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configspace



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:48 am Reply with quote
Kinda ironic considering the business that 5pb and Nitroplus is in. They should've just asked for a cut!
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kefkaownsall



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:58 am Reply with quote
Okay parodies are under fair use
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Kohii



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:59 am Reply with quote
Well, it was only a matter of times before the TMA geniuses screwed up. Guess they didn't modify the costumes enough.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:06 am Reply with quote
configspace wrote:
Kinda ironic considering the business that 5pb and Nitroplus is in. They should've just asked for a cut!


Except that 5pb doesn't do any adult visual novels.

I wonder what scenes in the movie violated copyrights with the series.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:14 am Reply with quote
Nitro+ does do adult visual novels though.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:15 am Reply with quote
I wonder if something similar to this happened to the US-based Catherine parody.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:49 am Reply with quote
kefkaownsall wrote:
Okay parodies are under fair use


Keep in mind this is Japan. Their ideas and laws on fair use probably differ a bit.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:06 am Reply with quote
It only said portions were misappropriated copyright infringement...

I'm wondering what portions of the video copied...Was it content used from the anime or what? The logo? Dr Pepper? The original scripting of the anime/game?

Since they haven't said in detail, it seems strange.

They also have a Fate/STAY Night parody AV and that's been around for a long time.

As far as "Fair Use" goes, Karisu has a point with CR laws, but I don't think the fair use was the issue. There's been TONS of AV parodies of plenty of anime out there, and if that was the case, I couldn't see doushinji surviving anymore.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:11 am Reply with quote
Doujinshi survives because it's all done by fans/amateurs. It's not corporate or commercial. A few hundred or maybe a thousand copies of a doujinshi made to sell at Comiket at a price so that the doujinshi author breaks even or perhaps makes a modest amount of money isn't a big deal to Japanese execs. However, if they were to publish such content at a much wider scale then it would get cracked down on really quick.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:23 am Reply with quote
Karisu wrote:
kefkaownsall wrote:
Okay parodies are under fair use


Keep in mind this is Japan. Their ideas and laws on fair use probably differ a bit.


Correct. Japan doesn't have fair use at all. This is why Japanese wikis rarely have pictures at all.

However, Japan usually doesn't enforce the laws at all, which is why doujinshi and things like all those MADs/anime videos on NicoNico can exist.
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animefan425



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:40 am Reply with quote
kefkaownsall wrote:
Okay parodies are under fair use

NO, parodies are under fair use in the US, NOT JAPAN:
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Section 107 of the United States Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. 107) sets out certain exceptions to a creator’s copyrights. These exceptions are generally known as “fair use” exceptions. A person other than the creator of the original work may use the work for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research.”

Japan’s copyright laws are more strict. The current laws prohibits any copying of other people's works or distributing them on the Internet or elsewhere without permission. Present exceptions to the Japanese law are copying works for personal use at home or for use in educational contexts, such as schools.

People, do not assume all the world follows US laws, please.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:00 pm Reply with quote
animefan425 wrote:
kefkaownsall wrote:
Okay parodies are under fair use

NO, parodies are under fair use in the US, NOT JAPAN:

Then they should dub Layers;Gate and sell the discs direcly on the USA and get some profit$
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Mirri



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:10 pm Reply with quote
this is probably part of why Layers;Gate got shut down:

http://www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=​gZbnA2C9eso


quality op reproduction. need hotter okarin though. and faris.

there's no sarcasm in that, btw.

edit: and after viewing some other side-by-sides, it's clearly going a little bit... beyond... "parody"

it's scene by scene almost identical. for serious, darn they did a good job copying the show.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:07 pm Reply with quote
Just one thought comes to mind: an anatomically correct Ruka-kun Very Happy
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Kenji_Ikari



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:21 pm Reply with quote
Looking at clips on youtube, it was probably Dr. Pepper that filed the claim.
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