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Embassies: the Rejected Realms, Nova Historiae, Pax Britannia, 10000 Islands, matheo, and Alternate History Hub.

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Independent Order contains 85 nations, the 331st most in the world.

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Nations ranked highly have lower rates of preventable death, with their citizens enjoying longer average lifespans.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Empire of BesanciaDemocratic Socialists“Glory for Empire and Crown”
2.The Commonwealth of KeksDemocratic Socialists“Deo, paco, amar e saj-eso”
3.The Holy Empire of AchkaerinDemocratic Socialists“Words are mightier than the keenest blade”
4.The Democratic Republic of United provinces of jotDemocratic Socialists“United we fight”
5.The Kingdom of East MorelandDemocratic Socialists“Togetherness Is Strength”
6.The Super-awesome Kingdom of DartfordiaLeft-Leaning College State“Is that a gun in your pocket or...? Oh, it's a gun.”
7.The Ravaging Hordes of Tytorian Royal ArmyPsychotic Dictatorship“Charge!”
8.The Kingdom of TytorLiberal Democratic Socialists“For King and Country”
9.The Free State of KaveLiberal Democratic Socialists“Smiley”
10.The Kingdom of PandectInoffensive Centrist Democracy“We Must Do Better”
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Beatrice wrote:Cheesecake is the superior cake. Prove me wrong. =P

The Brits will know https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTC5dreGONwe-5KDuCmkZvhpU4nsrE2aS_Izg&s

Beatrice wrote:Cheesecake is the superior cake. Prove me wrong. =P

I would agree but I've gotten sick from it too many times recently. Can't go wrong with a coconut cake imo

Situation in Troyes has progressed https://independentorder.net/index.php?topic=3106.msg29525;topicseen#msg29525

Do people just get card packs randomly?

I can't say I've noticed that

State Of Iceland wrote:Do people just get card packs randomly?

It has a 20% chance of happening after you answer an issue

LORE QUESTION!

I know this might seem a little dry, but talk to me about copyright law in your nation. How long do copyright terms last? Are there exceptions? Does it depend on the lifetime of the creator, or merely the date of publication?

For example, in Tytor, copyright for created works lasts for the lifetime of the creator or fifty years, whichever is greater. There are no exceptions to this rule, though it has been challenged in court several times. The present law was a signature policy of Prime Minister Harold Farthingham, who wanted to simplify Tytorian copyright law but was assassinated before his reforms could be passed. Prime Minister Samuel Gordon Brown Jr. shepherded the Harold Farthingham Copyright Act of 1993 into law in his memory.

Well, generally speaking, "copyright law" within Fusan isn't a singular concept, but rather a collective term for two specific types of rights, those being "Author's Rights" and "Neighboring Rights". However, before delving into what those mean, a brief exploration of terms for copyright may be necessary.
Terms
For starters, works authored by an individual, whether under their own name or a known pseudonym, are protected for 50 years following the individual's death. However, works authored anonymously or pseudonymously, as well as works authored by corporations, where the individual author or authors are unknown, are protected for 50 years after their publication. This rule was codified under the 1973 Copyright Act, amending the 1899 Copyright Law which set term lengths at 30 years until the 18th of June, 1973.

Despite this, cinematographic works are protected for 70 years after publication (or 70 years following creation if unpublished) as a result of the 2007 Cinematographic Works Act, which made Fusanese copyright law more consistent with that of some other nations, although similar efforts to extend said protections for other mediums have, as of yet, failed. Following a lawsuit in 2009, the Supreme Court of Fusan ruled that the law cannot be applied retroactively, so that all cinematographic works published (or created, if unpublished) before 1959 are now public domain.
Author's Rights
Applicability
Fusanese copyright law protects all works "in which thoughts or sentiments are expressed in a creative way, and which falls within the literary, scientific, artistic, or musical domain." The laws provide the following rights, without the need for formal declaration or registration.
Moral Rights
Divulgence: The author can choose when and how a work will be made available to the public.
Authorship: The author can choose how their authorship is represented in the work (e.g., under pseudonym or anonymity).
Integrity: The author can control the modification of a work.

"Moral rights" are non-transferable; they remain with the author until they expire. Although moral rights themselves cannot be waived, the excercise of moral rights is waived by contract, when, for example, an employee or contractor creates a derivative work of their employer's or principal's product. In such a situation, the moral rights would technically remain with the creator, but the creator would be potentially liable for breach of contract if they were to attempt to exercise those rights.
Economic rights
Reproduction: The author can control the reproduction of a work, including photography, recording, and downloading.
Communication: The author can control how a work is to be transmitted, communicated, broadcast, performed, exhibited, etc., including how copies of the work are to be distributed.
Adaptation: The author can control the adaptation of a work through translation, dramatization, cinematization, and the creation of derivative works in general.

Unlike moral rights, economic rights can be freely transferred or relinquished. If the author transfers their economic rights to another, the holder of the economic rights becomes the "copyright holder", but the author retains authorship.
Neighboring rights
"Neighboring rights" refer to the rights of performers, broadcasters, and other individuals who do not author works, but play an important role in communicating them to the public.
Performer's rights
Performers generally have two non-transferable moral rights:
Authorship, or control over how they are named in connection with the work; and
Integrity, or control over the alteration of a performance, in a manner that would prejudice the performer's reputation.

Live performers have the transferable economic rights of fixation (control over recording), making available (control over publication in interactive media such as the internet), and diffusion (control over diffusion by wire or broadcast).

Fixed aural performers have the transferable economic rights of fixation and making available, as well as transfer of ownership and rental. They can also demand renumeration if their work is broadcast or diffused by wire.
Phonogram producer's rights
Phonogram producers have the same economic rights as fixed aural performers, but do not have any moral rights.
Broadcasters' and wire diffusers' rights
Broadcasters and wire diffusers have the transferable economic rights of fixation, reproduction, making available, and retransmission. Television broadcasters also have a right to control photography of their broadcasts.

Limits and Exceptions
Various limits and exceptions exist to copyright law in Fusan, including but not limited to:
Artistic works permanently installed in public spaces
Educational use
News
Non-profit performances
Political speeches
Publications intended for use by the visually impaired
Quotations

Copyright isn't something I've thought of in RP terms. I just kind of imagine the UK system would be similar to East Moreland's, which kind of means very similar to Tytor I assume. Just don't go copying our Stoffel Cartoons.

Not given it much thought....As my nations concept is a huge GW rip off anyway me probably shouldn't be too strict.

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