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24th Jun '16 3:50:38 AM DarkMask
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* An interesting subversion involving Creator/HidekiKamiya and his series ''VideoGame/Bayonetta''. When Rule 34 of the titular witch hit the internet Hideki was initially upset ... because the art depicted Bayonetta in a submissive role. Once he let his grievances be known and work started showing Bayonetta in a more typical dominant role, Hideki fully approved it.

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* An interesting subversion involving Creator/HidekiKamiya and his series ''VideoGame/Bayonetta''.''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}''. When Rule 34 of the titular witch hit the internet Hideki was initially upset ... because the art depicted Bayonetta in a submissive role. Once he let his grievances be known and work started showing Bayonetta in a more typical dominant role, Hideki fully approved it.
24th Jun '16 3:50:15 AM DarkMask
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* An interesting subversion involving Creator/HidekiKamiya and his series ''VideoGame/Bayonetta''. When Rule 34 of the titular witch hit the internet Hideki was initially upset ... because the art depicted Bayonetta in a submissive role. Once he let his grievances be known and work started showing Bayonetta in a more typical dominant role, Hideki fully approved it.
21st Jun '16 6:40:21 AM Psyga315
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* [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] legally attacks any parody of his tracts, claiming "It's only fair use if you draw everything yourself." The relevant copyright laws say otherwise.

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* [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] legally attacks any parody of his tracts, claiming "It's "[[ArtisticLicenseLaw It's only fair use if you draw everything yourself." ]]" The relevant copyright laws say otherwise.
31st May '16 8:05:31 PM Kadorhal
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* The {{MUSH}} ''Multiverse Crisis MUSH'' acknowledges this phenomenon in [[http://multiversemush.com/mw/index.php?title=Banned its banned characters list]], not allowing characters from works subject to FanworkBan[[note]]The list officially consists of Disney (By which they mean only the core Disney brand; ''Franchise/StarWars'' and Creator/MarvelComics are still allowed despite being also owned by Disney. Compare with the Anime North example below, where the Disney ban covers the entire Disney media empire.), Creator/MercedesLackey's works, ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'', Creator/SteveJacksonGames, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin novels "and possibly others".[[/note]], among other things, to be played. However, CaptainErsatz versions of banned characters are fine - in fact, there is a theme in the game that is a CaptainErsatz version of ''KingdomHearts''.
* 3DRealms, and by extension, Gearbox Software, has essentially done this to fan-made DukeNukem projects in any game that isn't DukeNukem3D, unless they get money out of it. Said ban indirectly extends to DukeNukemForever, as the [[GameMod modding tools]] that supposedly existed were never released.

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* The {{MUSH}} ''Multiverse Crisis MUSH'' acknowledges this phenomenon in [[http://multiversemush.com/mw/index.php?title=Banned its banned characters list]], not allowing characters from works subject to FanworkBan[[note]]The list officially consists of Disney (By which they mean only the core Disney brand; ''Franchise/StarWars'' and Creator/MarvelComics are still allowed despite being also owned by Disney. Compare with the Anime North example below, where the Disney ban covers the entire Disney media empire.), Creator/MercedesLackey's works, ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'', Creator/SteveJacksonGames, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin novels "and possibly others".[[/note]], among other things, to be played. However, CaptainErsatz versions of banned characters are fine - in fact, there is a theme in the game that is a CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatz version of ''KingdomHearts''.
''Franchise/KingdomHearts''.
* 3DRealms, 3D Realms, and by extension, Gearbox Software, Creator/GearboxSoftware, has essentially done this to fan-made DukeNukem ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' projects in any game that isn't DukeNukem3D, ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'', unless they get money out of it. Said ban indirectly extends to DukeNukemForever, ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', as the [[GameMod modding tools]] that supposedly existed were never released.



* Toby Fox, Creator of VideoGame/{{Undertale}}, has said that while he is totally fine with fan work of all types, that R34 work be given the #undertail tag, to keep it seperate from the main body of work, because "It's a family friendly show!"

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* Toby Fox, Creator creator of VideoGame/{{Undertale}}, ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', has said that while he is totally fine with fan work of all types, he would prefer that R34 work be given the #undertail tag, #under''tail'' tag to keep it seperate from the main body of work, because "It's a family friendly show!"
17th May '16 10:39:47 AM Enhas
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** Another exception was what happened with a near show-quality fan animator, going by the name of Jan. He produced several shorts that were met with critical reception and praise, including people that worked on the actual show when he showed them at conventions, and Lauren Faust herself. It was because of this that he was asked to do some of the animated segments of ''Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony'' as well. But the shoe dropped when he started making ''WebAnimation/ButtonsAdventures'', a spin-off series based around a background colt. Whether it was because he [[IcarusAllusion went too far by trying to make his "own" series]] or Hasbro decided to start cracking down hard on fan works in general, the results were the same. All his videos were cease and desisted (including what he made for the Brony documentary), and only very few of them have been cleared by Hasbro's legal team and allowed back online (legally) since then. And under the terms of the C&D, he is ''never'' allowed to make more pony animations. "Button Mash" has also been altered in the actual series to have a different (much lighter) color scheme as well.
3rd May '16 3:14:03 AM themisterfree
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* There was an official fanfiction ban during the original broadcast run of ''Series/BabylonFive''. This was instituted after the creator, J Michael Straczynski, had been forced by ass-covering network lawyers to prove that he had planned the main plot of the episode "Passing Through Gethsemane" before a fan had suggested that such a story would be cool on Usenet.
* The American cop show scriptwriter and prominent blogger Lee Goldberg has become notorious for being vehemently against fanfic and denouncing anybody who writes it as a plagiarist and thief.
* Any fan remake of a game show owned by Fremantle Media will be quickly C&D'd.

