As long as you don’t make it freely available online to everyone (some of the PDFs get watermarked with the name of the buyer, so they can. In that case I’d give it a pass. Has anyone made any experiences with this? If the DriveThruRPG watermark shows on the prints, are there other. When I first started buying books on RPGNow, there were no watermarks. Suddenly, within the past few years, every book suddenly has.

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Ragnarok, and we’ve found that character drivethryrpg when a PC dies requires the GM to either meet with the players between games which is impractical for us, since we’re all pretty busy or answer tons of questions about archetypes and abilities through Facebook messages, which is also time consuming and difficult.

So even if they encode xyx information in the watermark, someone could and probably would crack it eventually. Most of the pirates aren’t going to buy the book if they can’t get it off P2P, they just won’t get it at all. I’m thinking of it as an easier way to handle sharing the book without having to pass around a physical copy between games and at the table, but I certainly don’t want to do anything like piracy.

On the license bit, the right of first sale doctrine almost certainly trumps any contract law. Originally Posted by reanjr.

Watermarking is used for technical ebooks, and simply puts the name of the purchaser on each page. The above image is licensed under GPL 2.


Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the drivtehrurpg. I log on and download things from 3 different personal computers, so I’m pretty sure there’s nothing stopping you from having people log in separately or just emailing the PDF to everyone else after buying it.


Likely they dropped it as solving a non-existant problem not that piracy doesn’t exist, but using DTRPG for it direct is likely a trivial number.

It has resulted in several sales that I am sure would not have happened without sharing, and I have never distributed them beyond my gaming group. Log in or sign up in seconds. If you feel I’m splitting hairs, well, fair enough.

Hell has frozen over. This company’s wealth is in large part drawn from the public domain. The moment a copy is held by more than one person regardless of whether they are viewing it or not you’ve violated copyright. Secondly, there should be a terms of use on their site.

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Originally Posted by maddman Seriously, glad to hear it. My group plays Fate of the Norns: Dingo how do batch process it? Answers are much appreciated! And is this an okay thing to do? I think it is technically illegal, but so is jaywalking. Thursday, 29th September, Just a little add-on to Dingo’s answer as it did not work for me: I had to first uncompress the PDF document in order to be able to find the watermark and replace it with sed.

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Disney is a great example of why we need things to go into the public domain. Like I said, stupidest idea. It may have changed since. I doubt the law makes any difference between sharing copies with 1 or 10, people, and regardless, it’s a shitty move against the creators of the book.


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In this case I’d wager you’re also violating the license of the book most digital products are licensed, not sold and the terms of service for DTRPG. If your talking about the Fate core rule book it’s pay what you want anyhow so everyone can get a copy at no cost.

A question about DrivethruRPG self. Who would pay 30 freaking dollars for a pdf driveethrurpg Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U. If you do have a copy already, you watermakr simply do the character creation process right after or right before a session. Alexander Garden It doesn’t watermakr, TypeError: Drivetgrurpg we bought a copy of the book in this fashion, could each member of the group access the book from their computers, or does DRM limit how many devices you can view it on?

Of course that’s why I mentioned the fact that you usually license digital goods instead of buying them sigh and the site’s term’s of service probably forbid this as well. Please browse through our FAQ before posting.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. I mention this though because, as you note, very long copyright terms exist now. The Hardcover book is 65 dollars, and if you buy it they can generously let you buy a copy of the PDF for only a small supplement of 22 additional dollars. Rules These rules can be viewed in greater detail here.