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Patrick Alpha
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:36 am    Post subject: Don't want to get you into legal trouble but.. Reply with quote

Is the word 'Lyran; based on Lyons Partnership, the company that created and produced (or produces) Barney's show in the real world?

I know that if this is revealed to be true, you guys might get in trouble, so I includeda warning in the topic line just to be safe. If it is VERY secret, then you can just send a private message.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: Don't want to get you into legal trouble but.. Reply with quote

Patrick Alpha wrote:
Is the word 'Lyran; based on Lyons Partnership, the company that created and produced (or produces) Barney's show in the real world?

I know that if this is revealed to be true, you guys might get in trouble, so I includeda warning in the topic line just to be safe. If it is VERY secret, then you can just send a private message.


Yes, Patrick, the name of the Lyrans is originally supposed to be a play of the Lyons Corporation. What's more, the name of the High Mage is a play on the name of the head of the corporation at the time.

But two things help us here. One, it's *parody*. If you want, I can get our proto-lawyer on here to discuss the law (and I'm sure he'd be willing to do that), but we've been through the whole Lyons/Lyrick trying to sue our asses before. We're still here, partially because we know the law backwards and forwards. Hence the copyright notification on the archives page.

Two, while the Lyrans were originally a play on that name, they have had a lot of work done to them pulling them away from that origin, and now it acts as a mere coincidence. Things have to have names. We stuck with the original name given to them as we've branched off into making them more three dimensional.

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Aris_TGD
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: Don't want to get you into legal trouble but.. Reply with quote

katster wrote:
But two things help us here. One, it's *parody*. If you want, I can get our proto-lawyer on here to discuss the law (and I'm sure he'd be willing to do that), but we've been through the whole Lyons/Lyrick trying to sue our asses before. We're still here, partially because we know the law backwards and forwards. Hence the copyright notification on the archives page.

Two, while the Lyrans were originally a play on that name, they have had a lot of work done to them pulling them away from that origin, and now it acts as a mere coincidence. Things have to have names. We stuck with the original name given to them as we've branched off into making them more three dimensional.

-kat


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Don't want to get you into legal trouble but.. Reply with quote

Aris_TGD wrote:

Fair Use has a posse, and it goes NYAR!


Ha! I love it! NYAR!!! indeed! *writes it up on her 'favourite quotes' board*

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