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* There was an official fanfiction ban during the original broadcast run of ''Series/BabylonFive''. This was instituted after the creator, J Michael Straczynski, had been forced by ass-covering network Warner Bros. lawyers to prove that he had planned the main plot of the episode "Passing Through Gethsemane" before a fan had suggested that such a story would be cool on Usenet.
* The American cop show scriptwriter and prominent blogger Lee Goldberg (not to be confused with the New York meteorologist) has become notorious for being vehemently against fanfic and denouncing anybody who writes it as a plagiarist and thief.
* Any fan remake of a game show owned by Fremantle Media Creator/FremantleMedia will be quickly C&D'd.
9th Apr '16 12:32:17 AM Confession0791
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* Kira Kosarin of ''Series/TheThundermans'' has stated multiple times on twitter that she's completely {{squick}}ed out by, and wholly disapproves of the shipping her character Phoebe with Jack Griffo's Max, as they are [[{{Twincest}} brother and sister]].

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* Kira Kosarin of ''Series/TheThundermans'' has stated multiple times on twitter that she's completely {{squick}}ed out by, and wholly disapproves of the shipping of her character Phoebe with Jack Griffo's Max, as they are [[{{Twincest}} brother and sister]].
9th Apr '16 12:20:28 AM Confession0791
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* Kira Kosarin of ''Series/TheThundermans'' tweeted in November 2015 that she disapproves of shipping her character Phoebe with Jack Griffo's Max as they are brother and sister.

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* Kira Kosarin of ''Series/TheThundermans'' tweeted in November 2015 has stated multiple times on twitter that she she's completely {{squick}}ed out by, and wholly disapproves of the shipping her character Phoebe with Jack Griffo's Max Max, as they are [[{{Twincest}} brother and sister.sister]].
8th Apr '16 10:05:36 AM Willbyr
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* Games Workshop, of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fame, did this to the German-made fan-film ''Film/{{Damnatus}}''. Annoyingly, the film's cease and desist order came ''after'' it was ready to release. In GW's defense, they were required by German copyright law to issue it or [[CriticalExistenceFailure forfeit all their copyrights.]] The people who worked on it agreed never to release it, saying that it would have to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar remain on their computers]] for good. This statement prompted the forces of the internet and fandom to somehow [[InsistentTerminology extract]] the film's final cut and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome post it on the Internet.]] Since those who made the film did [[ExactWords everything they were required to do]] to keep it from getting out they are legally safe from retribution. It is quite stunning in its quality, even though watching it in German with English subtitles makes it hard to admire the high quality physical effects.

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* Games Workshop, Creator/GamesWorkshop, of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fame, did this to the German-made fan-film ''Film/{{Damnatus}}''. Annoyingly, the film's cease and desist order came ''after'' it was ready to release. In GW's defense, they were required by German copyright law to issue it or [[CriticalExistenceFailure forfeit all their copyrights.]] copyrights]]. The people who worked on it agreed never to release it, saying that it would have to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar remain on their computers]] for good. This statement prompted the forces of the internet and fandom to somehow [[InsistentTerminology extract]] the film's final cut and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome post it on the Internet.]] Since those who made the film did [[ExactWords everything they were required to do]] to keep it from getting out they are legally safe from retribution. It is quite stunning in its quality, even though watching it in German with English subtitles makes it hard to admire the high quality physical effects.
8th Apr '16 10:02:37 AM Willbyr
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* Neither Kishimoto nor Viz Media has ever taken action to shut down ''{{Naruto}}'' fan works, and Shonen Jump publishes Fan Art of all its regulars, ''Naruto'' included. However, even though they have a section on the official website for Fanfics and Fan Art, it is against the rules of the forum to publish a fan work using trademarked characters. [[EpilepticTrees They must be serious about avoiding cross-pollination between fan ideas and official material.]]

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* Neither Kishimoto nor Viz Media has ever taken action to shut down ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' fan works, and Shonen Jump publishes Fan Art of all its regulars, ''Naruto'' included. However, even though they have a section on the official website for Fanfics and Fan Art, it is against the rules of the forum to publish a fan work using trademarked characters. [[EpilepticTrees They must be serious about avoiding cross-pollination between fan ideas and official material.]]
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