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Unit's Stat Lines - We can't quote them?
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Old 29 Jan 2009, 00:32   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unit's Stat Lines - We can't quote them?

Can I have a mod (or senior member) clarify something please.

I believe we're not allowed to quote any unit stat lines as GW kills a kitten or similar if we do... However, the basic stat lines are available on the GW website (UK region) when you visit any specific unit's page/details.

Could someone explain why we can't if this information is freely available on the internet already?

If the answer is a plain "Them's the rules" then so be it. I shall, of course, abide by them. However there doesn't appear to be a follow through from GW's own publically available info.
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Old 29 Jan 2009, 00:40   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Unit's Stat Lines - We can't quote them?

The Basic reason is copyright and IP infringement rules.

They are allow to post it because they own the right. We are not allow to because they explicitely stated that they do not allow you to reproduce thier material in any way.

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So to avoid being shut down by GW legal branch, we abide by their wish.
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Old 29 Jan 2009, 00:46   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Unit's Stat Lines - We can't quote them?

As Boneguard said it's GW's IP, if they wish to make it available for download or on their website, they may as they own it. We cannot however reproduce that information, no matter whether it's publically available from Games Workshop... or not.

Stupid and illogical but that's the law and now following it could result in the website being shut down, amongst other things.
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Old 29 Jan 2009, 01:48   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Unit's Stat Lines - We can't quote them?

Thanks Both,

as you say, not much we can do if them's the rules!
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Old 01 Feb 2009, 17:17   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Unit's Stat Lines - We can't quote them?

The best we can do is to link to the said resource .

But as everyone else has said, it's down to the fact they wrote the profiles, rules etc and they have the full power to do as they wish with them. We merely work within the confines of the rules they define.
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