Wizards of the Coast, the publisher of the popular Dungeons & Dragons series (and a subsidiary of Hasbro) has come under scrutiny lately, because of the proposed changes to their Open Games License (or OGL). The OGL is basically a license to use certain mechanics of Dungeons & Dragons and fans can create royalty-free content.Continue reading “What Is Going on with Wizards of the Coast?”
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Last time, I wrote an article about the basics of licensing. This time, I will go into a deeper discussion about the complications of “owning the rights” to something. A lot of people ask about “owning the rights” to something. It can be a copyrighted work, a trademark, or something else. This article will focusContinue reading “Licensing: Copyright”
Licensing: Why does it Matter?
Many creative industries have to deal with the question of owning the rights to their creations, and giving up some or all of those rights for certain reasons. What does the rights owner need to do? They need to license their work! What does licensing mean? A license is permission to use the current owner’sContinue reading “Licensing: Why does it Matter?”