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30th Sep '16 12:01:16 PM Mario1995
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* The first three ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies had not seen the light of day in the U.S. and the rest of Region 1 since their original theatrical and DVD releases. With the exception of occasional TV broadcasts[[note]]Either on syndication, Creator/WGNAmerica and Creator/CartoonNetwork[[/note]], Creator/WarnerBros (who distributed the three films to theaters) wasn't been able to warm up legal relations with Nintendo, The Pokemon Company (both of whom license the anime) and Toho (the owners of the Japanese versions of the movies), making the prospect of a remastered DVD or Blu-ray release highly unlikely. The issues were finally resolved in December 2015, just a few days after a Blu-ray set of the movies was released in Australia, and both Warner Home Video[[note]]Who, by coincidence, is contracted to distribute Viz DVDs and Blu-rays[[/note]] and Viz Media confirmed that a Blu-ray set containing all three movies would be released in February 2016 in a Limited Edition Steelbook ([[VanillaEdition albeit presented in the 4Kids dub and possibly no special features]]).

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* The first three ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies had not seen the light of day in the U.S. and the rest of Region 1 since their original theatrical and DVD releases. With the exception of occasional TV broadcasts[[note]]Either on syndication, Creator/WGNAmerica and Creator/CartoonNetwork[[/note]], Creator/WarnerBros (who distributed the three films to theaters) wasn't been able to warm up legal relations with Nintendo, The Pokemon Company (both of whom license the anime) and Toho (the owners of the Japanese versions of the movies), making the prospect of a remastered DVD or Blu-ray release highly unlikely. The issues were finally resolved in December 2015, just a few days after a Blu-ray set of the movies was released in Australia, and both Warner Home Video[[note]]Who, by coincidence, is contracted to distribute Viz DVDs and Blu-rays[[/note]] and Viz Media confirmed that a Blu-ray set containing all three movies would be released in February 2016 in a Limited Edition Steelbook ([[VanillaEdition albeit presented in the 4Kids dub and possibly no special features]]).
29th Sep '16 7:07:21 PM merotoker
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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' was completely unavailable worldwide outside Japan for close to a decade due to legal problems, the details of which are still speculated (some think it had to do with ''LiveActionTV/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', or contract issues with Naoko Takeuchi). Toei and Kodansha refused to renew any ''Sailor Moon'' licenses worldwide beginning in 2003, which forced ADVFilms (who had the US home video license to the first two seasons at the time) to hastily release box sets of the show sub-only before it expired. This also prevented the final season ''Sailor Moon Sailor Stars'' from seeing the light of day in North America at all. Both Toei and Kodansha began re-licensing the series worldwide in 2010, with the entire manga being re-released in English beginning in 2011 (courtesy of KodanshaComicsUSA), and the anime (including the never-released-in-America ''Sailor Stars'') in 2014 (courtesy of VizMedia), both with brand new localizations, along with ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' was completely unavailable worldwide outside Japan for close to a decade due to legal problems, the details of which are still speculated (some think it had to do with ''LiveActionTV/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', or contract issues with Naoko Takeuchi). Toei and Kodansha refused to renew any ''Sailor Moon'' licenses worldwide beginning in 2003, which forced ADVFilms Creator/ADVFilms (who had the US home video license to the first two seasons at the time) to hastily release box sets of the show sub-only before it expired. This also prevented the final season ''Sailor Moon Sailor Stars'' from seeing the light of day in North America at all. Both Toei and Kodansha began re-licensing the series worldwide in 2010, with the entire manga being re-released in English beginning in 2011 (courtesy of KodanshaComicsUSA), and the anime (including the never-released-in-America ''Sailor Stars'') in 2014 (courtesy of VizMedia), both with brand new localizations, along with ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.



* Similar to the Zeta Gundam example, the first opening of ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'' suffered the same fate. Tokio's contract prohibited their music to be used overseas so Funimation used the second season's opening instead. Furthermore, a member of Tokio cameos in the ''first'' episode while the forbidden song plays in the background. The English dub track simply renames the band "Kyoto" and again swaps in the 2nd opening song. On the Japanese track...[[{{Unperson}} silence.]]

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* Similar to the Zeta Gundam example, the first opening of ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'' suffered the same fate. Tokio's contract prohibited their music to be used overseas so Funimation Creator/FUNimation used the second season's opening instead. Furthermore, a member of Tokio cameos in the ''first'' episode while the forbidden song plays in the background. The English dub track simply renames the band "Kyoto" and again swaps in the 2nd opening song. On the Japanese track...[[{{Unperson}} silence.]]



* Kenji Yamamoto, one of the composers for ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and the main composer for ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' and various ''Dragon Ball'' video games, was fired after Creator/ToeiAnimation learned that a distressingly large amount of his portfolio was plagiarized from various Western musicians (two notable examples are ''Dragon Ball Z''[='s=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMYt9sGOcTU "Battle Point Unlimited"]] taking phrases from numerous songs on the Propaganda album [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf9F275H7gk "A Secret Wish"]] and ''Kai''[='s=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7fOuZjASLE "The Ebb and the Flow"]] being an almost note-for-note copy of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWM54LRIstI "War"]] from ''Film/{{Avatar}}''). Additionally, Yamamoto's entire sountrack for ''Dragon Ball Kai'' (save for the opening and ending themes) was replaced with Shunsuke Kikuchi's score for ''Dragon Ball Z'', and the HD re-releases of ''Dragon Ball Z: Budokai'' & ''Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3'' had their music replaced with the American soundtrack for the ''Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi'' series.
* Creator/{{Funimation}} was forced to rename their release of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' by [[Creator/TMSEntertainment the original licensors]] because they (the licensors) were afraid of a lawsuit by the estate of Creator/RobertEHoward over the trademark of "Conan". Moreover, the name changes (which include the show being renamed "Case Closed") were even forced on Viz by TMS, making it one of the rare examples of a {{Macekre}} that actually wasn't the English production company's fault. Viz's English release of the manga was also affected as a result.

