Q: Looking to start a D&D podcast using the Legend of Zelda world. Could this path have legal issues with Nintendo?

I am wanting to run a Zelda D&D session on a podcast, and I was wondering if there was any problems with doing so.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Creating a D&D podcast set in the Legend of Zelda world can potentially raise legal concerns related to intellectual property rights. Nintendo owns the rights to the Legend of Zelda franchise, including its characters, settings, and storylines. It's important to note that unauthorized use of their intellectual property could infringe upon their rights. However, it's advisable to consult with a legal professional who specializes in intellectual property to get a better understanding of the specific legal implications and explore potential options for obtaining permission or creating content within acceptable guidelines.

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