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#1 Deadly_kom   Members   -  Reputation: 143

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:30 AM

Good time of the day!
I should like to create the play in the universe of the Dune of the author Frenk Gerbert.
But I do not know to whom belongs to the right on use universe this books!
Can somebody help me to understand all this, so I did not break any whose rights?
Who can I contact about copyright, and the possibility of using this universe...

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Доброго времени суток!
Я хотел бы создать игру во вселенной Дюны автора Фрэнка Герберта.
Но я не знаю кому принадлежат права на использование вселенной этой книги!
Может мне ктонибуть поможет разобратся во всём этом, чтобы я не нарушал ни чьи права?
К кому обратиться по поводу авторских прав, и возможности использования данной вселенной...

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#2 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 19431

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:10 AM

The rights probably belong to the author's son Brian Herbert, who has co-authored some additional books. Given there are already some video-games based on the stories some of the rights may have been transferred or tied up in an exclusivity contract.

You're probably better off to simply create your own setting and characters.


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#3 swiftcoder   Senior Moderators   -  Reputation: 10445

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:19 AM

IANAL, but:
  • The majority of Dune copyrights/trademark are owned by The Herbert Limited Partnership (mostly consisting of his heirs).
  • The film and TV rights are owned by the producer Richard Rubinstein, Paramount pictures having let their option lapse.
  • Westwood Studios, Virgin Interactive and Cryo Interactive have all been licensed to produce Dune games at some point in time.

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#4 Orymus3   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 10700

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

Unfortunately, all attempts to further employ the Dune copyrights have not been fruitous.
It seems that the Herbert Limited Partnership and Herbert Foundation are not willing to further capitalize on this franchise in any way shape or form.
Given what's been done with these rights in the recent past, I can agree with their position.

like jbadams said, you're better off starting your own universe...

#5 Deadly_kom   Members   -  Reputation: 143

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:38 PM



Edited by Deadly_kom, 10 October 2012 - 04:41 PM.


#6 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 10178

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

Deadly,
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#7 Deadly_kom   Members   -  Reputation: 143

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:50 AM

These videos were made long ago in 2011...
Now we want to create everything at high level, but before we would like to find out all legal moments. And we don't know, what actions to us are necessary for making to use the Dune Universe. For whom specifically to us it is necessary will address or can be to consult...

#8 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 19431

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:12 AM

You need permission from The Herbert Limited Partnership to proceed or you risk being shut down or potentially even facing legal action.

There's no real harm in trying, but it's pretty unlikely that you'll be given permission. See the faq on FrankHerbert.net:

Q. Are there any plans to have the classic Avalon Hill or Parker DUNE board games re-released?
A. No plans. The rights for DUNE games are currently tied up.

Q. Are there any plans to produce the DUNE RPG?
A. Unfortunately the rights are no longer available and are now controlled by the producers of the DUNE and CHILDREN OF DUNE miniseries.

(Emphasis mine.)


You're probably best of to simply invent your own setting and characters not based upon Dune.

#9 Deadly_kom   Members   -  Reputation: 143

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:13 AM

All perfectly understand that the Universe of the Dune to copy anew quite difficult. And own Universe won't be compared from the installed Dune, or will be it is very likely that in fact and will be a copy...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:44 PM



Edited by Deadly_kom, 14 November 2012 - 07:47 PM.


#11 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 10178

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

Deadly,
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#12 Deadly_kom   Members   -  Reputation: 143

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

Questions ended! I do not see other way except to create the alternative Universe very similar to the Dune. And these a look laid out because it is the last development of remake version....

#13 Deadly_kom   Members   -  Reputation: 143

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

If to whom interesting here is my source files of the Dune [LINK DELETED]


Edited by Tom Sloper, 10 February 2013 - 11:36 PM.


#14 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 10178

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

I locked the thread because it's a necroed thread, and the link appears to violate a third party's IP. Consulting the other mods to see if the link should be deleted.

 

[Edit] Other mods agree that the link is highly questionable.  Deleted link.


Edited by Tom Sloper, 10 February 2013 - 11:37 PM.

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