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* Kenji Yamamoto, one of the composers for ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and the main composer for ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' and various ''Dragon Ball'' video games, was fired after Creator/ToeiAnimation learned that a distressingly large amount of his portfolio was plagiarized from various Western musicians (two notable examples are ''Dragon Ball Z''[='s=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMYt9sGOcTU "Battle Point Unlimited"]] taking phrases from numerous songs on the Propaganda album [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf9F275H7gk "A Secret Wish"]] and ''Kai''[='s=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7fOuZjASLE "The Ebb and the Flow"]] being an almost note-for-note copy of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWM54LRIstI "War"]] from ''Film/{{Avatar}}''). Additionally, Yamamoto's entire sountrack soundtrack for ''Dragon Ball Kai'' (save for the opening and ending themes) was replaced with Shunsuke Kikuchi's score for ''Dragon Ball Z'', and the HD re-releases of ''Dragon Ball Z: Budokai'' & ''Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3'' had their music replaced with the American soundtrack for the ''Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi'' series.
* Creator/{{Funimation}} Creator/FUNimation was forced to rename their release of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' by [[Creator/TMSEntertainment the original licensors]] because they (the licensors) were afraid of a lawsuit by the estate of Creator/RobertEHoward over the trademark of "Conan". Moreover, the name changes (which include the show being renamed "Case Closed") were even forced on Viz by TMS, making it one of the rare examples of a {{Macekre}} that actually wasn't the English production company's fault. Viz's English release of the manga was also affected as a result.



* The first three ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies had not seen the light of day in the U.S. and the rest of Region 1 since their original theatrical and DVD releases. With the exception of occasional TV broadcasts[[note]]Either on syndication, Creator/WGNAmerica and Creator/CartoonNetwork[[/note]], Creator/WarnerBrothers (who distributed the three films to theaters) wasn't been able to warm up legal relations with Nintendo, The Pokemon Company (both of whom license the anime) and Toho (the owners of the Japanese versions of the movies), making the prospect of a remastered DVD or Blu-ray release highly unlikely. The issues were finally resolved in December 2015, just a few days after a Blu-ray set of the movies was released in Australia, and both Warner Home Video[[note]]Who, by coincidence, is contracted to distribute Viz DVDs and Blu-rays[[/note]] and Viz Media confirmed that a Blu-ray set containing all three movies would be released in February 2016 in a Limited Edition Steelbook ([[VanillaEdition albeit presented in the 4Kids dub and possibly no special features]]).

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* The first three ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies had not seen the light of day in the U.S. and the rest of Region 1 since their original theatrical and DVD releases. With the exception of occasional TV broadcasts[[note]]Either on syndication, Creator/WGNAmerica and Creator/CartoonNetwork[[/note]], Creator/WarnerBrothers Creator/WarnerBros (who distributed the three films to theaters) wasn't been able to warm up legal relations with Nintendo, The Pokemon Company (both of whom license the anime) and Toho (the owners of the Japanese versions of the movies), making the prospect of a remastered DVD or Blu-ray release highly unlikely. The issues were finally resolved in December 2015, just a few days after a Blu-ray set of the movies was released in Australia, and both Warner Home Video[[note]]Who, by coincidence, is contracted to distribute Viz DVDs and Blu-rays[[/note]] and Viz Media confirmed that a Blu-ray set containing all three movies would be released in February 2016 in a Limited Edition Steelbook ([[VanillaEdition albeit presented in the 4Kids dub and possibly no special features]]).



** When the series' license was rescued by FUNimation, it began a large-scale takedown of full episodes from YouTube. They have missed quite a few, though, and it's doubtful that a second wave will follow.

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** When the series' license was rescued by FUNimation, [=FUNimation=], it began a large-scale takedown of full episodes from YouTube.Website/YouTube. They have missed quite a few, though, and it's doubtful that a second wave will follow.



* ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' uses the Creator/{{Oasis}} song ''Falling Down'' as the opening theme song... in the Japanese release. [[SubvertedTrope While Funimation was able to license the song for the English release]] [[DoubleSubverted they could only do so for the first episode]] with later episodes (and other international releases) replacing the song entirely.

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* ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' uses the Creator/{{Oasis}} song ''Falling Down'' as the opening theme song... in the Japanese release. [[SubvertedTrope While Funimation [=FUNimation=] was able to license the song for the English release]] [[DoubleSubverted [[DoubleSubversion they could only do so for the first episode]] with later episodes (and other international releases) replacing the song entirely.



* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' was hit with this in terms of releasing the second half of the 2006 series. ''Creator/FUNimation'' intially licensed episodes 1-51 and released them in 2009-2010. They originally stopped for almost 5 years at the point halfway through the series with no plans at the time to dub the other half due to the Japanese licensors asking for more money than Creator/FUNimation was willing to pay. The production for the localization was put on hold for years until 2016, FUNimation has in fact licensed the 2016 series, Hallow, as part of the 2016 Summer Simulcast season, along with licensing the second half of the series a week later on June 30th, 2016.
* Despite [=FUNimation=]'s association with the Dragon Ball franchise, the company still does not have the rights to an English-language version of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' (and neither does any non-Japanese company, for that matter). The reason is because Creator/ToeiAnimation requires ''Dragon Ball Super'' to be shown on TV in the country that it's distributed to, and streaming doesn't count. This is an absolute deal: No TV broadcast, no rights, no exceptions. With [=FUNimation=] still going through ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' on Creator/{{Toonami}} and thus there is no room for ''Dragon Ball Super'' on US airwaves, Toei is withholding ''Dragon Ball Super'' from FUNimation for now.

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* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' was hit with this in terms of releasing the second half of the 2006 series. ''Creator/FUNimation'' intially Creator/FUNimation initially licensed episodes 1-51 and released them in 2009-2010. They originally stopped for almost 5 years at the point halfway through the series with no plans at the time to dub the other half due to the Japanese licensors asking for more money than Creator/FUNimation was willing to pay. The production for the localization was put on hold for years until 2016, FUNimation [=FUNimation=] has in fact licensed the 2016 series, Hallow, as part of the 2016 Summer Simulcast season, along with licensing the second half of the series a week later on June 30th, 2016.
* Despite [=FUNimation=]'s association with the Dragon Ball franchise, the company still does not have the rights to an English-language version of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' (and neither does any non-Japanese company, for that matter). The reason is because Creator/ToeiAnimation requires ''Dragon Ball Super'' to be shown on TV in the country that it's distributed to, and streaming doesn't count. This is an absolute deal: No TV broadcast, no rights, no exceptions. With [=FUNimation=] still going through ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' on Creator/{{Toonami}} and thus there is no room for ''Dragon Ball Super'' on US airwaves, Toei is withholding ''Dragon Ball Super'' from FUNimation Creator/FUNimation for now.



