Nintendo sues The Hero of Time movie producers

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  1. Hueho
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    For those guessing that the question about the Zelda fan-film, The Hero of Time, taken down last December, has finished, a nasty surprise: at the beginning of January, Nintendo officially filled a lawsuit at the Federal Court of Canada against BMB Finishes, the group formed by the producers of the fanfilm, for copyright infringement. Nintendo claims that the group, although "peacefully warned earlier, continued providing the film on the Internet, and even after taking it out of the air, was "extremely permissive about the illegal copies subsequently distributed". The company is also suing the Dailymotion site for the same reason. The site would have made an agreement with the group to exclusively stream the film, for business purposes, and initially ignored the request of Nintendo to take the video down.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    GamesIndustry.biz / QJ.net / MapleGamers

    Found it at VGchartz
     


  2. chrisman01

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    oh brother...
     
  3. soulx

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    ^ This.

    If they were trying to make a profit out of this, then I understand why Nintendo sued them. If it was just a fan-made movie that would be displayed on the web, then Nintendo did a stupid thing.
     
  4. Nimbus

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    Probably being lazy.
    I highly doubt they really would have gotten around to making a profit out of this anyway.

    Nintendo is going overboard with these lawsuits, or at least that's how I see it.

    Which gives me another reason to smack Nintendo with my Hells Tomahawk.
     
  5. Hadrian

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    Seems too harsh and yet people can make money off copying things but calling them parodies so its ok by law.

    They've always done this since the late 80's.
     
  6. Jaems

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    Wait wait wait...

    Stop right there.
    Has this guy seen film? It was a fucking abomination! The worst "fan" film I've ever seen.

    If anything, Nintendo has saved us.

    EDIT: srsly, tho.
    Were these guys making a profit by selling copies of the film?
    If so, Nintendo has reason to sue.
     
  7. _Chaz_

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    Profit from a fan-based film?

    Jesus...
     
  8. Issac

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    ouch, they went all sony over them! this is just stupid. ninty get's minus points in my book now.
     
  9. Hueho
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    Well, Nintendo have to protect their IP, after all.
     
  10. Seraph

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    Good job to Nintendo! I just wish I never watched that mockery of a trailer that almost made me throw up.
     
  11. hdofu

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    They really should sue those idiots who made the Super Mario Bros movie...
     
  12. Destructobot

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    ^^ This is what is comes down to. If you don't protect your IP this time, you will have set a precedent of leniency that will make it more difficult to protect it next time.
     
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    Did Nintendo license this crap of a cartoon? I have to ask...

    I don't really care. Any fan films should be stomped. I enjoy creativity as much as a next guy, but make your own plot line and characters. Not to mention usually they'll leave out aspects of something just for what they like. Good job, Nintendo.
     
  14. Destructobot

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    Yes, Nintendo licenced that piece of garbage. It was part of the Super Mario Super Show. Each episode started with live action Mario (played by the late, great Lou Albano) and Luigi garbage, then it had an animated Mario Bros. piece of crap at the end. On Fridays, they had that horrible Zelda cartoon instead of the Mario Bros. one.

    I actually watched that show every day when it was on the air. God, I was a stupid kid.
     
  15. Jaems

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    I don't hate fan films. Just bad ones.
    This one happened to be terrible, and the creators tried to make a profit from it.

    If only more fan films were like Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy...
     
  16. dib

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    Meh. And what are any of you, or anybody concerned by this news, going to do about it? Stop playing Nintendo games and buying Nintendo systems and products licensed by Nintendo?

    Let me know how that works out for you.
     
  17. TwinRetro

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    way to Douche it up Nintendo.
     
  18. DSGamer64

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    It is against the law to use the copyrighted material of someone else in order to make a profit which is why Nintendo is suing them, there is nothing wrong with what they are doing in that respect. And it is admitted in both articles that the people making the film were trying to sell it on DVD and stuff which is against the law without permission from the creator of the content originally.
     
  19. GreatZimkogway

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    If that's really the case here, then they deserved it. Though should've been more careful, and not done something like that.
     
  20. TwinRetro

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    in that case I retract my statement and submit a new one.

    *Ahem*

    Way to douche it up crappy fan film guys.