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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Do not submit video game content unless the game is based on a tabletop RPG property and is newsworthy. So even if they encode xyx information in the watermark, someone could and probably would crack it eventually.

Print watermxrk aren’t the same as electronic books because only one person has it. 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.

And is this an okay thing to do? My players would probably be fine with buying it if it didn’t cost so much. Thursday, 29th September, I personally don’t believe that piracy seriously impacts sales.

I mention this though because, as you note, very long copyright terms exist now. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. With a physical copy of a book, it’d be natural to pass it around the table during a session; only one person watermarrk have access to it at waatermark one time, but multiple people would get to use it during the session.

Submit a new link. I recall having seen them there in the past on my purchases.

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watermaro Yeah, I went “Whaaaat? I wouldn’t expect a single person to buy it, so it’s dirvethrurpg not reasonable for everyone in a single gaming group to buy a copy There are many laws in America designed to have strict punishment not to fit the crime, but to deter a crime that is difficult to pursue or prosecute. R forum with 10, users who all play together all used copies bought a single time through a single account. The character creation process could be done before games, if only on days where we aren’t particularly pressed for time, but my players are very picky about which powers they’re getting for their characters and enjoy researching it at drivethrudpg when possible.


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.

Originally Posted by Mynex. Arbitrarily grubbing for money forever is fine because the people who make the laws say it is rolls eyes.

The first step involves uncompressing the PDF document rdivethrurpg pdftk: If there isn’t, then to be honest, you can pretty much use it how you like. It probably technically does violate the terms of service to pass them around, but you’re supporting the writers, unlike if you did just pirate them.

My group plays Fate of the Norns: 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.

We try to keep the lists below up to date with active subreddits and prune it from time to time. Technically having a copy of a document printed for ease of reading or on your tablet or where ever is technically void of copyright law. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. Join Date Jul Location Texas.

Possible rant following, but I think the most important part is that you paid for the work that someone put into it, and the amount of indie devs working on stuff on RPGDriveThru is awesome and supporting them when you’re able to is also awesome. However, because it is digital you are making a copy and not passing one copy around.


I recall the idea as well, but haven’t seen mention of it in quite a while IIRC, it was a 5 time dl thing unless you contact us to reset it, likely to avoid rampant piracy. That’s “only” 87 dollars, priced down from the “regular” dollar cost. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Copyright law at it’s base is old and needs an update when it comes to digital media. Since all art and tech is in part based on what came before such long terms cannot serve the cause of innovation.

Hense copyright law comes in and makes sense because it’s for monitary gain. Watermarking is used for technical ebooks, and simply puts the name of the purchaser on each page.


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. Please refrain from personal attacks and discriminatory racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc.

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Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. How to remove watermark from pdf using pdftk? Alot of money, therefor you’d only do it if you were going to make a profit typically, else you’d just buy another copy. Sharing an account would likely be outside their terms of service anyway, so even that method isn’t following the rules.