History Main / ScrewedBytheLawyers

28th May '16 8:20:13 PM nombretomado
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** Sony Imagesoft's ''Video/MickeyMania'', for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. While Disney is undoubtedly a factor in the latter three versions' inability to get re-released, the mere presence of a [=PlayStation=] port is the major obstacle keeping them from ever getting on the Virtual Console service. That later [=PlayStation=] port, titled ''Mickey's Wild Adventure'', got released to the PlayStation Network....[[NoExportForYou for Europe and Australia]] in 2012. Worse still, both Sony and developer Traveler's Tales (which is now owned by Disney rival Creator/WarnerBrothers) stated that the deal was for that port only, and not the others.

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** Sony Imagesoft's ''Video/MickeyMania'', for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. While Disney is undoubtedly a factor in the latter three versions' inability to get re-released, the mere presence of a [=PlayStation=] port is the major obstacle keeping them from ever getting on the Virtual Console service. That later [=PlayStation=] port, titled ''Mickey's Wild Adventure'', got released to the PlayStation Network....UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork....[[NoExportForYou for Europe and Australia]] in 2012. Worse still, both Sony and developer Traveler's Tales (which is now owned by Disney rival Creator/WarnerBrothers) stated that the deal was for that port only, and not the others.
26th May '16 8:49:18 PM Doug86
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* When Creator/WhiteWolf released their sci-fi game ''TabletopGame/{{Aeon}}'', they ran afoul of MTV, who saw it as challenging their trademarks for ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux''. WW settled things by renaming ''Æon'' to ''Trinity''; as a result, copies of the original corebook with the ''Æon'' name are much sought after. The new edition gets around the issue by making the full title ''Trinity Continuum: Æon'', which is apparently different enough for the lawyers.

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* When Creator/WhiteWolf released their sci-fi game ''TabletopGame/{{Aeon}}'', they ran afoul of MTV, who saw it as challenging their trademarks for ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux''. WW settled things by renaming ''Æon'' ''[=Æ=]on'' to ''Trinity''; as a result, copies of the original corebook with the ''Æon'' ''[=Æ=]on'' name are much sought after. The new edition gets around the issue by making the full title ''Trinity Continuum: Æon'', [=Æ=]on'', which is apparently different enough for the lawyers.
25th May '16 4:42:27 PM nombretomado
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** The worst part? On Amazon, a used copy of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will set you back about $33.31 for the 360 version and $56.99 for the PS3 version. That's excluding postage costs. For a game that's still being played competitively to this day, that's a bit much.

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** The worst part? On Amazon, a used copy of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will set you back about $33.31 for the 360 version and $56.99 for the PS3 [=PS3=] version. That's excluding postage costs. For a game that's still being played competitively to this day, that's a bit much.
25th May '16 8:15:05 AM Midna
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' character Starlight Glimmer was originally named Aurora Glimmer until an angry letter from Creator/{{Disney}} led to the name change.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' character Starlight Glimmer was originally named Aurora Glimmer until an angry letter from Creator/{{Disney}} led to the name change.change.
** Downplayed example: Coco Pommel got to keep her name, but is referred to exclusively as Miss Pommel in the merchandise and from her appearance in Season 6 onwards due to issues with the Chanel estate.
8th May '16 5:59:09 PM pinballwiz45b
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** Creator/{{Atari}} did the same with ''Haunted House Tycoon'', in which they claim that it infringes off of [[VideoGame/HauntedHouse their game]]. They certainly were not the first company to make a "Haunted House" style game[[note]]Magnavox Odyssey was the first[[/note]], and we all know how Cryptic Graves fared.
4th May '16 8:48:39 AM Mario1995
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* Hasbro and Creator/DreamWorksAnimation had planned a merger in November 2014. The talks, however, were called off after only two days. Although a common reason was disagreement over CEO's Jeffrey Katzenberg's sale price, which analysts viewed to be more than the company's actual worth, others claim that the talks were called off when Creator/{{Disney}}, [=DreamWorks=]' rival, threatened to cancel their deals and contracts with Hasbro if the merger went forward.

