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14th Aug '16 2:35:44 PM Ramidel
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* Word has it that HBO keeps a razor-sharp eye on Creator/ParadoxInteractive, and specifically ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsIIGameOfThronesMod''. Nobody wants to crack down on someone's fan mod and risk that kind of bad publicity, but the network execs appear to be legitimately worried that Paradox might start monetizing the extremely-popular TotalConversion.

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* Word has it that HBO keeps a razor-sharp eye on Creator/ParadoxInteractive, and specifically ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsIIGameOfThronesMod''. Nobody wants to crack down on someone's fan mod and risk that kind of bad publicity, but the network execs appear to be legitimately worried that Paradox might start monetizing the extremely-popular TotalConversion.[[GameMod Total Conversion]].
14th Aug '16 2:35:04 PM Ramidel
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* Word has it that HBO keeps a razor-sharp eye on Creator/ParadoxInteractive, and specifically ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsIIAGameOfThronesMod''. Nobody wants to crack down on someone's fan mod and risk that kind of bad publicity, but the network execs appear to be legitimately worried that Paradox might start monetizing the extremely-popular TotalConversion.

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* Word has it that HBO keeps a razor-sharp eye on Creator/ParadoxInteractive, and specifically ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsIIAGameOfThronesMod''.''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsIIGameOfThronesMod''. Nobody wants to crack down on someone's fan mod and risk that kind of bad publicity, but the network execs appear to be legitimately worried that Paradox might start monetizing the extremely-popular TotalConversion.
14th Aug '16 2:34:39 PM Ramidel
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* Word has it that HBO keeps a razor-sharp eye on Creator/ParadoxInteractive, and specifically ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsIIAGameOfThronesMod''. Nobody wants to crack down on someone's fan mod and risk that kind of bad publicity, but the network execs appear to be legitimately worried that Paradox might start monetizing the extremely-popular TotalConversion.
12th Aug '16 2:34:58 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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** Then there's the VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake incident. [=AM2R=] is exactly what it sounds like: a fan-created remake of the second game in the Metroid series, with updated graphics, sound, and new areas. Nintendo sent DMCA notices on it two days after its release on the Metroid series' 30th anniversary, after themselves not marking the occasion with any fanfare.
2nd Aug '16 5:25:36 PM Aiguille
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* Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale actively encourages fan art, fiction, and other projects. However, they have a ban on doing any fan projects for profit, since selling merch is the primary way the creators support the podcast and as a small indie operation they can't compete with fan art the way bigger companies can.
** As of Sept 6th, 2015, fan creators of fake podcasts based on the show have started receiving Cease and Desist emails from Night Vale Presents, which appears to be the "new owner" of Night Vale. Perhaps NVP is just a spin off of the original company Common Place Books and not "new" per say. Regardless, it remains to be seen what effect this new policy against fake episodes will have, considering it is currently estimated that the fan base has created over three times as many recorded fake episodes as the original show.

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* Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale actively encourages fan art, fiction, and other projects. However, they have a ban on doing any fan projects for profit, since selling merch is the primary way the creators support the podcast and as a small indie operation they can't compete with fan art the way bigger companies can.
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can. As of Sept 6th, 2015, fan creators of fake podcasts based on the show have started receiving Cease and Desist emails from Night Vale Presents, Creator/NightValePresents, which appears to be the "new owner" of Night Vale. Perhaps NVP is just a spin off of the original company Common Place Books and not "new" per say. Regardless, it remains to be seen what effect this new policy against fake episodes will have, considering it is currently estimated that the fan base has created over three times as many recorded fake episodes as the original show.
30th Jul '16 12:23:13 PM nombretomado
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-->"For many years, Bradley actively encouraged {{Darkover}} fan fiction and reprinted some of it in commercial Darkover anthologies, continuing to encourage submissions from unpublished authors, but this ended after a dispute with a fan over an unpublished Darkover novel of Bradley's that had similarities to some of the fan's stories. As a result, the novel remained unpublished, and Bradley demanded the cessation of all Darkover fan fiction."

