ExudesAffluence

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Location: The Hamptons, bragging 'bout what I make

Joined Apr 28, 2011 at 08:41PM EDT


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My life consists of clicking and dragging colorful horses around in Adobe Flash and occasionally publishing the results.


I also do animation for Super Smash Ponies when I’m not working on independent projects. The ride never ends.


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Commented on My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic

Delving back into the copyright stuff, the biggest issue with Fighting is Magic was, frankly, EVO. The fact that an independent game infringing on Hasbro’s trademark was able to go toe-to-toe with several much more mainstream fighting games shows immense interest in such a small project. Regardless of where those donations were going, that’s interest that could be very easily commercialized. The problem isn’t whether Fighting is Magic is protected as parody or free use, it’s that it had really started to blur the line between nonprofit and commercialization, even if Mane6 had the best intentions. As much as it pisses me off to see a great project go down this way, Hasbro was acting completely within their bounds; remember, with copyright and trademark law, it’s essentially up to the owners of those rights to determine if someone is breaking the law or not. Some companies are more benevolent than others when it comes to this sort of thing. Nintendo springs to mind. But it’s all up to Hasbro in the end, and they are pretty much allowed to do anything they want.

Feb 19, 2013 at 06:29PM EST

Commented on Socks' wall

Flash indeed. A lot of people got into the show because they were already into animation, but I got into animation because I was already into the show, and it’s gone well enough since then. I haven’t been at it very long; really only since July.

You do any sort of art or music?

Feb 17, 2013 at 10:15PM EST

Commented on Socks' wall

Usually people don’t get admin for about three days, so don’t worry. Also, just to make sure you’re qualified, are you between the ages of 5 and 10?

Feb 17, 2013 at 07:23PM EST

Commented on Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is one of those people who becomes inexplicably funnier when you censor his swearing instead of allowing it.

Feb 17, 2013 at 03:49PM EST

Commented on My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic

On a scale of vain to incredibly vain, how vain would it be for me to mention Super Smash Ponies in this article?

So. Cease and desist. One thing I don’t like is when people try to defend Hasbro’s actions under the guise of “if they don’t defend their trademark, they lose it.” This isn’t true; trademarks are only lost under the conditions of "abandonment, improper licensing or assignment, or genericity.” We all understand the ideas of improper licensing and genericity, and we know that the My Little Pony trademark was not licensed to Mane6 nor has it become a generic name for fighting games or toys for little girls, so the real grey area is abandonment, which many people take to mean failure to enforce. Abandonment is generally dealt with on a case-by-case basis, but generally refers to a trademark falling into disuse by the company that owns it. It has nothing to do with allowing or disallowing another group to use your trademark for, say, a fan-made fighting game.

Yeah, copied/pasted from my forum post a few days ago because lazy. Also vain.

Feb 16, 2013 at 02:22AM EST

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