* In the early 1990s, Marvel UK was given the license from Creator/WarnerBrothers to publish ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' comic books in most of Europe (except the US, where they were published on magazines from Creator/DCComics). Marvel lost that license after just a year, were bought by Creator/{{Disney}} over a decade later, and Warner made all their comics based off their property published by DC in all territories following that stint, so it's safe to say the comics will not be reprinted anytime soon. The comics became extremely valuable and hard to find overtime because of the comic book line's short lifespan, and Marvel UK isn't bothering to negotiate with their rival.

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* In the early 1990s, Marvel UK was given the license from Creator/WarnerBrothers Creator/WarnerBros to publish ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' comic books in most of Europe (except the US, where they were published on magazines from Creator/DCComics). Marvel lost that license after just a year, were bought by Creator/{{Disney}} over a decade later, and Warner made all their comics based off their property published by DC in all territories following that stint, so it's safe to say the comics will not be reprinted anytime soon. The comics became extremely valuable and hard to find overtime because of the comic book line's short lifespan, and Marvel UK isn't bothering to negotiate with their rival.



* In late February 2015, a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' DarkerAndEdgier "bootleg movie", ''Power/Rangers'', was released to the Internet. Not only was the movie incredibly polarizing to the fanbase and non-fans, Creator/SabanBrands did not like this at all and put in C&D notices for it on YouTube and Vimeo, where they were hosted. Saban and the filmmakers eventually compromised by reuploading the film on [=YouTube=] and Vimeo with a [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope copyright disclaimer]]-slash-{{content warning|s}} at the beginning of the film stating that it is a fan film completely unassociated with Saban Brands that really shouldn't be watched by little kids.

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* In late February 2015, a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' DarkerAndEdgier "bootleg movie", ''Power/Rangers'', was released to the Internet. Not only was the movie incredibly polarizing to the fanbase and non-fans, Creator/SabanBrands did not like this at all and put in C&D notices for it on YouTube Website/YouTube and Vimeo, where they were hosted. Saban and the filmmakers eventually compromised by reuploading the film on [=YouTube=] and Vimeo with a [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope copyright disclaimer]]-slash-{{content warning|s}} at the beginning of the film stating that it is a fan film completely unassociated with Saban Brands that really shouldn't be watched by little kids.



** The main caveat with the film rights is basically "use it or lose it", meaning that if certain film rights aren't used, they revert back to Marvel[[note]] A notorious example of this is Creator/NewLineCinema's ''Film/BladeTrilogy'', based off Marvel's ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'' franchise. Wesley Snipes' three-year prison sentence for [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor tax evasion]] led to Marvel Comics yanking the film rights from New Line/Creator/WarnerBrothers due to the studios being deemed unable to pull off a fourth film on time without Snipes[[/note]]. Thus, Fox is rushing out ''X-Men'' films in rapid succession to keep the film rights away from Marvel, while Sony has decided to share the rights to ''Spider-Man'' with Marvel in hopes that they will be able to make more profits off the character than they did doing it alone; conversely, they both gave up entirely on Ghost Rider and Daredevil due to their box office weakness under their tenure[[note]]In a similar vein, Creator/LionsGate gave up on ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' after their ''third'' attempt at starting a franchise, ''Film/PunisherWarZone'', caused HypeBacklash among fans and flopped[[/note]]. The whole rights debacle is also the main reason why the ''Spider-Man'' movies [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan were rebooted]] [[note]]Sony wanted a new ''Spider-Man'' movie out the door as quickly as possible before the rights expired, but Creator/SamRaimi rejected the scripts he was presented and left, taking Creator/TobeyMaguire with him, forcing Sony to hastily start anew to prevent the lapsing, to extremely unfavorable reactions.[[/note]], and after the [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 sequel]] somewhat flopped they struck the aforementioned deal with Marvel. As for the ''Fantastic Four'', Fox hoped to get it right [[Film/FantasticFour2015 a second time]] to justify keeping the rights away from Marvel, but it ended up receiving the worst reception of any Marvel superhero movie, making it highly likely Fox will give up on that as well.
** This has created a Catch-22: When Marvel does regain a new property, it's usually only because the property's reputation had been too badly tarnished by the previous studio to continue making sequels. After ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' did poor business at the box office (which many blamed on the [[Film/{{Hulk}} previous]] InkStainAdaptation), Marvel decided not to rush out and try integrate these properties right away, instead opting to focus on newer characters like ComicBook/BlackPanther, ComicBook/TheInhumans, and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]. This is why Daredevil was relegated to a {{Netflix}} [[Series/{{Daredevil2015}} TV show]] instead of a full-fledged movie reboot, and why it's unlikely we'll be seeing ''Blade'' or ''The Punisher'' reboots anytime soon (The Punisher, however, is a major character in the second series of [[Series/{{Daredevil2015}} Daredevil]], played by [[Series/TheWalkingDead Jon Bernthal]]):

