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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Sharing an account would likely be outside their terms of service anyway, so even that method isn’t following the rules.

I don’t want the guy how spoiled the book be targeted by spammers. He doesn’t want to be a pirate, so I let him know he’d be a pirate.

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Legally under just copyright law OP and his friends could transfer the PDFs around as long as their was only ever one copy between them. I’m not going to bother looking either of those up, because you’re already violating copyright law.

I doubt the law makes any difference between sharing copies with 1 or deivethrurpg, people, and regardless, it’s a shitty move against the creators of the book. If you feel I’m splitting hairs, well, fair enough. It probably technically does violate the terms of service to pass them around, but you’re supporting the writers, unlike if you did wayermark pirate them. It isn’t the same as music – I don’t want to read books on my computer.

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 home when possible.


Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, Wednesday, 21st February, Because of this, we are considering setting up a joint account on DrivethruRPG. That’s a price of a hardcopy book for some excellent RPGs!

This company’s wealth is in large part drawn from the public domain. Pinocchio, the Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, and on and on and on are all drawn from our culture, from the public domain. I took this process, wxtermark it slightly fancier, and wrapped it up in a Python script.

R forum with 10, users who all play together all used copies bought a single time through a single wattermark. Unless they share the account among friends because they want to avoid buying a 30 dollar PDF per person. Answers are much appreciated!


Just FYI, this falls within your rights. I sometimes buy games twice basically making donations for that very purpose, and once sent 40 dollars to a developer for a game that he sold for only 5. I got rid of the text, but there’s still a small square left where the text used to be. Dingo 1 7 Legally this is a violation of copyright law.

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

Is the local home network the complete system? It’s hard for college students to afford the PDF for sure. Hense copyright law comes in and makes sense because it’s for monitary gain.

You are a life-saver! A question about DrivethruRPG self. I think it is technically illegal, but so is jaywalking. First, let me say that my post above was not meant to endorse copyright law as it exists, nor the principles underlying the concept. Only the main account user bought the item; it’d be insanely abusive if, for example, everyone on a FotN: For those interested in a more in depth view of how this tech works, I found this: Sadly there is no all in one answer that someone, somewhere will much up because they’re bored or like the challenge.


How to remove watermark from pdf using pdftk? – Super User

All you do is make the people who are actually giving you money angry, and teaching them to download the water,ark first and share it on gdrive or something.

Drivrthrurpg of it this way, if you loan someone a CD old school of you then you’re fine, when you burn them a copy and you each have one then you’ve violated copyright. I personally don’t believe that piracy seriously impacts sales. Yeah, I used to think my Edge of the Empire sourcebooks were expensive.

There drivethrrupg 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. If we bought a copy of the book in this fashion, could each member of the group access the book from their computers, or does DRM limit how many devices you can view it on?

Likely they dropped it as solving a non-existant problem not that piracy doesn’t exist, watremark using DTRPG for it direct is likely a trivial number. Hell has frozen over. I definitely don’t want to violate any copyright laws. The question is if placing a link to the ones I ‘own’ the use of so others can view it on their screens than my screen is stealing or not.

That said, I don’t believe in copyright law philosophically nor patents, trademarks and trade secret laws are fine but could probably be tweaked. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.