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Mon, 27th Feb '06 5:14 PM


Sploofus' "Who the Heck Am I?" daily game has been taken offline temporarily while we examine the topic of fair use and copyright law very carefully. Simply put, it is not smart for Sploofus to render the likeness of individuals without their consent or the consent of the image owner.

I am far from an attorney, and do not want to stick my neck out into a fire storm of legal issues and liabilities.

So... Who the Heck is going to sue over Who the Heck am I? I don't know. I'd rather be proactive than reactive to the answer of that question! But until I understand the legalities involved and am able to find a source for public domain images, the game has been temporarily suspended.

Bummer - I know. It is a fun game. But I do not want to break any laws or deal with the business end of judges gavel.

In the mean time, let this serve as a reminder to Sploofus' commitment to thwart plagiarism and the usage of copyrighted content beyond what is considered fair use.

So, then, what is fair use? That is an unfair question! I have no clue! Every article I read online about the subject differs.

Mon, 27th Feb '06 5:27 PM

That was Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis.

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