only fair. But will there be a dispute process for the inevitable moment where someone copies a mission and games the voting system to ensure the original fade into obscurity?

Personally, I'd like several options. I may not want blatant copies of my missions scattered about the catalogue, but I also want to create characters and encounters specifically for sharing in other creators' content. Bootstrapping the content development process for those who don't have time to plot every last NPC out, and encouraging others to do the same.
This is the exactly what I'm taking about.
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# 19
10-28-2010, 04:27 AM
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Kinda like that huh?
LOL. B5 reference FTW.
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