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** The main caveat with the film rights is basically "use it or lose it", meaning that if certain film rights aren't used, they revert back to Marvel[[note]] A notorious example of this is Creator/NewLineCinema's ''Film/BladeTrilogy'', based off Marvel's ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'' franchise. Wesley Snipes' three-year prison sentence for [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor tax evasion]] led to Marvel Comics yanking the film rights from New Line/Creator/WarnerBrothers Line/Creator/WarnerBros due to the studios being deemed unable to pull off a fourth film on time without Snipes[[/note]]. Thus, Fox is rushing out ''X-Men'' films in rapid succession to keep the film rights away from Marvel, while Sony has decided to share the rights to ''Spider-Man'' with Marvel in hopes that they will be able to make more profits off the character than they did doing it alone; conversely, they both gave up entirely on Ghost Rider and Daredevil due to their box office weakness under their tenure[[note]]In a similar vein, Creator/LionsGate gave up on ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' after their ''third'' attempt at starting a franchise, ''Film/PunisherWarZone'', caused HypeBacklash among fans and flopped[[/note]]. The whole rights debacle is also the main reason why the ''Spider-Man'' movies [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan were rebooted]] [[note]]Sony wanted a new ''Spider-Man'' movie out the door as quickly as possible before the rights expired, but Creator/SamRaimi rejected the scripts he was presented and left, taking Creator/TobeyMaguire with him, forcing Sony to hastily start anew to prevent the lapsing, to extremely unfavorable reactions.[[/note]], and after the [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 sequel]] somewhat flopped they struck the aforementioned deal with Marvel. As for the ''Fantastic Four'', Fox hoped to get it right [[Film/FantasticFour2015 a second time]] to justify keeping the rights away from Marvel, but it ended up receiving the worst reception of any Marvel superhero movie, making it highly likely Fox will give up on that as well.
** This has created a Catch-22: When Marvel does regain a new property, it's usually only because the property's reputation had been too badly tarnished by the previous studio to continue making sequels. After ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' did poor business at the box office (which many blamed on the [[Film/{{Hulk}} previous]] InkStainAdaptation), Marvel decided not to rush out and try integrate these properties right away, instead opting to focus on newer characters like ComicBook/BlackPanther, ComicBook/TheInhumans, and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]. This is why Daredevil was relegated to a {{Netflix}} Creator/{{Netflix}} [[Series/{{Daredevil2015}} TV show]] instead of a full-fledged movie reboot, and why it's unlikely we'll be seeing ''Blade'' or ''The Punisher'' reboots anytime soon (The Punisher, however, is a major character in the second series of [[Series/{{Daredevil2015}} Daredevil]], played by [[Series/TheWalkingDead Jon Bernthal]]):



** According to Creator/MarkRuffalo, the aforementioned legal issues involving Namor and the Skrulls with Universal also apply to the ComicBook/{{Hulk}} as well, as Universal still retains some rights to make and distribute stand-alone ''Hulk'' movies (similar to how ''Spider-Man'' and Sony are now being handled), as they did with the original ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' and ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and Marvel can't seem to push them into giving the rights back, making the likelihood of another standalone movie featuring the Hulk unlikely.

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** According to Creator/MarkRuffalo, the aforementioned legal issues involving Namor and the Skrulls with Universal also apply to the ComicBook/{{Hulk}} ComicBook/IncredibleHulk as well, as Universal still retains some rights to make and distribute stand-alone ''Hulk'' movies (similar to how ''Spider-Man'' and Sony are now being handled), as they did with the original ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' and ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and Marvel can't seem to push them into giving the rights back, making the likelihood of another standalone movie featuring the Hulk unlikely.



* The best Mario Bava, ''Film/RabidDogs'', is the one he himself never lived to see. The reason? The producer died as production was nearing completion, and his creditors, taking advantage of it, froze his assets and seized the film for over two decades. Owing to the circumstances, a ConspiracyTheory exists where the creditors put a contract out on the producer just to screw Bava's greatest masterpiece over.
* For over two decades, Creator/{{Nintendo}} has had a strict policy of refusing to allow any of their video game franchises be adapted into films or film series. This was enforced after the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' became a catastrophic flop with both fans and critics. This policy caused a proposed film adaptation of ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' to be scrapped, as well as the aforementioned ''Zelda'' fan film. However, beginning in late 2014, Nintendo might be relaxing this policy. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/sony-nintendo-mario-bros-movie Leaked emails]] stolen from Sony Pictures as part of a cyber attack against the studio revealed that the studio was in negotiations with Nintendo to acquire the film rights to ''Mario'' and adapt the franchise into an AnimatedAdaptation, with ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' producer Avi Arad spearheading it. If the negotiations hold up, this would be the first time a Nintendo franchise outside the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series has ever been adapted into a film since the live-action ''Mario'' film of 1993 in the West or the ''Anime/AnimalCrossing'' anime film of 2006 in Japan. Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto [[WordOfGod himself]] [[http://fortune.com/2015/08/21/nintendo-movie-partnerships/ hinted]] such reconsideration.
** This even applies to ''porn parodies'': Nintendo bought the rights to the two ''Super Hornio Brothers'' movies to ensure they'd never be re-released. Copies of the two movies are therefore very rare.

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* The best Mario Bava, ''Film/RabidDogs'', is the one he himself never lived to see. The reason? The producer died as production was nearing completion, and his creditors, taking advantage of it, froze his assets and seized the film for over two decades. Owing to the circumstances, a ConspiracyTheory UsefulNotes/{{Conspiracy Theor|ies}}y exists where the creditors put a contract out on the producer just to screw Bava's greatest masterpiece over.
* For over two decades, Creator/{{Nintendo}} has had a strict policy of refusing to allow any of their video game franchises be adapted into films or film series. This was enforced after the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' became a catastrophic flop with both fans and critics. This policy caused a proposed film adaptation of ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' to be scrapped, as well as the aforementioned ''Zelda'' fan film. However, beginning in late 2014, Nintendo might be relaxing this policy. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/sony-nintendo-mario-bros-movie Leaked emails]] stolen from Sony Pictures as part of a cyber attack against the studio revealed that the studio was in negotiations with Nintendo to acquire the film rights to ''Mario'' and adapt the franchise into an AnimatedAdaptation, with ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' producer Avi Arad spearheading it. If the negotiations hold up, this would be the first time a Nintendo franchise outside the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series has ever been adapted into a film since the live-action ''Mario'' film of 1993 in the West or the ''Anime/AnimalCrossing'' anime film of 2006 in Japan. Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto [[WordOfGod himself]] [[http://fortune.com/2015/08/21/nintendo-movie-partnerships/ hinted]] such reconsideration.
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reconsideration. This even applies to ''porn parodies'': Nintendo bought the rights to the two ''Super Hornio Brothers'' movies to ensure they'd never be re-released. Copies of the two movies are therefore very rare.



* If TheOtherWiki is to be believed, this has also happened to Music/MichaelJackson's Film/{{Moonwalker}}[[note]]His only other major film appearance following his role as the Scarecrow in Film/TheWiz (Film/ThisIsIt doesn't count)[[/note]] because of "specific music and film licensing" for any North American DVD or Blu-Ray release (the U.K. region free Blu-Ray release notwithstanding).

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* If TheOtherWiki [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] is to be believed, this has also happened to Music/MichaelJackson's Film/{{Moonwalker}}[[note]]His only other major film appearance following his role as the Scarecrow in Film/TheWiz (Film/ThisIsIt doesn't count)[[/note]] because of "specific music and film licensing" for any North American DVD or Blu-Ray release (the U.K. region free Blu-Ray release notwithstanding).