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* Hasbro and Creator/DreamWorksAnimation had planned a merger in November 2014. The talks, however, were called off after only two days. Although a common reason was disagreement over CEO's Jeffrey Katzenberg's sale price, which analysts viewed to be more than the company's actual worth, others claim that the talks were called off when Creator/{{Disney}}, [=DreamWorks=]' rival, threatened to cancel their deals and contracts with Hasbro if the merger went forward. With [=DreamWorks=] getting acquired by [=NBCUniversal=] in 2016, it seems Hasbro's actions to cancel the merger were justified.



* This is the major reason why the TV special ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck and Porky Pig]] Meet the [[WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies Groovie Goolies]]'' may never get a home video release, since Creator/DreamWorksAnimation and Creator/WarnerBrothers are not too fond of each other when it comes to cooperating. The special is available on video sites such as [=YouTube=], but are sourced from kinescope prints and thus are poor of quality.

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* This is the major reason why the TV special ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck and Porky Pig]] Meet the [[WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies Groovie Goolies]]'' may never get a home video release, since Creator/DreamWorksAnimation and Creator/WarnerBrothers are not too fond of each other when it comes to cooperating. The special is available on video sites such as [=YouTube=], but are sourced from low-resolution kinescope prints and thus are poor prints. And with [=NBCUniversal=]'s acqusition of quality.[=DreamWorks=] in 2016, whether or not it will ''ever'' be seen again is even more uncertain.
3rd May '16 11:20:47 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/720/714/bdc.png As explained here]], the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode, "The Mask" got the show screwed when Creator/CartoonNetwork came under heat from MoralGuardians who believed the episode contained lesbian undertones and threatened to sue the network's. bottom off unless they cancelled the show. Many at the network have admitted that ''Courage'' was [[AdoredByTheNetwork their favourite of all Cartoon Network original series]], saying they would have kept it running if it wasn't for the threat. Whatever the case, the show got to air the rest of its final season with reruns as recently as 2014! Cartoon Network has also considered the possibility of a revival as evidenced by the 2014 short, "The Fog of Courage".

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* [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/720/714/bdc.png As explained here]], the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode, "The Mask" got the show screwed when Creator/CartoonNetwork came under heat from MoralGuardians who believed the episode contained lesbian undertones and threatened to sue the network's. network's bottom off unless they cancelled the show. Many at the network have admitted that ''Courage'' was [[AdoredByTheNetwork their favourite of all Cartoon Network original series]], saying they would have kept it running if it wasn't for the threat. Whatever the case, the show got to air the rest of its final season with reruns as recently as 2014! Cartoon Network has also considered the possibility of a revival as evidenced by the 2014 short, "The Fog of Courage".
1st May '16 1:25:10 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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*** After acquiring Music/TheBeatles[='=] recordings in 2012 following their purchase of EMI, Universal Music Group began flagging and blocking any videos featuring their music. It got so bad that '''their own Vevo account on [=YouTube=]''' got the terminated as well.

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*** After acquiring Music/TheBeatles[='=] recordings in 2012 following their purchase of EMI, Universal Music Group began flagging and blocking any videos featuring their music. It got so bad that '''their own Vevo account on [=YouTube=]''' got the terminated as well.
26th Apr '16 9:38:11 AM Mario1995
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[[caption-width-right:350:Here is an example on a video removed from Youtube due to copyright claim.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Here is an example on a video removed from Youtube due [[caption-width-right:350:[[Creator/{{Viacom}} They]] just ''[[DisneyOwnsThisTrope love]]'' [[ClumsyCopyrightCensorship doing]] [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil this]] to copyright claim.Website/YouTube.]]
26th Apr '16 2:04:30 AM Medinoc
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** They later did it again when they released ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', renaming their Orc, Elf and Undead factions with trademarkable but ridiculous names "Orruk", "Aelf" and "Deathshambler".
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