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-->"For many years, Bradley actively encouraged {{Darkover}} ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' fan fiction and reprinted some of it in commercial Darkover anthologies, continuing to encourage submissions from unpublished authors, but this ended after a dispute with a fan over an unpublished Darkover novel of Bradley's that had similarities to some of the fan's stories. As a result, the novel remained unpublished, and Bradley demanded the cessation of all Darkover fan fiction."
21st Jul '16 5:21:20 AM klausbaudelaire
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* In response to the popularity of their video game franchises such as ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', and knowing that the community would come up with derivative works based on their properties, Microsoft has since put up a set of [[http://www.xbox.com/en-us/developers/rules guidelines]] for modders and other fans to abide with, provided that they include a notice acknowledging Microsoft's rules and would not do any works they deem objectionable.
** Which is a bit strange as the act of teabagging in ''Halo'' is seemingly given a free pass even though this appears to fall under obscene content as described in the aforementioned page.
21st Jul '16 12:08:46 AM klausbaudelaire
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* Creator/RockstarGames is known to be rather ambivalent about GameMods; while they do allow other fan works to be made based on their properties, and even show them on their official Newswire, at best they have a mixed stance on modding in general. The End-User Licence Agreement for example forbade reverse-engineering of GTA and the others, yet another clause seems to imply that R* is more or less OK with it. It didn't help that the Hot Coffee scandal left a sour note on both the company and MoralGuardians, and [=FiveM=], an unofficial multiplayer replacement for ''GTA Online'', was viewed by the company as conflict of interest on the grounds of "piracy", leading to litigation and an injunction against the mod's authors, permanently banning them from using Rockstar's services.

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* Creator/RockstarGames is known to be rather ambivalent about GameMods; while they do allow other fan works to be made based on their properties, and would even show them on their official Newswire, at best they have a mixed stance on modding in general. The End-User Licence Agreement for example Agreements on their games explicitly forbade reverse-engineering of GTA and the others, reverse-engineering, yet another clause seems to imply that R* is more or less OK with it. It didn't help that the Hot Coffee scandal left a sour note on both the company and MoralGuardians, and [=FiveM=], an unofficial multiplayer replacement for ''GTA Online'', was viewed by the company as conflict of interest on the grounds of "piracy", leading to litigation and an injunction against the mod's authors, permanently banning them from using Rockstar's services.services and developing GTA-related modifications.
21st Jul '16 12:04:25 AM klausbaudelaire
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** Of particular note is the infamous suit against Danish-Norwegian pop group Music/{{Aqua}},[[note]]The case was actually between Mattel and MCA Records, Aqua's label at the time.[[/note]] to which Mattel viewed the song "Barbie Girl" as portraying the doll character in a negative light. They did relent however, given how they could just use the song (with modified lyrics of course) to promote their toy line anyway, as the bubblegum-pop melody certainly appeals to younger audiences, though [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/Music arguably not in its original form]].

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** Of particular note is the infamous suit against Danish-Norwegian pop group Music/{{Aqua}},[[note]]The case was actually between Mattel and MCA Records, Aqua's label at the time.[[/note]] to which Mattel viewed the song "Barbie Girl" as portraying the doll character in a negative light. They did relent however, given how they could just use the song (with modified lyrics of course) to promote their toy line anyway, as the bubblegum-pop melody certainly appeals to younger audiences, though [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/Music [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/{{Music}} arguably not in its original form]].
21st Jul '16 12:03:52 AM klausbaudelaire
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** Of particular note is the infamous suit against Norwegian pop group Music/{{Aqua}}, to which Mattel viewed the song "Barbie Girl" as portraying the doll character in a negative light. They did relent however, given how they could just use the song (with modified lyrics of course) to promote their toy line anyway, as the bubblegum-pop melody certainly appeals to younger audiences.

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** Of particular note is the infamous suit against Norwegian Danish-Norwegian pop group Music/{{Aqua}}, Music/{{Aqua}},[[note]]The case was actually between Mattel and MCA Records, Aqua's label at the time.[[/note]] to which Mattel viewed the song "Barbie Girl" as portraying the doll character in a negative light. They did relent however, given how they could just use the song (with modified lyrics of course) to promote their toy line anyway, as the bubblegum-pop melody certainly appeals to younger audiences.audiences, though [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/Music arguably not in its original form]].
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