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Games Workshop Goes After Fan Site 174

Posted by Soulskill
from the don't-anger-your-base dept.
mark.leaman writes "BoingBoing has a recent post regarding Games Workshop's aggressive posturing against fan sites featuring derivative work of their game products. 'Game publisher and miniature manufacturer Games Workshop just sent a cease and desist letter to boardgamegeek.com, telling them to remove all fan-made players' aids. This includes scenarios, rules summaries, inventory manifests, scans to help replace worn pieces — many of these created for long out of print, well-loved games...' As a lifelong hobby gamer of table, board, card and miniature games, I view this as pure heresy. It made me reject the idea of buying any Games Workshop (read Warhammer) products for my son this Christmas. Their fate was sealed, in terms of my wallet, after I Googled their shenanigans. In 2007 they forbid Warhammer fan films, this year they shut down Vassal Modules, and a while back they went after retailers as well. What ever happened to fair use?"

Comment: Re:Most important thing to do in London (Score 1) 1095

by autora (#30212444) Attached to: Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

Ok - that is useful info to know that O2 honour their returns policy better than the other networks.

Why does it bother me so much?
Because I happened to have researched the 3G dongles for work (was asked by boss man to provide the sales men with the "best" 3G dongle out there.) Therefore I thought I could add to the discussion. I pointed out that all the operators were offering (at least on paper) the same thing that the GPP was stating only O2 provided. Hence I was correcting some information.

Then I had to correct some incorrect replies (ie. that someone thought I was talking about phones not usb data sticks and that O2 were the only people providing a returns policy.)

Not sure why I'm continuing this except that perhaps I'm a little bored at work and like the distraction.

Why does it bother you that it bothers me?

Comment: Re:Most important thing to do in London (Score 2, Informative) 1095

by autora (#30212074) Attached to: Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?
Not true - all the operators allow you this returns policy. My point stands - there is very little difference between the packages and O2's network sucks. Not going to do your homework for you, but as an example: 3G states 14 day money back guarantee here: http://threestore.three.co.uk/broadband/?id=1397

Comment: Re:Most important thing to do in London (Score 1) 1095

by autora (#30211782) Attached to: Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?
*wonders why parent recommends O2 considering every single network operator in the UK offers pretty much the same deal for the "pay-as-you-go" 3G dongles and O2 has the worst 3G network of the lot.* None of them are really pay-as-you-go if you read the fine-print - they are more accurately called rolling monthly contracts. (ie. any credit you buy will expire within the month, you just aren't tied in to a 12/18 month contract.) Anyway I'm prolly a bit off-topic by now as if the OP uses this option over using the multitude of WiFi hotspots he won't care about the credit expiration anyway.

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