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Started by greyorm, September 27, 2002, 01:13:42 PM
Quote from: Ron EdwardsWe also talked about what your "record" says, in job terms; if the Center is unwilling to release a clean bill and a good recommendation, I imagine a court would wonder why not (pending of course what a real lawyer says).
QuoteSay you were in Raven's situation, and the person who assaulted you, etc, apologized and even did the whole written thing to everyone he'd talked to. Would you continue to press charges, or would you drop them?
Quote from: Ron EdwardsSpecifically: there is no existing role-playing equivalent to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which is the institution that helps comics retailers from going out of business when targeted by anti-comics groups.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsBill! Hooray, it's good to see you here.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsOne thing I'm really interested in looking up is precedent from the last three decades - what's the history in cases like this? What gets ruled, what doesn't get ruled, that sort of thing.
Quote from: Ron Edwards1) Unlike the CBLDF, the "fund" would not be geared toward retailer stores, but toward individuals. I'm not sure whether there's any history at all of a gaming retailer being targeted independently of comics. If there is, then I'd reconsider this point immediately.
Quote from: Ron Edwards2) Access to the "fund" would rely on a very specific set of concerns - it wouldn't be available to someone who commits crimes and also happens to role-play; it would have to be for someone was subjected to illegal treatment due to their association with role-playing in some documented way.
Quote from: Ron Edwards3) Repairing the "image" of role-playing by issuing statements really wouldn't be the mission at all.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsAnyway, those are the thoughts. Any comments or suggestions?