** The deletion of the clip from "The Chase" is particularly {{egregious}}, as that clip is the only surviving portion of The Beatles' performance at Albert Hall (which was wiped from BBC archives for the same reason a lot of early ''Doctor Who'' was as well) and survived only because it was incorporated into the episode. These deletions fit the trope as well, because it was done in large part because the contracts with the actors' union in the period prohibited broadcasting any television program more than twice (and the entirely incorrect view of the BBC management that black and white programming was unsellable overseas).

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** The deletion of the clip from "The Chase" is particularly {{egregious}}, JustForFun/{{egregious}}, as that clip is the only surviving portion of The Beatles' performance at Albert Hall (which was wiped from BBC archives for the same reason a lot of early ''Doctor Who'' was as well) and survived only because it was incorporated into the episode. These deletions fit the trope as well, because it was done in large part because the contracts with the actors' union in the period prohibited broadcasting any television program more than twice (and the entirely incorrect view of the BBC management that black and white programming was unsellable overseas).



** Creator/LittleKuriboh lampooned the "Three Strikes" rule to hell and back in ''WebOriginal/YugiohTheAbridgedSeries'': Season Zero episode 3, complete with "[[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark This is what the YPD Actually Believes]]]" disclaimer.

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** Creator/LittleKuriboh lampooned the "Three Strikes" rule to hell and back in ''WebOriginal/YugiohTheAbridgedSeries'': ''WebOriginal/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'': Season Zero episode 3, complete with "[[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark This is what the YPD Actually Believes]]]" disclaimer.



*** Creator/{{Viacom}} was possibly the worst offender, it was known to claim copyright claims to properties it ''didn't own'', like ''Franchise/MassEffect'' playthroughs and even a ''Mass Effect'' video ''[[UpToEleven from BioWare's own YouTube account]]''. They also claimed clips from ''Series/SesameStreet'' that aired on Noggin, because they owned Noggin. And it had the Noggin logo on the bottom right. That is why a lot of Sesame Street uploaders such as [=JonnyTBird4789=], Nantosuichoken, and many other users were terminated from Youtube.

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*** Creator/{{Viacom}} was possibly the worst offender, it was known to claim copyright claims to properties it ''didn't own'', like ''Franchise/MassEffect'' playthroughs and even a ''Mass Effect'' video ''[[UpToEleven from BioWare's Creator/BioWare's own YouTube account]]''. They also claimed clips from ''Series/SesameStreet'' that aired on Noggin, because they owned Noggin. And it had the Noggin logo on the bottom right. That is why a lot of Sesame Street uploaders such as [=JonnyTBird4789=], Nantosuichoken, and many other users were terminated from Youtube.[=YouTube=].



** ''WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}}'' was hit by copyright strikes many times due to [[CantTakeCriticism indie developers not being able to handle Jim's harsh criticism of their game]] [[SmallNameBigEgo and issuing a claim out of spite since they think their games are perfect]]. In almost every case, Jim files a counterclaim and the other party does not respond (they assume using scare tactics would work), which means Jim's removed video is reinstated after two weeks. Jim gets annoyed by this to no end since he's forced to answer quizzes from YouTube to see if he understands what copyright means and it disrupts his schedule for other content he had planned.

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** ''WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}}'' was hit by copyright strikes many times due to [[CantTakeCriticism indie developers not being able to handle Jim's harsh criticism of their game]] [[SmallNameBigEgo and issuing a claim out of spite since they think their games are perfect]]. In almost every case, Jim files a counterclaim and the other party does not respond (they assume using scare tactics would work), which means Jim's removed video is reinstated after two weeks. Jim gets annoyed by this to no end since he's forced to answer quizzes from YouTube [=YouTube=] to see if he understands what copyright means and it disrupts his schedule for other content he had planned.



* WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter was banned from Youtube due to copyright claim ether Creator/{{Viacom}} or Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. He was posting a review of the show. And it was under fair use. But those companies bypass the fair use disclaimer and shut down his account.

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* WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter was banned from Youtube Website/YouTube due to copyright claim ether Creator/{{Viacom}} or Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. He was posting a review of the show. And it was under fair use. But those companies bypass the fair use disclaimer and shut down his account.



* Some flashes on {{Newgrounds}} are victims of this due to being based on copyrighted works, as Newgrounds has received [[http://www.newgrounds.com/lit/legal.html cease-and-detest letters]] from companies such as Creator/TheBBC (for a ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' spoof called "Teletubby Fun Land", which has been eventually renamed to "Tele''bubby'' Fun Land"), [[Creator/JimHenson The Jim Henson Company]], and Creator/{{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM (for a ''Franchise/RoboCop'' flash tribute made by a fan).

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* Some flashes on {{Newgrounds}} Website/{{Newgrounds}} are victims of this due to being based on copyrighted works, as Newgrounds has received [[http://www.newgrounds.com/lit/legal.html cease-and-detest letters]] from companies such as Creator/TheBBC (for a ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' spoof called "Teletubby Fun Land", which has been eventually renamed to "Tele''bubby'' Fun Land"), [[Creator/JimHenson The Jim Henson Company]], and Creator/{{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM (for a ''Franchise/RoboCop'' flash tribute made by a fan).



*** However, "Abandonment" came into play here: McDonald's lost the case because, due to not operating in South Africa during Apartheid, they had forfeited their own trademarks in South Africa and the businessman in question had effectively managed to acquire them post-abandonment. They ended up buying him out.

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*** However, "Abandonment" came into play here: McDonald's [=McDonald's=] lost the case because, due to not operating in South Africa during Apartheid, they had forfeited their own trademarks in South Africa and the businessman in question had effectively managed to acquire them post-abandonment. They ended up buying him out.



* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' video games from Creator/{{Konami}}. The games and their codes are owned by Konami, but ''Tiny Toon Adventures'' is owned by Creator/WarnerBrothers, who have their own video game publishing arm. Because of this, it's unlikely we'll see these games in the Virtual Console service any time soon. Konami's ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' are also in this same limbo.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' video games from Creator/{{Konami}}. The games and their codes are owned by Konami, but ''Tiny Toon Adventures'' is owned by Creator/WarnerBrothers, Creator/WarnerBros, who have their own video game publishing arm. Because of this, it's unlikely we'll see these games in the Virtual Console service any time soon. Konami's ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' are also in this same limbo.



