Turns Out Lots Of People Want To Play The CIA's Card Game

from the collect-it-all dept

Well, it appears we can both confirm and acknowledge that lots and lots of people want to play the CIA’s in-house training card game. As we announced on Monday, we’ve taken the available details of the internal CIA game Collection Deck, and are in the process of turning it a version you can actually play, which we’re renaming CIA: Collect It All. To see if anyone else actually wanted it, we put it on Kickstarter and set what we thought was a fairly high bar: $30,000. And yet, we hit that in about 40 hours and we still more than three and a half weeks to go. We’re a bit blown away by how many people are interested, and we’re committed to making the game as awesome as we can possibly make it. We recently posted an update to the campaign concerning questions around international shipping, since that’s been a big topic of conversation, so if you’re interested in that, go check it out.

CIA: Collect It All on Kickstarter

Either way, thanks to all of you who quickly jumped in and backed the campaign (and told others about it). As we’ve noted in the campaign, the idea here is to do this as a one shot deal, not to keep making the game. So, while anyone can download the FOIA’d release of the rules and make your own, if you want one of our versions, you’ll need to back this campaign.

CIA: Collect It All on Kickstarter

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No, legally you basically cannot. That’s because althought the unredacted, CIA-created content is public domain, the new content that will replace the blacked-out stuff is by law copyrighted from the instant the new content is “fixed in a tangible form” and absent an explicit written permission (which Mike has always refused to give) then technically your head is on the chopping block for $150,000 per DMCA violation if he (or his successors or estate) should ever decide to register the copyright sometime in the future and file suit against you. So while the NSA’s motto might be “Collect It All” the US Copyright Office’s should be “Copyright It All.”


And don’t think that living in another country is any protection. as the DMCA has been enforced in Australia, the UK, and perhaps other countries that arrest their citizens and ship them off to U.S. prisons for something that may not even be a crime in their own country.

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