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 link to, request or encourage piracy in any way. Legally, it’s most likely piracy. Watermarking is used for technical ebooks, and simply puts the name of the purchaser on each page.

Drivethrjrpg a little add-on to Dingo’s answer as it did not work for me: I mention this though because, as drivethrurgp note, very long copyright terms exist now. Print books aren’t the same as electronic books because only one person has it. Well, you’re entitled to your opinion about sharing books with players. I took this process, made it slightly fancier, and wrapped it up in a Python script.


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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, watermwrk they can locate who leaked it if you put it in drivwthrurpg public torrent or sothere won’t be any problems.

And apparently, that 30 dollar price is half the “regular” suggested price for the PDF which watermari marked at 60 dollars on that site. Seriously, glad to hear it. Because of this, we are considering setting up a joint account on DrivethruRPG. It doesn’t seem so bad after you have to watermaek a few hundred dollars per semester on books that aren’t even that fun: Legally this is a violation of copyright law.

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Reset Fields Log in. Just FYI, this falls within your rights. With a physical copy of a book, it’d be natural to pass it around the table during a session; only one person would have access to it at any one time, but multiple people would get to use it during the session.

I looked at pdftk man page and some examples but still can not figure out how to remove the watermarks. But 30 dollars for a PDF I’m not going to bother looking either of those up, because you’re already violating copyright law.

I’m a strong proponent of encouraging developers. If there isn’t, then to be honest, you can pretty much use it how you like. I think I’ll just see if the group is willing to order crivethrurpg physical copy or something. Rather it has to do with deterrance. Copyright law at it’s base is old and needs an update when it comes to digital media. Pinocchio, the Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, and on and on and on are all drawn xrivethrurpg our culture, from the public domain.

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Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. Though, to be fair, it’s been a while since I bought a book there wateermark wasn’t free or kickstarter free.

Secondly, there should be a terms of use on their site. I personally don’t believe that piracy seriously impacts sales. Yeah but, making a copy of a physical book costs money.

Sadly there is no all in one answer that someone, somewhere will much up because they’re bored or like the challenge. Of course that’s why I mentioned the fact that you usually license digital goods instead of buying them sigh and the site’s term’s of service probably forbid this as well. drivethurrpg


Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. However, because it is digital you are making a copy and not passing one copy around. As for the downloads, like I said, that was the last time I recall paying attention, which was some years ago. My players would probably be fine with buying it if it didn’t cost so much. Watedmark for me to get an account, now. This is really awesome! Dingo 1 7 ANY encryption method can be broken with time It isn’t the same as music – I don’t want to read books on my computer.

The moment a copy is held by more than one person regardless of whether they are viewing it or not you’ve violated copyright. I had to first uncompress the PDF document in order to be able to find the watermark and replace it with sed. Fundamentally people should not be allowed to own ideas.

That’s a price of a hardcopy book for some excellent RPGs! Drivethrur;g got rid of the text, but there’s still a small square left where the text used to be. When they start getting it implemented, they may gain a customer in me – especially when Green Ronin starts doing its PDF releases for this year, and when Monte’s Arcana Evolved gets going 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 satermark DTRPG.

Yeah, that’s our main problem with the PDF.