** 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 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.

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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 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) Creator/WarnerBros) stated that the deal was for that port only, and not the others.



* Love Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Popeye}}''? Want to see it on the VirtualConsole? Arcade or NES? Too bad, because King Features Syndicate/Hearst refuses to allow them to. To sum it up, King Features is really, ''really'' touchy on their products when it comes to licensing, a behavior that is dated back to its ''establishment'', and usually it's a miracle when a deal is somehow reached to have a particular licensed King Features media reissued[[note]]This is especially the case with the ''Popeye'' cartoon shorts, which took up to '''2007''' to receive an ''official'' home media release[[/note]]. Namco received a license from King Features and Nintendo to develop a mobile phone (not a smartphone) version of the game, but so far, that's it.

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* Love Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Popeye}}''? Want to see it on the VirtualConsole? UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole? Arcade or NES? Too bad, because King Features Syndicate/Hearst refuses to allow them to. To sum it up, King Features is really, ''really'' touchy on their products when it comes to licensing, a behavior that is dated back to its ''establishment'', and usually it's a miracle when a deal is somehow reached to have a particular licensed King Features media reissued[[note]]This is especially the case with the ''Popeye'' cartoon shorts, which took up to '''2007''' to receive an ''official'' home media release[[/note]]. Namco received a license from King Features and Nintendo to develop a mobile phone (not a smartphone) version of the game, but so far, that's it.



* If you think ''Popeye'' had it bad, the video game adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'' didn't fare any better. Because King Features owns ComicStrip/ThePhantom character, don't expect to see either Sunsoft's SNES port or Illusions Gaming's Sega Genesis port on the VirtualConsole anytime soon.

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* If you think ''Popeye'' had it bad, the video game adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'' didn't fare any better. Because King Features owns ComicStrip/ThePhantom character, don't expect to see either Sunsoft's SNES port or Illusions Gaming's Sega Genesis port on the VirtualConsole UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole anytime soon.



** Creator/{{Atari}} sued to block the PC, Playstation 4 and Android versions of [=TxK=], claiming that the game infringes on ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}''. Jeff Minter, the creator of the game, also created ''Tempest 2000''. The decision has [[{{understatement}} not been particularly well-received]] in the video game community. Atari is also trying to get the game removed from the Playstation Store and make Mintner sign an agreement that he will never make a ''Tempest''-inspired game again.

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** Creator/{{Atari}} sued to block the PC, Playstation 4 and Android versions of [=TxK=], claiming that the game infringes on ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}''. Jeff Minter, the creator of the game, also created ''Tempest 2000''. The decision has [[{{understatement}} not been particularly well-received]] in the video game community. Atari is also trying to get the game removed from the Playstation [=PlayStation=] Store and make Mintner sign an agreement that he will never make a ''Tempest''-inspired game again.



* Half of the ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' games aren't going to be on the VirtualConsole, WindowsStore (Windows), AppStore (Mac), Steam and PlayStationStore due to Archie Comics refusing to license the characters.

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* Half of the ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' games aren't going to be on the VirtualConsole, UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole, WindowsStore (Windows), AppStore (Mac), Steam and PlayStationStore due to Archie Comics refusing to license the characters.



* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' was released on the Wii's VirtualConsole for 600 Wii Points ($6) instead of the usual 500 points due to the game having to be licensed. When the license ran out, Konami didn't bother to renew it and the game was removed as a result. Didn't buy the game before then? Too bad, it's now gone for good.

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* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' was released on the Wii's VirtualConsole UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole for 600 Wii Points ($6) instead of the usual 500 points due to the game having to be licensed. When the license ran out, Konami didn't bother to renew it and the game was removed as a result. Didn't buy the game before then? Too bad, it's now gone for good.



** [[http://fireside.gamejolt.com/post/dmca-notices-for-fangames-bzc9h583 Nintendo struck again]] on the first of September, 2016, with a DMCA takedown notice for [[NoKillLikeOverkill 562 fan-games hosted at GameJolt]].

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** [[http://fireside.gamejolt.com/post/dmca-notices-for-fangames-bzc9h583 Nintendo struck again]] on the first of September, 2016, with a DMCA takedown notice for [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 562 fan-games hosted at GameJolt]].



* In general, YouTube videos that feature copyrighted content tend to get taken down very easily, even if they fall under fair use, due to a combination of the automated Content ID system and how easy it is for parties to file false or misconstrued copyright claims against these videos. Note that where you stand on this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement none of our business]].

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* In general, YouTube Website/YouTube videos that feature copyrighted content tend to get taken down very easily, even if they fall under fair use, due to a combination of the automated Content ID system and how easy it is for parties to file false or misconstrued copyright claims against these videos. Note that where you stand on this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement none of our business]].



* [=MisterDavie=], a YouTube-based animator who did the infamous "[[WebAnimation/{{Smile}} Smile HD]]" music video and the animated adaptation of "Cupcakes", had his works temporarily taken down. This was seen as a ''good'' thing by some of the MLP fandom who wasn't keen on his depiction of Pinkie Pie as a mass murderer.

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* [=MisterDavie=], a YouTube-based Website/YouTube-based animator who did the infamous "[[WebAnimation/{{Smile}} Smile HD]]" music video and the animated adaptation of "Cupcakes", had his works temporarily taken down. This was seen as a ''good'' thing by some of the MLP fandom who wasn't keen on his depiction of Pinkie Pie as a mass murderer.



** Rolfe was asked by Creator/NewLineCinema to take down his movie review of ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII'' from Creator/YouTube and [=GameTrailers=], not because they were offended by his review or anything, but because the film clips in the video were used without their permission. It was also omitted from the Volume 2 set for this reason. Therefore, only Creator/ScrewAttack and his company Cinemassacre's website host the review. Rumor has it that this event led to the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen proposed]] ''Angry Movie Nerd'' side series getting scrapped. Rolfe later re-uploaded the review to Creator/YouTube and [=GameTrailers=].

