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« Reply #105 on: December 22, 2016, 10:32:21 pm »
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I don't know of any copyright issues. The map itself is an adapted selfmade jpeg, as are the borders and elements of the map (insignia etc.).
As long as you do not try to sell the map it should be no problem.
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« Reply #106 on: December 23, 2016, 08:57:41 am »
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I'm in a bit of a jam. I submitted this to FedEx and was supposed to pick it up today. Unfortunately when I arrived I was informed that they could not print it due to copy right issues. Anyone else have this problem? Or better yet a solution? I assume all I need is for it not to say Axis & Allies anywhere. I'm on the phone with them now trying to sweet talk and BS them into printing it...I'm not getting anywhere, however.

They think its an official Axis and Allies (copyright) map... you need to clarify this is a custom artwork map and not owned by anybody... they're being stupid about it... I had mine done at FedEx and all you have to do is clarify that it is custom artwork and not a reproduction of Axis and Allies (you can bring in your own board to show them YES, its actually different).

Another thought, did you submit the map on-line and never actually talked to someone at the Fed-Ex office first?  Maybe (and i'm guessing here) there is some sort of filter or something by going on-line to flag copyrights... I put my file on a Flash Drive and hand carried it to the Fed-Ex office and asked the guy behind the counter to do it mucho-pronto... had it back in like an hour or so (I went across the street for lunch it was done when I was done). Face to face never hurts with projects like this... if for whatever reason Fed Ex refuses service, try a face-to-face approach at a different print shop instead of going on-line. That might produce better results.
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« Reply #107 on: December 25, 2016, 10:19:01 am »
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I got it all figured out and they printed it for me. I appreciate all the help and support. I'm very impressed by the members of this forum.

Here is a timeline of events...

Dec. 19th I submit the map to FedEx online. Also make payment.

Dec. 21st I'm notified there was an issue printing my order to please contact the store location. I do so and I'm informed of the copyright issue. I explain that it is not the actual A&A copyrighted game board its custom created etc. etc. FedEx then explains that I need 1 of the 2 and they will print it... the authors permission, or the A&A copyright holder permission, (Wizards of the Coast) I get home and look on the forums and post about my issue.

Dec. 22nd I google a support phone number for Wizards of the Coast, call and explain my issue. I'm sent an e-mail in which I can submit my "question" as they called it.

Shortly after that I send Imperious an e-mail explaining things and request permission. I get a reply in about an hour granting me permission. I forward that e-mail to the store manager at FedEx. He says "it will be ready by noon tomorrow."

Dec. 23rd around 2pm I pick up the map!

It looks great I'm very pleased.

Should be noted that I also received permission from wizards of the coast around noon on the 23rd. That's some pretty outstanding customer support in my opinion as I though that was going to take weeks!

Problem solved. Again, thanks to the forums and a special thanks to Imperious.
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« Reply #108 on: December 25, 2016, 07:59:42 pm »
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Maybe Imperious can post a "permission" letter in this thread or attach it to the download file to avoid possible confusions such as this with overzealous print shops?
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« Reply #109 on: December 29, 2016, 10:10:28 pm »
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Id rather answer people individually on that topic.
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« Reply #110 on: July 16, 2017, 10:22:12 am »
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Love the work here!  Used version 5 of the map - printed at staples on the outdoor sign vinyl for about $65.  Thanks for putting so much time in to this.  The improvements are huge in so many ways - size and scale being at the top of the list.  Also I love the larger fonts, and that the printed country symbols are the exact size of the roundels.  A nice touch that you can put the roundel right on top of it.

Not sure if you are still looking to make any improvements, but if I may make 2 suggestions:
1) The A, B, and C indicating which sea zone you come out in when you go to one side of the board to the other are a nice touch.  Version 5 o the Map is missing the C in the south Pacific.  Pretty clear where it should be, but would be neat if it were added.  Not sure if it is missing from all the maps or just 5.

2) Any way to lighten Germany and Russia just a little - particularly the darker parts?  There have been a few times when a lone fighter or maybe artillery blended in and we didn't see them at first.  Nothing went totally invisible , but from across the map easy to miss.  This was not an issue on other parts of the board.

Again, thanks for the work!
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