Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I’m just wondering what the rules are with gifting the Despecialised Editions? My uncle is a Star Wars fan and owns the official release so would it be okay for me to make a copy for him or does he have to obtain it himself?
You can absolutely gift him a copy.
And what about gifting the Despecialised Editions to someone who doesn’t own an official release? I’m guessing you’d have to buy an official release for them to go with the Despecialised Editions to make it legitimate.
Here’s what I’ll say about this…
What do you mean, “legitimate?”
If you mean “legal,” then there’s nothing you can do to “make it legal,” because having a copy of Despecialized or any fan edit or restoration is inherently illegal no matter how you got it or what official version(s) you own.
If you mean “ethical,” that’s up for debate but personally, they’d need to own an official copy.
The “own the source” rule is to protect the project creators, the community, and the site, and doesn’t really have anything to do with legality.
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