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** Rolfe was asked by Creator/NewLineCinema to take down his movie review of ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII'' from Creator/YouTube Website/YouTube and [=GameTrailers=], not because they were offended by his review or anything, but because the film clips in the video were used without their permission. It was also omitted from the Volume 2 set for this reason. Therefore, only Creator/ScrewAttack and his company Cinemassacre's website host the review. Rumor has it that this event led to the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen proposed]] ''Angry Movie Nerd'' side series getting scrapped. Rolfe later re-uploaded the review to Creator/YouTube Website/YouTube and [=GameTrailers=].



* Two videos from ''WebVideo/DeathBattle'' have been hit with takedown notices. The first was the [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]] vs. [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]] due to fan art being used and the creator not being happy with what was being used for credit. The second was the remaster fight between [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]] due to the DancePartyEnding using ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''[='s=] "Shine". Both are back, but the Samus vs. Fett video has the music removed, sadly.
* ''WebVideo/MysteryScienceTheaterF1'' had to be posted outside of YouTube, because its episodes would get blocked immediately upon upload.

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* Two videos from ''WebVideo/DeathBattle'' have been hit with takedown notices. The first was the [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]] vs. [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]] due to fan art being used and the creator not being happy with what was being used for credit. The second was the remaster fight between [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]] due to the DancePartyEnding using ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''[='s=] "Shine". Both are back, but the Samus vs. Fett video has the music removed, sadly.
* ''WebVideo/MysteryScienceTheaterF1'' had to be posted outside of YouTube, [=YouTube=], because its episodes would get blocked immediately upon upload.



* 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 with [=NBCUniversal=]'s acqusition of [=DreamWorks=] in 2016, whether or not it will ''ever'' be seen again is even more uncertain.

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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 Creator/WarnerBros 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 with [=NBCUniversal=]'s acqusition acquisition of [=DreamWorks=] in 2016, whether or not it will ''ever'' be seen again is even more uncertain.



* Warner Bros. co-produced ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' and were responsible for home media distribution. Although the first three seasons were released to DVD in Region 1 (with the first two being released in the form of four volumes each season), the fourth season has yet to receive such treatment, since the rights to the series reverted back to Marvel (and all existing [=DVDs=] went out-of-print). Luckily [[NoExportForYou for Americans]], Marvel has released the entire series on iTunes, Hulu, YouTube and Google Play, so unless you live outside America, it doesn't really matter if Season 4 is on DVD or not.

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* Warner Bros. co-produced ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' and were responsible for home media distribution. Although the first three seasons were released to DVD in Region 1 (with the first two being released in the form of four volumes each season), the fourth season has yet to receive such treatment, since the rights to the series reverted back to Marvel (and all existing [=DVDs=] went out-of-print). Luckily [[NoExportForYou for Americans]], Marvel has released the entire series on iTunes, Hulu, YouTube Website/YouTube and Google Play, so unless you live outside America, it doesn't really matter if Season 4 is on DVD or not.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' DVD set was missing 8 of the 24 episodes either because Warner Home Video couldn't get clearances from those episodes' guest stars (Phyllis Diller, Jerry Reid) or couldn't afford to pay an extra license to use crossover characters (Addams Family, Josie and the Pussycats).

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'' DVD set was missing 8 of the 24 episodes either because Warner Home Video couldn't get clearances from those episodes' guest stars (Phyllis Diller, Jerry Reid) or couldn't afford to pay an extra license to use crossover characters (Addams Family, Josie and the Pussycats).
29th Sep '16 5:18:46 AM akaun6899
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** The [[Anime/PokemonHeroes fifth]], [[Anime/PokemonJirachiWishmaker sixth]], and [[Anime/PokemonDestinyDeoxys seventh]] movies are currently affected as well. Unlike the first three were for so long, they ''are'' still in print on DVD, but because they were distributed by Miramax, whose distribution rights to the four they released did ''not'' expire a decade after each film's release, The Pokémon Company International was unable to release them digitally along with the other films for the franchise's [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]]. What makes this somewhat confusing is that [[Anime/Pokemon4Ever the fourth movie]] was released on iTunes and Amazon with the other movies, but current [=DVDs=] of said film are released by Lionsgate (Miramax's distributor) instead of Viz Media.

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** The [[Anime/PokemonHeroes fifth]], [[Anime/PokemonJirachiWishmaker sixth]], and [[Anime/PokemonDestinyDeoxys seventh]] movies are currently affected as well. Unlike the first three were did for so long, they ''are'' still in print on DVD, never went out-of-print, but because they were distributed by Miramax, whose distribution rights to the four they released did ''not'' expire a decade after each film's release, The Pokémon Company International was unable to release them digitally along with the other films for the franchise's [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]]. What makes this somewhat confusing is that [[Anime/Pokemon4Ever the fourth movie]] was released on iTunes and Amazon with the other movies, but current [=DVDs=] of said film are released by Lionsgate (Miramax's distributor) instead of Viz Media.
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* Despite [=FUNimation=]'s association with the Dragon Ball franchise, the company still does not have the rights to an English-language version of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' (and neither does any non-Japanese company, for that matter). The reason is because Creator/ToeiAnimation requires ''Dragon Ball Super'' to be shown on TV in the country that it's distributed to, and streaming doesn't count. This is an absolute deal: No TV broadcast, no rights, no exceptions. With [=FUNimation=] still going through ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' on Creator/{{Toonami}} and thus there is no room for ''Dragon Ball Super'' on US airwaves, Toei is withholding ''Dragon Ball Super'' from FUNimation for now.
8th Sep '16 1:52:49 AM jormis29
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* The fan game ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Uranium'' was up for a day or two, receiving over 1.5 million downloads, before it was hit with a DMCA order. Its legitimacy wasn't verified as with ''[=AM2R=]'', but the development team decided to play it safe and removed the download links anyway. This didn't sting quite as much since, unlike ''Metroid'', ''Pokémon'' is still a healthy franchise, but it still came as a slap in the face after 9 years in development. (That the fan game is considerably DarkerAndEdgier than many of the main series titles and features human death within the first 30 minutes might have something to do with it.)

