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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.]]
15th Mar '16 5:10:26 PM Dragon-Kid
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* Tomonobu Itagaki sued a modding community years ago over their making nude mods of the female characters from the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series. He specifically cited the fact that the characters were like "his daughters" and that the mods were akin to violating them in real life. Most people on the Internet speculate that the lawsuit may have stemmed more from a personal problem with westerners (the modding community was American) than with maintaining copyright and the brand's purity, since neither he nor Tecmo have batted an eye at the metric tonsloads of {{Hentai}} {{Doujinshi}} featuring those characters engaging in acts that would get them arrested in at least 30 countries. And saying that the [=DoA=] characters are like his daughters gets a little awkward given the sheer amount of {{Fanservice}} in the series.

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* Tomonobu Itagaki sued a modding community years ago over their making nude mods of the female characters from the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series. He specifically cited the fact that the said characters were like "his daughters" and that the mods were akin to violating them in real life. Most people on the Internet speculate that the lawsuit may have stemmed more from a personal problem with westerners (the modding community was American) than with maintaining copyright and the brand's purity, since neither he nor Tecmo have batted an eye at the metric tonsloads of {{Hentai}} {{Doujinshi}} featuring those characters engaging in acts that would get them arrested in at least 30 countries. And saying that the [=DoA=] characters girls are like his daughters gets a little awkward given the sheer amount of {{Fanservice}} in the series.
11th Feb '16 5:35:01 AM Perey
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** As of this writing, Wizards of the Coast has announced plans for a yet-unnamed similar policy for the new 5th edition, though details are scant. Quoth Chris Perkins, "It is our intention to bring back the OGL. We just don't know when we are going to do it yet."

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** As of this writing, Wizards of the Coast has announced plans for a yet-unnamed similar policy for And the new 5th edition, though details are scant. Quoth Chris Perkins, "It Edition is our intention to bring back under the OGL. We just don't know when we are going same Open Gaming License as 3rd Edition, quite possibly as a reaction to do it yet."the continuing success of the aforementioned TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} and other 3rd Edition-compatible products.
11th Jan '16 1:35:39 PM kazokuhouou
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*** ''Project M'' is an interesting case. During the invitational tournament held during E3 2014 to promote ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros 4'', several of the participants, notable competitive players, had learned that Nintendo was quite aware of ''Project M''. Some of them were even afraid that Nintendo would soon take legal action against the team developing the mod, but such a thing never came to pass. However, later on Nintendo became an official sponsor for Apex 2015, a popular tournament series heavily featuring games in the ''Smash'' series, including ''Project M'', which was now removed from the game lineup. It's largely believed that Nintendo won't just C&D the ''Project M'' team because at the time of the invitational Nintendo was trying to [[WinBackTheCrowd appeal to the competitve community]] and get them interested in Smash 4 after ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'''s [[ContestedSequel lukewarm reception]], which ''Project M'' is seen as a [[BetterThanCanon vastly improved version of]] by [[TournamentPlay that part of the community]], and that C&Ding it would burn that bridge; pretending it doesn't exist is the middle ground they decided on.

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*** ''Project M'' is an interesting case. During the invitational tournament held during E3 2014 to promote ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros 4'', several of the participants, notable competitive players, had learned that Nintendo was quite aware of ''Project M''. Some of them were even afraid that Nintendo would soon take legal action against the team developing the mod, but such a thing never came to pass. However, later on Nintendo became an official sponsor for Apex 2015, a popular tournament series heavily featuring games in the ''Smash'' series, including ''Project M'', which was now removed from the game lineup. It's largely believed that Nintendo won't just C&D the ''Project M'' team because at the time of the invitational Nintendo was trying to [[WinBackTheCrowd appeal to the competitve community]] and get them interested in Smash 4 after ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'''s [[ContestedSequel lukewarm reception]], which ''Project M'' is seen as a [[BetterThanCanon vastly improved version of]] by [[TournamentPlay that part of the community]], and that C&Ding it would burn that bridge; pretending it doesn't exist is the middle ground they decided on. ''Project M'' eventually ended on its own volition, realizing that the scope of the project had grown so much that Nintendo, if it so chose, could have ''sued'' instead of C&D-ing it.
11th Dec '15 5:45:21 AM LaptopGuy
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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.
7th Dec '15 6:35:02 AM Raptorslash
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* The owners of the ''{{Tintin}}'' copyright are known to aggressively go after fanfiction and fanart. This originates from {{Creator/Herge}} requesting that no more albums be published after his death.
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