by Shelt Garner
The thing about IP is a lot boils down to the willingness of IP holders to sue. You could be totally in the clear under any normal consideration of the issue, but, lulz, you get sued anyway. So, the issue of IP really weighs heavily on my mind because I feel as though I should be in the clear for a number of reasons, but that still doesn’t mean I won’t piss someone off.
What makes the issue so fuzzy is there are things I just don’t know about IP. I came up with my “gray zone” idea completely independent of what might be the source of contention, but there are many factors to consider. I’m fully prepared to simply eliminate the issue altogether by changing what I have to change, but I’m really in love with the idea I’ve come up with and I’m going to wait as long as possible for doing it. If someone says I have to, then I will. Until then, we’ll have to see.
All that is so much farther down the process than I am now, that I really need to chill out. The key issue is to just finish the first draft and see what happens.