Posted on November 7, 2007 in copyright, Fan fiction, Wh40k by Brian RoweView Comments

Games Workshop is quashing the fan film Damnatus. Fans spent 4 years and over $15,000 on producing a live action Warhammer 40k film, that is clearly unofficial fan fiction. After all this work Games Workshop’s in-house counsel is using copyright law to prevent the film from seeing the light of day.

If you play Wh40k and want to see the video released, if for no other reason then to MST3K it at your next Blood Bowl league game Sign the petition and email GW.

Petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/damnatus/petition-sign.html?

GW email:
Custserv@games-workshop.com
Don’t for get the Lawyers:
Legal@games-workshop.co.uk

Trailer here(download it before it is baned(for fair use in educational non-commercial new reporting critics, of course)):
http://www.damnatus.com/seite.php?file=film

BBC article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/technology/7010484.stm

PS If you speak German could you please provide a translation of the trailer in the comments?

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