lol Upper Deck sues itself over counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh! cards

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  1. Feels Good Man
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    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-...unterfeit-cards

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    i don't find this funny at all, not in the way the OP thinks it is funny.

    these are two completely different companies that are run by two completely different sets of people, one just happens to "report" to the parent company. the parent company is suing the subsidiary company for making counterfeit cards. why is this funny?

    someone who doesn't have to deal with the parent company in any way decided a quick buck could be made by using the equipment to run off fake cards. they got caught, people got pissed, and now the parent company is suing those in charge of the subsidiary company for the lost revenue. its all so hilarious i don't know when to stop laughing.

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    LOL FAIL..
    Will anyone even accept this case? O.o

    So, the people who run the subsidiary are getting sued by their employers for money that the parent company lost because.. Man it's confusing..
     
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    How is it fail? I thought AW summed it up fairly accurately. It all makes perfect sense.
     
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    It's fail, because, it's quite easy to fix w/o a lawsuit. Simply fire the guy who make the counterfeit cards, and dock pay to the people in charge of the subsidiary or something. The parent company has control over the subsidiary, so, unless the subsidiary splits, this lawsuit really isn't necessary. In this case, it seems that the parent company doesn't have any control at all with it's subsidiary. How I understand it, it's suing itself to return money to itself, whereas Konami suing, that makes perfect sense.

    Also, there are tons of fake Yu-Gi-Oh cards, which neither Konami or Upper Deck recieved royalties from, suing those makes more sense then suing your own subsidiary.
     
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    Right... because firing someone will make up for all legal costs and damage done to reputation.
    Also, parent companies when they reach these sizes dont deal with their subsidiaries anymore except for financial matters. Its like your mom doesnt control your life anymore after you move out.

    The rest is as AW said, nothing funny about it and they should sue.
     
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    Ah, I remember counterfeit YuGiOh cards. As if the original ones weren't poorly designed enough.

    There's always knock off YuGiOh cards but I've hardly seen any (actually, I don't think I've seen a single one) for Magic the Gathering or Pokemon (Pokemon seems more likely though).

    EDIT: Magic and Pokemon are both made by Wizards of the Coast by the way.
     
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    They failed to see that the other company already set a trap card.
     
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    They exist; I've seen some. I used to have a fake Feraligatr card.
     
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    This is face-palm worthy...

    Still, that's the way business is [​IMG]
     
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    Indeed, It's gonna take a magic card to win this.
     
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    This is about as funny as a country going to civil war. It's not like they're idiots or anything. AW described it perfectly, and yet people are still stupid and think this is hilarious/weird. It really isn't.
     
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    Don't worry. I know it isn't.
     
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    It's a subsidiary, it's not exactly the same company, even though they have very similar names..

    It's like Amazon owns Woot.com .. Have you seen some of the stuff in Woot's videos? You'd never see that kind of stuff on Amazon.
     
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    I don't understand...how can the official seller of Yu-Gi-Oh cards make counterfeit cards? Wouldn't printing a card at the official printer make it an official card? Or were they scribbling on napkins on their lunch break and selling them in Ziploc bags to idiots?
     
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    Actually Yu-Gi-Oh was sued by Magic and therefore those cards are now known as spell cards. [​IMG]
     
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    Well according to the news, it seems that they in fact printed counterfeit cards. Like those cheap knock offs you always find somewhere. I guess they are knock offs because they dont bear some kind of seal? Or use terrible ink? Or maybe they produced regular cards and sold them all by themselves. Without giving Konami their cut? I didn't really get this myself.
     
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    A bit ironic but to believe Wizards tried to capitalize on YuGiOh's success with their own anime-themed poorly-drawn CCG, Duel Masters, which I think flopped pretty bad.

    Also, almost every card in Magic (exception being Lands) is a spell card, so I guess that doesn't change much (unless they were trying to name their "trap" cards "Instants" or "Interrupts").
     
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    You know who this isn't funny to?
    Yu-Gi-Oh fans.

    Right now I'm practically screaming FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU--
    because one of my favorite card games is likely to go on hiatus in the United States, because I doubt UDI could find a suitable company within a short time frame.
     

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