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Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
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11/12/2014
We've just updated our guidance for fan works. They still referenced LiveJournal; while we still love LiveJournal, we thought a platform agnostic approach might be better.


Trusted friends, would you have a look at them for us?


Are they clear? Is there anything else we should cover?


Thank you!

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narcissus_echo
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11/12/2014
Updated guidelines, yay! I've added to the header of both my fandom blogs: “Fallen London is © 2014 and ™ Failbetter Games Limited: www.fallenlondon.com. This is an unofficial fan work.” Due to the format, the disclaimer will appear at the top of every post. Will that suffice? I'll also see to clearly marking my fanworks on ao3.

EDIT: I know how to make forum links, surely.
edited by narcissus_echo on 11/12/2014

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Theus
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11/12/2014
Wikidot is updated.

I've wondered if there is an official stance on how to use static content (art assets). Using local copies doesn't hit whatever CDN or cloud solution is in place with traffic that isn't part of the core business, and ensures that fan works are protected from API/network changes. Linking to the published assets on the third party service, on the other hand, allows fan works to operate without worrying about local copy storage (making it more friendly for very small platforms), allows for automatic updates to new assets as they are deemed canonical and ready for the public, and maintains the proper look and feel of the brand when and if it changes.

Is there an official stance as to which is the preferred method?

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Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
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11/12/2014
For fan projects like wikis, it makes sense to link to artwork so it's updated when we update in-game. For everything else it really depends on the fan-creator's preference. We don't have strong feelings either way.


Edited because I forgot to blue. smile
edited by h4nchan on 11/12/2014

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Rupho Schartenhauer
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11/13/2014
Hannah Flynn wrote:
For fan projects like wikis, it makes sense to link to artwork so it's updated when we update in-game. For everything else it really depends on the fan-creator's preference. We don't have strong feelings either way.


Edited because I forgot to blue. smile
edited by h4nchan on 11/12/2014



Just a small note, Hannah: the lighter blue you used in your first postings was much better readable wink

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Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
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11/13/2014
I can't seem to tell one from the other myself - thanks!


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Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook
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11/13/2014
It's slight, but it does show up a bit better against the grey background. And, regarding the issue at hand, well, I'm no lawyer, but as a fan, the guidelines seem reasonable, and I'll make sure to use the updated ownership statement from now on.

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