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    Gomorrah New Member

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    Is this copyright infingment

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Gomorrah, Jun 4, 2018.

    Ok so I wanted to use the schools of magic from D&D however, I don't think that it is under fair use in Canada. Does anybody know for sure?
     
  2. John Calligan

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    You could just make them different, change some of their names, or just not call them schools. Types? Kinds? Catogories?

    The names are super generic themselves: divination, necromancy, enchantment, invocation...

    They didn’t invent those words for d&d and they are more descriptive than anything.

    But I don’t know. I’d just change it up a little and make it my own.
     
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    I doubt they can copyright a single word, but they may have trademarks. That aside if you aren't writing fanfic why make your book derivative?
     
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    Highly doubt it. Those are not words specific to DND. Skyrim literally has classes by the same name.
     

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