|Liz Courts Community Manager|
Ah yes, but you're forgetting the ability to crop blog images under the CUP - in this case, removing the photograph on the left to comply with the "no photographs" rule of the CUP.
It came up recently that the CUP language only addressed cropping of product covers from the approved product list, but it's silent about blog artwork. I argued with the PACG community that the rule applied to blog images too, but Paizo stuff has overruled me on that point twice now, so it's the reason I'm asking now.
Mostly though, I just try to remember things I see on the website so I can use them later.
Oh how I wish I had a delete option for my previous reply (or a way to private mail Liz Courts; I couldn't find the link on her profile page.) This would have been better to address privately as the next paragraph's implications will reveal.
My apologies for not fully understanding your reply about photographs Liz. I'm sure you only forgot to mention that the photograph of Paizo's Amiri artwork by Scarlett Costuming was done with Paizo's express permission, otherwise reproduction of something substantially resembling Paizo's artwork (in this case a photograph) is not allowed under the CUP, and certainly Paizo would never intentionally display a violation of their own policies on the official blog (copyright lawyers love those kinds of gaffes.)
I apologize for mistaking the photograph as an official image, and I'm sure Paizo will update the post to indicate the image is unavailable for community use the same way they did with Andrew Hou's illustration on a May 27, 2007 blog post titled "And Hou!"
Nothing to see here folks (and lawyers), move along.....
I was looking for Paizo.com's internal email system, but thanks Auke.
Basically, what I'm trying to say is I legitimately thought this was a blog post image use case instead of the huge can of suck I may have accidently opened.
Now's a good time to point out that I'm not a lawyer and I'm not offering my opinion as legal advice, and any questions someone might have about copyright law should be directed to a qualified attorney.
My concern here is that most cosplayers probably conduct their activities under the Community Use Policy as opposed to Paizo's typical dealings with licensees like WizKids. Extra care needs to be taken with official blog posts and links to cosplayers' websites because it can cause some copyright headaches for Paizo when cosplayers display images that aren't allowed under the CUP. A reasonable person (in a legal sense) might assume Paizo should be aware of copyright violations and then did nothing to stop it, which hurts their ability to assert copyright.
Fortunately, as the rights holder, Paizo can selectively allow some people to use their property while excluding others; and it doesn't have to be done uniformly under a policy like the CUP either, which I'm sure is totally the case here. ;-)
|Mine all mine...don't touch|
Thanks Chris. It looks like the "Send a private message" option is disabled for Paizo staffers profile pages (probably for good reason!) That's what I was looking for earlier and couldn't find.
I hope my observations about the non-problem you've already solved were spot-on. ;-)
I'm grateful for the things Paizo shares with the community. I would not have worked on my projects in the first place or released them to the Internet if I didn't have express permission to do so. As you can see, I definitely did the leg-work of reading all the old blog posts when hunting for artwork.
|Mark Moreland Developer|
|Chris Lambertz Community & Digital Content Director|
|Erik Keith Software Test Engineer|
Anyone know who the two Valeros are?I'd love to make a cosplay of him, and would like to contact them on tips :)
I'm this joker. If you have any questions about how to tackle Valeros just shoot me a PM and I'll be glad to get back to you. I've recently been thinking about how to reconstruct the costume, and I'd be glad to share my thoughts. :)