Nintendo Doesn't Want To Criminalize Obsessed Fans

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  1. popoffka
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    Ever see a Pokemon tribute video, a Zelda fan film, or a Super Mario Bros. gaming mod and wonder how the people who made it got away with it? Don't Nintendo's lawyers know how to use the phone?

    This is how a Nintendo shareholder asked the question in late June:

    Got that Nintendo fans? Seems like you can get away with being playful about Nintendo's characters. Just don't diminish the dignity of that intellectual property.

    Transcript of Nintendo's 70th Annual Meeting With Shareholders
    Source (Kotaku)
     
  2. The Pi

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    They like free adverting, plain and simple.
     
  3. Veho

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    I was about to say that, but then I remembered all the Mario/Wario slash yaoi Pokemon hentai I've collected seen and... no. [​IMG] Whoever said there's no such thing as bad publicity has obviously never heard of Rule 34. And the pics I've seen featuring Kirby, Yoshi and four Gyarados? Unspeakable. But obviously not -undrawable-. Pocket Monster indeed.

    But trying to sue people for their idle doodles and fanfics is like trying to move the sea three feet to the left using a spoon. It's mostly harmless fun, and going after kids for dressing up as Mario for Halloween and similar transgressions would be shooting themselves in the foot and make them look petty.
     
  4. EnigmaXtreme

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    That probably explains why Hero of Time was shut down
     
  5. Gnargle

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    Many people love Pokemon hentai (not me, really). Surely it's advertising to them?
     
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    Anyway, that's good to know. I always wanted to try and make a Zelda fan movie to the best of my extent...Which isn't very good. [​IMG]
     
  7. Range-TE

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    awesome, so the SSB projects are officially safe and ok
     
  8. Raika

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    Why would a company want to go against people who love them lol? It wouldn't make much sense.
     
  9. GundamXXX

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    Alot of companies *cough*Apple*cough do it, dont know why but they do it :/

    Look at musicians, if someone covers them they go apeshit over it and demand money
     
  10. Range-TE

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    i thought the ones who demands the money are the record companies the musicians work for?
     
  11. The Pi

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    They only demand money if the the person who covered the song is making any money.
     
  12. Eon-Rider

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    I don't think so. The homebrew projects can still lead towards the path of piracy which is a no-no for Nintendo.
     
  13. FireGrey

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    Well ofcourse, Nintendo are great.
    They don't do stuff for money, they do it for love [​IMG]
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

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    Yeah, sure, whatever you want to believe. [​IMG]
     
  15. bazzi_h

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    One that was unfortunately never quite finished.

    Off Topic: Raika, Where did you get your awesome Persona 3 avatar/sig
     
  16. tuddy666

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    Ask Square Enix, they have a history of getting rather... aggressive towards people who make Chrono Trigger fangames.

    But seriously, I understand Nintendo's position on the situation - why prosecute the people who make you money in the first place? Makes poor business sense.