1. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut
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    see this is why Nintendo has no choice but to DMCA everyone who uses their characters without permission if nobody made any fan art or fan projects they would never be accidentally used by Nintendo themselves /s
     
  2. WiiEJECT

    WiiEJECT The One and Only
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    How is it called when you used something made by someone else who made it with something made by you?
     
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    I'm genuinely curious on how the judge will rule if that person did sue (not saying they should try).
     
  4. zupi

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    Nintendo admits the sterile Mario renders they use are bad
     
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  5. diggeloid

    diggeloid GBAtemp Regular
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    Not true. Mario is their IP, but this render is not their property.
     
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  6. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAtemp Psycho!
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    The shinier the brass, the higher the class.
    Also, what does Nintendo have against armpits?
     
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  7. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Someone at Nintendo's a little shitbrained
     
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  8. Zonark

    Zonark Zonark - Noun - A God
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    That guys like “imma sue them”
    Nintendo “Come at Me Bro”

    or

    Nintendo “My IP My Mario”

    if I was that guy I’d shut my mouth haha
     
  9. FAST6191

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    As mentioned elsewhere the artist still has some moral and legal rights to it, even if the character concerned is not their work or otherwise authorised.

    If the fan render reaches the level of copyrightable work (the threshold for it varies a bit and is surprisingly high in some cases, https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/11/...ginality-dentist-photographer-case/id=115873/ , but seems within reason for this) then Nintendo (or possibly their agents depending upon contracts and who might be said to have the final say) would be the one that erred in using art they don't have rights to.

    What damages or compensation could or would be awarded is a different matter. I doubt this render has any kind of copyright applied for which means the bigger stuff is probably off the table, and might also preclude some of the statutory stuff (depending upon the setup there can be an immediate fine/penalty). Likewise the author would also struggle to have monetised it in a meaningful way so depriving them of any sales gets a bit nebulous. Equally using in advertising is not like Nintendo stuck it on a tshirt/poster/postcard/... and sold it themselves. It does not excuse things but does also mean damages are less in scope than what might have otherwise been.
    Nintendo would probably also turn around and try to bury the artist -- as others mentioned this would be some flavour of derived work. For a pretty good rundown of something like what might happen then pepe the frog vs infowars for some of the aspects and avenues there where they tried to strip copyright, and mined interviews/quotes from the artist, and whatever else.
    If Nintendo (or their authorised agents) could be proven to have known and there were some nice emails dug up saying "let's just use this kid's picture and call it a day" that might change some things.


    But yeah in the end even if the artist had a rich uncle to fund the case there would be nothing really in it. It is mainly just some egg on Nintendo's face we get to point and laugh at.
    I should also note it is not the first time this sort of thing has happened
    https://www.engadget.com/2008-04-20-what-the-did-ign-sneak-onto-my-okami-boxart.html
    https://photoshopd.blogspot.com/2008/03/imagine-babies-whats-watermark.html
     
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    I was gonna say something like this. Watch them make a case on how fan anything is bad 'cus "it hurts their image" and use this mistake as evidence.
    Lmao, wouldn't be surprised if they actually did it.
     
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  11. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master
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    Why would he sue Nintendo ? The guy doesn't own Mario copyright.

    Pip'
     
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  12. Ericzander

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    That's my point.
     
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  13. AkiraKurusu

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    ...HOW'd this happen? Wouldn't Ninty already have decades of Mario renders they could've used? Why "accidentally" knick a fan's version?
     
  14. Benja81

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    Hold on. #We Are Mario!!
    Using a fan made Mario.
    Very ironic "mistake" if you think about it.
     
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    because they can and knows the artist doesn't have the balls to stand up nintendo ever heard of a counter lawsuit?
     
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    Thankfully, not first-hand, or even second-hand (I'd consider reading about them online to be "third-hand", if anything).
    But...unfortunately, yeah, you've got a point. IGN Brazil nicked a couple videos from a smaller YouTuber, cropped out the guy's watermark (badly), and posted them on Facebook - which refused to take them down when the guy filed a DMCA against IGNorant. For another example of this shitty practice.
     
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    But you're website staff
     
  18. ZeroFX

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    Wanna debate who's that "render" property? hehehehehehehe.
    Spoiler: will end in pizza in the end, a big whatever from ninty and some fat ego slapping the keyboard.
     
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    Nintendo will sue themselves for using Mario. 2021 going strong..
     
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    It's not really hard to understand that while they own Mario, they don't own fan arts and fan made content. It's like saying they would be able to sell AM2R on the 3DS or on Switch if they wanted to, just doesn't work like that.

    Tho it seems he doesn't know about his rights in this case, which is fair, almost everyone wouldn't and Nintendo knows it. They don't care. I doubt anything will happen even tho Nintendo clearly deserves some
     
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