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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 life long hobby gamer, of table, board, card and miniature games I view this as pure heresy. And 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. Here's the a recap...Games Workshop Forbids Warhammer Fan Films, Games Workshop Shuts Down Vassal Modules, Games Workshop Order Boardgamegeek.com File Purge, Games Workshop Shuts Down Internet Retailing for retailers that use their IP to solicit purchases. What gives GW? What ever happened to fair use?" Link to Original Source
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