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The Elliquian Herald & Post
Issue 74 (Autumn) ~ August thru October 2017

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Offline BeckyAnnnTopic starter

Intellectual Property Question
« on: May 12, 2017, 08:36:27 PM »
I have a question that I would like a little input on. 

Two years ago this month I started a story that I adored with another writer .  We wrote on this story for over a year.  The posting rate was abysmally slow at times on both sides but it was a really great story and absolutely worth the wait. 

Fast forward to now.  The other writer has more or less disappeared.  Her profile says she was on Elliquiy a little over two months ago but she has not posted anything anywhere in fifteen months.  Basically I have not heard a word from her in over a year.

Now I would very much like to find a new partner to try the story again.  But my issue is that the idea for the story was hers.  The post in the One on One request forum had very little detail.  Three lines of story idea and a line and a half of "if you are interested......"  You get the idea.

So my question is, if I were to pitch this story idea in the request forum, would it be considered stealing her idea?

Just for clarity, it is a variation on "nurse/patient" theme centered on two military personnel.

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Re: Intellectual Property Question
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 09:04:07 PM »
With such a basic idea as a three line nurse-patient game. I'd say there's no problem. The act of finding another partner is going to make it a distinctly different game anyway.

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Re: Intellectual Property Question
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 09:39:06 PM »
There is no intellectual claim to plots. So long as you don't copy paste the wording of the plot/request you are fine.

Offline BeckyAnnnTopic starter

Re: Intellectual Property Question
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 09:42:35 PM »
Great!

Thanks for your help, guys.   ;D

Offline BeckyAnnnTopic starter

Re: Intellectual Property Question
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 10:10:19 PM »
Eek!  I lied. But it wasn't intentional.  It was three years ago we started this story.  Oops! ::)

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Re: Intellectual Property Question
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 10:21:56 PM »
Time doesn't matter. If they returned and wanted to you could still play both variations of the story, or as many variations as you like.