Description: Lamda and I are among a legion of fans who rely on the Fair Use Doctrine to make our projects without having to worry about legal and copyright backlash. This also gives us the peace of mind that our content won't be taken down or steamrolled by CEOs with axes to grind. The Fair Use Doctrine is really the only legal clause of the US Copyright Act that allows us to do these sorts of things (fangames, remixes, LPs, reviews, etc.), and without it we'd all probably be in a heap of legal trouble.
These three companies, from what we've experienced and seen, are claiming Megaman and other copyrights as their own and issuing take-downs and monetizations to both thin the fanwork herd and make an extra few bucks. This is a problem in and of itself, but they're also sidestepping Capcom, THEIR OVERREACHING IP WHO HAVE PUBLICLY STATED THAT THEY ARE NOT DOING THIS AND WANT NOTHING OF THIS SORT TO HAPPEN, in order to do this. So basically, you have three companies illegally claiming copyrights that weren't theirs to begin with, issuing legal takedowns of anything relating to it that they deem unfit, sidestepping the companies they're supposed to represent, and by destroying information of the series are indirectly hurting potential sales figures on Capcom's part by eliminating word-of-mouth and free advertising.
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Posted by: ACESpark at 08-10-2014
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