Legal Disclaimer Snippets

If you want to convert particular game systems and settings, you are usually required to include a legal disclaimer that the work is a fan creation and not endorsed by the owners of the intellectual property. The disclaimer for GURPS is already included in the side bar. Many other gaming companies will have their own Fan Site policies, and the purpose of this page is to include the relevant texts so that users can just copy and paste it to their conversion pages.

Feel free to add the disclaimers for other companies if they have an established fan site policy.

Dungeons & Dragons

From Wizards of the Coast Fan Site Kit:



This Web site is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or specifically approved by Wizards of the Coast LLC. This Web site may use the trademarks and other intellectual property of Wizards of the Coast LLC, which is permitted under Wizards' Fan Site Policy. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® and D&D® are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast and D&D® core rules, game mechanics, characters and their distinctive likenesses are the property of the Wizards of the Coast. For more information about Wizards of the Coast or any of Wizards' trademarks or other intellectual property, please visit their website at www.wizards.com.


Copy and paste the following code:

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This Web site is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or specifically approved by Wizards of the Coast LLC. This Web site may use the trademarks and other intellectual property of Wizards of the Coast LLC, which is permitted under [http://www.wizards.com/fankit/fantoolkitdnd.html Wizards' Fan Site Policy]. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® and D&D® are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast and D&D® core rules, game mechanics, characters and their distinctive likenesses are the property of the Wizards of the Coast. For more information about Wizards of the Coast or any of Wizards' trademarks or other intellectual property, please visit their website at [https://www.wizards.com/ www.wizards.com].
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Note: You should also include the relevant trade marks of particular trademarked book or setting you are using. For example, if you are converting something out of the Dark Sun setting, include "Dark Sun®" in the list of trademarks.

Furthermore, note that this is not the same as the OGL or d20 licenses. Do not use them here, as GURPS does not fall under either licenses and Steve Jackson Games would likely be forced to take action if anyone attempted to combine GURPS material with either of these. Furthermore, the d20/OGL only covers the D&D 3.X era, while this fan site policy is not limited to any particular edition.

Pathfinder

From the Paizo Publishing, LLC Community Use Policy:



This website uses trademarks and/or copyrights owned by Paizo Publishing, LLC, which are used under Paizo's Community Use Policy. We are expressly prohibited from charging you to use or access this content. This website is not published, endorsed, or specifically approved by Paizo Publishing. For more information about Paizo's Community Use Policy, please visit paizo.com/communityuse. For more information about Paizo Publishing and Paizo products, please visit paizo.com.


Copy and paste the following code:

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This website uses trademarks and/or copyrights owned by Paizo Publishing, LLC, which are used under Paizo's Community Use Policy. We are expressly prohibited from charging you to use or access this content. This website is not published, endorsed, or specifically approved by Paizo Publishing. For more information about Paizo's Community Use Policy, please visit [http://paizo.com/communityuse paizo.com/communityuse]. For more information about Paizo Publishing and Paizo products, please visit [http://paizo.com/ paizo.com].
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Note: It generally makes sense to file Pathfinder conversions under Dungeons & Dragons conversions thanks to the close similarity of their systems and their shared history.

Other Disclaimers

Many RPG companies do not have an explicit fan site policy. If you can't find such a policy, I recommend adding a disclaimer on the following lines (though I am not a lawyer):



<RPG> is a registered trademark of <Company>. This material is not official and is not endorsed by <Company>.


Or in code:

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<RPG> is a registered trademark of <Company>. This material is not official and is not endorsed by <Company>.
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