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post #111 of 112 (permalink) Old 08-04-12, 01:16 AM
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No my friend, erm lets see if I can give an example...

BoltPistol
Type - Pistol
[ 4 ] Power
[ 5 ] Penetrative
[ 12" ] Effective Distance
see how I arranged that, its just data in a different way... had I have laid it out as in the codex with the exact labels etc - then that constitutes as an infringement on their copyright. the above isn't... its just numbers and these cannot be copyright.

I did take the opportunity to change the titles a little.
I'd be tempted there to call in my Data/Information Theory and say that a rearrangement of the data that way does not change the information and so argue that the IP of the information that is being conveyed i.e. the creation of a game by GW is still present in the data.

Surely you couldn't get

WS BS S T I W L

and write it as

L W I T S BS WS

and avoid copyright ?
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literal rearrangement (as Magpie show's) would be still copyright infringing, as the layout isn't distinctive enough.

this however would be



the image is a sketch of one I found online from a non GW source, the font is a freeware font.
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