Your jimmies seem to be rustled. I have a rule of thumb: whenever an argument uses “fucking” as an adjective or an adverb, I can usually guess that there are some issues in the argument due to anger. You’re normally pretty good at not getting wrapped up in “shoulds” and “oughts.”
I understand that the way the law works sometimes has to be less than ideal and there’s really nothing we can do about it
So you acknowledge that this is an issue of law and who’s property it is. And I believe it’s a sound enough law considering law is rarely perfect or ideal. It’s not Mane6’s property, and they understood the risks. Hasbro acted in interest of their property. They can do that, because it’s their property. Period. I don’t get mad at what someone does with their own stuff as long as it doesn’t hurt others.
but I want people to acknowledge what a gross impediment of justice this is and spit at Hasbro.
I don’t feel the need to spit at Hasbro, because of what you said in the same sentence. They can do whatever they want with their property.
Like, I have job applications to fill out and stuff. This new Fire Emblem is awesome. I have to scratch my butt every once in a while. My frustration and thoughts lies in other places than at some company doing business.
I feel bad for Mane6, like I feel bad for banning Advance. But at the same time, the laws/rules are based in logic. We can’t run off the majority of people who view our galleries at KYM, so we developed rules and guidelines for NSFW content and X-rated content. Hasbro had the rights to My Little Pony, and other people cannot use it without their permission.
To be honest, if they were that afraid of this, then all they had to do was ask.
Or better yet, not hype up a game that wasn’t finished yet. If they didn’t have a site amping it up for years, they would have been able to release the game and then it would be out there for people to play regardless of any Cease and Desist order.
Don’t blame Hasbro for doing business. Blame Mane6 for being a little naive on the matter. Great developers, I’m sure. But they misplayed this from the start.
If you or anyone else is wondering why it took so long for the order to come down, then either my or Crazy☾’s explanation might work.
Mine is that Hasbro had to act as soon as they realized that their property was generating money in order to protect their property (i.e., Donations given to the EVO event, it is irrelevant that Mane6 didn’t get this money. Hasbro had no control over where money being generated on their property was going.)
In this instance, Hasbro waited until now to act, because the thousands of dollars raised outside of Hasbro’s hand exceeded a legal threshold.
Crazy☾’s explanation is similar, but he focuses less on defending the rights to the property and more about reputation of the brand, I think (e.g., it was getting too much press outside of Hasbro’s professional PR hands, the actual characters being presented in a directly violent context (different from the show where most violence is slapstick,) if the showing at EVO fell flat, then it might reflect poorly on Hasbro or the My Little Pony brand, etc.)
In this instance, the EVO hype was a little too much My Little Pony hype considering that Hasbro couldn’t control the appearance of their brand on such a big stage. There’s a difference from stray R34 on Furaffinity accounts and tumblrs, and show-style presentations at large commercial events.
It’s just a bad situation. Hasbro is no more evil or greedy than they were before the whole brony thing.
Remember all of that stuff Hasbro did for the brony community? Even with the current takedowns, know that you can’t find DBZ episodes or Gravity Falls episodes on YouTube. We’re always able to find episodes on YouTube of FiM.
All those conventions with sweaty geeks with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on it? (Don’t even play, I went to a Bronycon, there were a lot of sweaty geeks, I was one of them.)
The Season One disc set that, according to the purchasing habits of the target demographic, wouldn’t sell was given a green light?
The use of a fandom name on a toy in Steven Magnet? (The target demographic won’t even care about the one water dragon thing from the second episode. The toy and the name is for one periphery demographic…)
Hasbro is doing all that I could expect and more. People just feel entitled, I think.
Editing in Rarity for no good reason except Rarity is Best “No good reason.”