Three Steve Swann Scenario Packs

dundas61

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Hi all, can anyone possibly provide me with PDFs of the scenarios from the 3 packs listed in the attached photo please? Many thanks.29011
 

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Are those products protected by copyright laws?
If so, delete your post.
 

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Well ... I am not a lawyer ... but being "free" is not the same thing as "not protected by copyright". Steve Swann created the scenarios, they are his products and don't enter the public domain for another 70 years (give or take), unless he explicitly releases them to public domain before that point. If they were in the PD, someone else could reformat them, remove all references to Steve and sell them to other people for as much (or as little) as they chose.

However, I imagine that Steve didn't explicitly release them to PD, he just chose to make them available to anyone who wants them, for no charge. There's nothing wrong with that, but it does mean that if someone else tried to sell them, or even just pass them off as their own products, Steve would potentially have legal options to prevent that. (That's where actual lawyers would get involved.)

The question Robin should have asked was, are these scenarios part of a product that you normally have to pay for, in which case, distributing them for free without the explicit permission of the owner would be a bad thing. Even if they were free, distributing them without the permission of the owner would still be a bad thing, although in that case I would think it unlikely (in most circumstances) that the owner would bother complaining about it.
 

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Thanks, Bruce.
I confess that I don't master the aspects of copyright infrigment.
As a moderator I am wary of any illegal request on this forum.
I will try to send a word to Steve.
 

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I pretty sure SS put them out there for folks to play for free. Why on earth would someone want to try to sell free stuff? Worse why on earth would someone want to pay for free stuff?

Mindbaffling.

SS has several free scenarios and CGs that he has put out over the years, as far as I know no one has tried to sell them. That would be pretty crappy if you ask me.

Steve has a bunch of free things out there, even from the HOB days.

So I don't see what all the extra paranoia is about.
 

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I am just saying that these three packs (and more from Steve) have been around and free for the last 20 some years and I don't think they are illegal since Steve posted them online.

I think they sort of like the ASL for free from LCP.

I can't imagine anyone trying to sell any of these free or for fun stuff.

If they are caught then yes, shoot them and send them to the Russian front. But Steve's free work out there are not illegal or anything like that.
 

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Since Steve himself posted them, one would assume that they were for freeuse. Same as for the Don Petros scenarios that he posted to allow people to playtest.
 
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OK, here is my official answer.
Any ASL resource that I place in the ASL Resource area is Free and I release any copyright on them.

Any of my pass scenarios published by MMP, LFT, BFP, Dispatches From The Bunker and HOB are covered by the publishers copyright since I released the scenarios to them. (EXC: Critical Hit)

Any future scenarios published by the above companies or other TPP will also be covered by those publishers. (EXC: Critical Hit)

American Empire Mexican Wars is a scenario pack that I designed, but the lack of playtesters prevented publication.
If you still want the scenario's PM me and I can provide PDF copies of Nationality Rules and scenarios on a case by case allowance.

Robin; you may consider this my official approval of the above, and if needed keep for future reference.
 

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Robin

WOW!
Just looked at Google Earth.
You live in a VERY beautiful place in this world.
I went through Switzerland once, but it was a med-vac flight and only had time to eat breakfast.
 

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Again, there is a difference between free to use and free of copyright. And we should thank Steve for this. But I also understand the concern of folks asking for copies of scenarios that were published for a fee, and the sites duty to prevent that.

With that said, I know MMP said their "HOF" was for MMP folks, but I believe Steve did some stuff for MMP and AH over the years, and certainly should receive a lifetime achievement award.
 

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Robin

WOW!
Just looked at Google Earth.
You live in a VERY beautiful place in this world.
I went through Switzerland once, but it was a med-vac flight and only had time to eat breakfast.
It is.
Here is a view from my living room, taken some days ago29049.
 
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