This is all getting a little cyclical now.
Can I just point out this thread
In my mind the mod has acted perfectly. Warning others before any future post in the thread potentially lands us in trouble.
Of course some slip through and require a retroactive edit by the mods. After all they're only human
I've finally had a reply from GW legal and as anticipated it is as wooly and vague as many were expecting.
I sent this...
Dear GW legal team,
I have been passed your contact details by Games Workshop customer services department.
My query is with regard to avoiding possible infraction of GWs IP policy by a fan website when its members post comments while discussing their hobby.
Please find attached my original e-mail to your customer service department. For convenience I have copied the original query below.
If I am in conversation with another member on a website would the website be in breach to GWs IP policy if I was to state the following.
Dire Avengers have a strength of 3
2.Dire Avengers are 15 points per model
3.A 10 man units of Dire Avengers with exarch with all snazzy bits and bobs is 210 points
4.Dire avengers state line is WS8 BS8 S10 T9 W80 I10 A50 Ld12 Sv1+
I very much look forward to your clarification
I would like to reiterate that this query is to establish a better understanding of GWs IP policy so that any possible infringement can be avoided. I also understand GW reserve the right to object to any use of its IP within or without the guidelines made public at any time. This query is in no way intended to set any kind of precedent.
I received this...
Thanks for your email. I’m afraid that we can’t check or approve posts for forums. You will just have to ensure that you comply with intellectual property/copyright law and our intellectual property policy. All that I would add is that we own the copyright in the text in our books and we would consider copying of that text to be an infringement of copyright.
If you require advice on intellectual property law then you will need to speak to an independent legal advisor, as I unable to give you any advice myself.