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Order Ultima Online Maps as Wall Art!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by hawkeye_pike, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    [I'm checking with EA whether UO maps created by me can be offered for printing without breaking any copyright. I'll update you as soon as I got an answer]
     
  2. The maps don't have copy rights from EA/Mythic?
     
  3. Quantum Ace

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    While it is a nice gesture, I would advise to check with EA on this. Better to be safe, than sorry.
     
  4. Siteswap

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    I hope you get the :thumbsup:

    I like maps.
     
  5. Zayin666

    Zayin666 Lore Keeper
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    Certainly better than spam... oh but wait... is this spam for maps? :wall:

    Anyways... just kidding... great idea! Hope it works out!
     
  6. MalagAste

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    I used to have some.... updated ones would be awesome.... especially if I could get them larger.
     
  7. DVDA

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    Hawkeye PM and givew me the details of exactly what your planning to sell I can help advise you...

    17 U.S.C 107 (Fair Use Act)

    Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include--


    (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;


    (2) the nature of the copyrighted work;


    (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and


    (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.


    The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
     
  8. Hildebrand

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    It just hit me that we get a new landmass and no maps! Just pdf? That's lame!
    Is this EA/Mythic company some kind of a startup or what?
     
  9. JC the Builder

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    Why doesn't the Malas map have a label for Luna?
     
  10. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    Sorry folks! I just received an answer from EA. I am not allowed to offer those maps as poster prints. It does violate the copyright, so it seems.

    It is a shame, as I had prepared new versions of all maps with nice adornments in high resolution, to allow printing as Photo or Canvas at the size of up to 30 x 40 inches. The the Britannia map was updated with the changed Isle of Fire). I also have finished the Ter Mur map.

    Well, you can still view those on my website, as usual (I will upload the new versions with improved looks and resolution next week).
     
  11. hawkeye_pike

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    I didn't want to sell anything. I just wanted to make the high-resolution artwork I created (which is based on the in-game landmass maps) available to the community without profit. To do this, I wanted to upload them to an online poster print service, where everybody could have ordered a print of any size. Of course, the customer would have had to pay the printing company for the poster (for example, $50 for a 18x24 inch photo print). I wouldn't get any money for it.
     
  12. Ya, but copy right laws apply even if the intent isn't to charge any money or make a profit. It protects the creator in case they want to do that in the future. It was a nice gesture, but glad you asked before you got a cease and desist letter.
     
  13. Siteswap

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    Thats a damn shame. Thanks for your efforts though Hawkeye ... would have been great.
     
  14. Prince Erik

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    Nice try, Hawkeye! I can see it now :

    EA UO Marketing: "Wow, I just had a great idea! Let's offer poster sized UO maps for $49.95!"

    EA UO Brass: "Make it happen. Nice job!"

    (2 weeks later)

    UO JAPAN WEB SITE: "New special offer... EA proudly offers limited edition poster prints of UO....."

    ;)

    -P.E.
     
  15. Beer_Cayse

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    THAT would not surprise me in the least.
     
  16. Pinco

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    you forgot the t-shirt with maps, beer mug with maps, caps with maps and maps stickers! all signed by John Smith (an unknow person picked randomly from the road)
     
  17. The Fallout

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    Hawkeye, I commend you for trying.