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If you voted for Trump, you're a monster. Also, I am an RPG designer.
If you voted for Trump, you're a monster. Also, I am an RPG designer.

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[Y]ou are not permitted to use the OSR logo on your website, books or other publications if you are publishing material that would be considered Hate Speech under the Criminal Code of Canada. For those in other countries, Canada (where I live and my work was published) prohibits hate speech directed towards people based on colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or mental or physical disability.

+Stuart Robertson takes a necessary step.
ATTENTION OSR MEMBERS

On April 21, 2011 I published the now ubiquitous OSR logo and released it under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license. This meant anyone was free to use the logo on their work as long as they mentioned me in the credits (or got my permission to publish without my name). The logo has appeared on hundreds of products and blogs over the years.

Lately I have become increasingly concerned with content published alongside the OSR logo that is harassing towards members of our community including women, LGBT+ and ethnic/religious minorities. I strongly object to this and do not wish my artwork, and by extension myself, to be associated with hateful content of this nature.

Creative Commons licenses include this provision:

other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material

The Canadian Copyright Act, Section 28.1 and Section 28.2 lay out the definition of moral rights infringement. Infringement includes any act or omission that is contrary to the moral rights of the author in general. The integrity of the work is infringed if it is to the prejudice of the honour or reputation of the author; distorted, mutilated or otherwise modified; or used in association with a product, service, cause or institution (known as the right of association).

This means (among other things) that you are not permitted to use the OSR logo on your website, books or other publications if you are publishing material that would be considered Hate Speech under the Criminal Code of Canada. For those in other countries, Canada (where I live and my work was published) prohibits hate speech directed towards people based on colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or mental or physical disability.

You are not permitted to use the OSR logo and publish hate speech or harass other members of our community.

Thanks to everyone who is using the OSR logo and publishing fun things for everyone. For the small number of people publishing abusive or offensive content these restrictions on the use of the OSR logo means you are infringing on my copyright, and I am requesting that you stop immediately.

If someone is concerned about a particular publication that includes my logo, please let me know about it.

Thanks everyone. Please feel free to share this message with others.
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I'm excited about this. I really love the Wild Cards universe. It's probably my favorite way to do superheroes. I don't know if the show will keep the "what if we had powers in the real world" aspect, or the historical one, but I hope it does.

(Or, if it doesn't, that it's badass anyway.)
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A preorder for +Judd Karlman's excellent Sorcerer supplement is now up. It's a dictionary, with space for you to write your own words in, about a Barsoom-like Mars-like planet.
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RPG news, and a good list of people to block for doing things like using "SJW" pejoratively.
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Hahahah! Trump's Sessions replacement may have to recuse himself on Russia. I'm sure he'll be very chill about that.
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I'm hearing we lost Stan Lee today. I hope he enjoyed his enormous life nearly as much as we did the fruits of it.
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Marc E. Elias, lawyer for Nelson recount:
URGENT We need your help in Florida! The Nelson for Senate campaign needs lawyers and nonlawyers to help staff the recount. If you can spare the time, please help join the effort.

FOR NONLAWYER: http://nelsonforsenate.com/recount-vol

FOR LAWYERS: http://nelsonforsenate.com/recount-lawyer

https://twitter.com/marceelias/status/1061450661974417408

It appears you do not need to be a Florida resident or licensed (lawyers) in Florida.
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Hip-hop may be black, and yoga may be brown, but hip-hop yoga is whiter than a $1000 veterinary bill.

—Louis Katz
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I'm over on Facebook unfriending the kinds of people I had to block over here in 2016. "Weak Dems are the unmaking of the world" type shit.

No thanks. Move along.
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