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* The fan game ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Uranium'' ''VideoGame/PokemonUranium'' was up for a day or two, receiving over 1.5 million downloads, before it was hit with a DMCA order. Its legitimacy wasn't verified as with ''[=AM2R=]'', but the development team decided to play it safe and removed the download links anyway. This didn't sting quite as much since, unlike ''Metroid'', ''Pokémon'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is still a healthy franchise, but it still came as a slap in the face after 9 years in development. (That the fan game is considerably DarkerAndEdgier than many of the main series titles and features human death within the first 30 minutes might have something to do with it.)
1st Sep '16 7:59:30 PM CheslavTheBear
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** [[http://fireside.gamejolt.com/post/dmca-notices-for-fangames-bzc9h583 Nintendo struck again]] on the first of September, 2016, with a DMCA takedown notice for [[NoKillLikeOverkill 562 fan-games hosted at GameJolt]]. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint It's like]] [[StopHavingFunGuys they don't get]] [[WhyTheFandomCantHaveNiceThings why people make fangames]], or something......

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** [[http://fireside.gamejolt.com/post/dmca-notices-for-fangames-bzc9h583 Nintendo struck again]] on the first of September, 2016, with a DMCA takedown notice for [[NoKillLikeOverkill 562 fan-games hosted at GameJolt]]. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint It's like]] [[StopHavingFunGuys they don't get]] [[WhyTheFandomCantHaveNiceThings why people make fangames]], or something......
1st Sep '16 2:43:38 PM mortimermcmire
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** [[http://fireside.gamejolt.com/post/dmca-notices-for-fangames-bzc9h583 Nintendo struck again]] on the first of September, 2016, with a DMCA takedown notice for [[NoKillLikeOverkill 562 fan-games hosted at GameJolt]]. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint It's like they don't get why people make fangames, or something]]......

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** [[http://fireside.gamejolt.com/post/dmca-notices-for-fangames-bzc9h583 Nintendo struck again]] on the first of September, 2016, with a DMCA takedown notice for [[NoKillLikeOverkill 562 fan-games hosted at GameJolt]]. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint It's like like]] [[StopHavingFunGuys they don't get get]] [[WhyTheFandomCantHaveNiceThings why people make fangames, fangames]], or something]]......something......
1st Sep '16 2:41:58 PM mortimermcmire
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** [[http://fireside.gamejolt.com/post/dmca-notices-for-fangames-bzc9h583 Nintendo struck again]] on the first of September, 2016, with a DMCA takedown notice for [[NoKillLikeOverkill 562 fan-games hosted at GameJolt]]. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint It's like they don't get why people make fangames, or something]]......
1st Sep '16 4:18:20 AM C2
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* The lack of a ''StarTrek'' series following ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/16/how-rights-issues-killed-a-new-star-trek-tv-show See here for more details]]. For a Cliff Notes version - ''Star Trek'' was produced by Creator/DesiluStudios back in the 60s. Creator/{{Paramount}} bought Desilu during ''Trek'''s run and would hold on to the rights for many decades, even after Creator/{{Viacom}} purchased Paramount. In 2005, Viacom opted to split its movie and television divisions in two, creating a new Viacom and a restructured CBS Corporation, having bought the old CBS six years prior, which merged with CBS' in-house studio to become CBS Paramount and, later, CBS Studios. This is where things got messy - the ''Star Trek'' franchise was now split in twain as Paramount had the rights to make movies and CBS had the rights to make TV shows. Creator/BadRobot, Creator/JJAbrams' studio, wanted to make a massive multimedia franchise out of the reboot Star Trek series, but CBS, content on fueling nostalgia and sticking with the old universe, would refuse. It wouldn't be until November 2, 2015 that a new ''Star Trek'' series was announced and it was specifically mentioned that it would have no connection to the reboot series, or at the very least, the upcoming ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''.

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* The lack of a ''StarTrek'' series following ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/16/how-rights-issues-killed-a-new-star-trek-tv-show See here for more details]]. For a Cliff Notes version - ''Star Trek'' was produced by Creator/DesiluStudios back in the 60s. Creator/{{Paramount}} bought Desilu during ''Trek'''s run and would hold on to the rights for many decades, even after Creator/{{Viacom}} purchased Paramount. In 2005, Viacom opted to split its movie and television divisions in two, creating a new Viacom and a restructured CBS Corporation, having bought the old CBS six years prior, which merged with CBS' in-house studio to become CBS Paramount and, later, CBS Studios. This is where things got messy - the ''Star Trek'' franchise was now split in twain as Paramount had the rights to make movies and CBS had the rights to make TV shows. Creator/BadRobot, Creator/JJAbrams' studio, wanted to make a massive multimedia franchise out of the reboot Star Trek series, but CBS, content on fueling nostalgia and sticking with the old universe, would refuse. It wouldn't be until November 2, 2015 that a new ''Star Trek'' series ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' was announced and it was specifically mentioned that it would have no connection to the reboot series, or at the very least, the upcoming ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''.
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* The first three ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies had not seen the light of day in the U.S. and the rest of Region 1 since their original theatrical and DVD releases. With the exception of occasional TV broadcasts[[note]]Either on syndication, Creator/WGNAmerica and Creator/CartoonNetwork[[/note]], Creator/WarnerBrothers (who distributed the three films to theaters) wasn't been able to warm up legal relations with Nintendo, The Pokemon Company (both of whom license the anime) and Toho (the owners of the Japanese versions of the movies), making the prospect of a remastered DVD or Blu-ray release highly unlikely. The issues were finally resolved in December 2015, just a few days after a Blu-ray set of the movies was released in Australia, and both Warner Home Video and Viz Media confirmed that a Blu-ray set containing all three movies would be released in February 2016 in a Limited Edition Steelbook ([[VanillaEdition albeit presented in the 4Kids dub and possibly no special features]]).

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* The first three ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies had not seen the light of day in the U.S. and the rest of Region 1 since their original theatrical and DVD releases. With the exception of occasional TV broadcasts[[note]]Either on syndication, Creator/WGNAmerica and Creator/CartoonNetwork[[/note]], Creator/WarnerBrothers (who distributed the three films to theaters) wasn't been able to warm up legal relations with Nintendo, The Pokemon Company (both of whom license the anime) and Toho (the owners of the Japanese versions of the movies), making the prospect of a remastered DVD or Blu-ray release highly unlikely. The issues were finally resolved in December 2015, just a few days after a Blu-ray set of the movies was released in Australia, and both Warner Home Video Video[[note]]Who, by coincidence, is contracted to distribute Viz DVDs and Blu-rays[[/note]] and Viz Media confirmed that a Blu-ray set containing all three movies would be released in February 2016 in a Limited Edition Steelbook ([[VanillaEdition albeit presented in the 4Kids dub and possibly no special features]]).
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