I post my Dungeon Starter drafts on the Tavern for several reasons and I rarely get any criticism that personally stings. I do have a process for review of images to insure that they are “fair use” under copyright law but several tavern members objected to my use of “pathfinder goblins” more out of concern for me than rebuke. Yet my methods assured me these images should be O.K. for use by fans. I prided myself previously that my standards were higher than the general internet community. Ray Otus’ comments in particular shook me up a bit.
The creation of these concerns was enough for me to dump the images but I did take the time to track down Pazio’s permissions to confirm that fans can use many illustrations in a nonprofit setting.
However, my critics were justified, I had missed that Paizo requires me to register with them to use the illustrations. I would have been in violation of their rights despite my efforts. So thank you my Tavern colleagues for keeping me honest. I have posted Paizo’s link below if anyone wants to use the illustrations. Since I find the need for registration onerous (and widely ignored by many) I will not be using them, but I salute their fine artists.
File this under live and learn I guess. Thanks to Andrea Parducci and Ray Otus for keeping me honest. I will revise my methods.
Please know I would never knowingly behave in a unethical manner and my apologies to my fellow Tavern members.