Sonic Team stealing

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Yuji Uekawa, Mar 19, 2004.

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  1. Yuji Uekawa

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    In the time when Sonic Advance 2 was developed, one of the biggest online Sonic Communities "Sonic 2 Beta EZboard" was at it's best state. It was all over the search engines, and a lot of general Sonic fans were browsing the forums since it weren't private in any way. I don't want to mention any names, but there was this member who was "very-very" popular. That memeber used Sonic Advance 1 sprites for own stories and arts.

    Now when the Sonic Advance 3 endings have been leaked, there are demos that's almost identically to the stories and sprites sheets this mamber made. This is making a few of us very upset since the old member is a good friend.

    I'm not going to allow this to happen. Sonic Team is stealing ideas from us and making money out of it. It's time we steal from them.

    I've waited for this a long time now, and I have the right stuff to make them cry. Sonic Team made their biggest mistake yet. They're gonna pay for it.
     
  2. LOst

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    I'm very pissed off now. They're not getting away with this >.<
     
  3. Quickman

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    Uhm... please PM me more info? You've piqued my interest.
     
  4. LOst

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    Raping a friend of mine just for the money.... I'm really angry right now. I'm just waiting for my friend to come online so we can together kill Yuji Naka and Yuji Uekawa. :angry:
     
  5. Badass Cyborg

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    Er...? Explanation, please? o_O
     
  6. PinkRose324

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    And who are you?

    Do you have ANY proof? Pictures, Video clips, Game footage? Anything?

    (Remembers Yuji Uekawa frmo "Finally, the site is up" topic)
     
  7. Trigahd

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    WTF? That is the most fuckingest thing I've ever heard. Sonic Team is gonna pay now!

    Note: I know fuckingest isn't a word, but who cares.
     
  8. Yuji Naka

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    Guys, please don't get so worked up...stay calm. We shall explain furthermore later.
     
  9. PinkRose324

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    wtf? NOT AGAIN!

    This is not real.
     
  10. Yuji Naka

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    Oh, and what if it is real?

    The Sonic Advanced 3 ending screens have indeed been leaked. This upsets me alot. But this also means that a playable version of the game (ROM) has also been leaked in order to obtain these screenshots!

    I am very angry.
     
  11. Sz

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    Sonic characters are the property of Sega. Therefore, when you create a Sonic related idea, it isn't illegal ... but by making it public, you really shouldn't get mad at the game developer for using it. It's their character.

    Second, this is hardly the first time this has happened... Shadow bears some striking similarities to a very old fan character I recall...
     
  12. Quickman

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    For the record, I'm not the one using the Yuji Naka account like I was the last time. I think it's Fiz, but I can't see Fiz's IP to check.
     
  13. LOst

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    Fuck no. There is no legal documents saying that the Sonic characters are property of Sega or Sonic Team.
     
  14. Quickman

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    Standard copyright laws. The Sonic character officially belongs to Yasahara, since he came up with the original concept.
     
  15. LOst

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    The game is copyrighted. Not the characters. Well not copyrighted alone. You're not allowed to copy the game without permission. So what? I'm not allowed to copy my school book either, not that I want to.

    As for Sonic Team stealing other ideas is not allowed as long as they haven't showed up on their site.

    They're thieves
     
  16. LOst

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    No, the game says &copy; SEGA 1991. Sega holds the copyright.

    As for the name Sonic, it's a registered trademark of The Trustees of America's Drive-In Trust, a Pennsylvania Business Trust, comprising Ronald L. Matlock and Janice C. George, all United States Citizens Business Trust PENNSYLVANIA 639 Isbell Road Suite 390 Reno NEVADA 89509
     
  17. fuzzbuzz

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    Sonic Corp. ("Sonic") (http://www.sonicdrivein.com/legal.shtml) That copyright refers to 'Sonic Corp.' You can't copyright the word, 'sonic', like you can't copy the word 'sky.' You can, however, copyright 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

    The Archie Sonic Comics notes that Sonic Characters are copyright (or trademark?) Sega.
     
  18. LOst

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    Copyright is the stupiest law ever made. It's so easy to break it.

    As for trademarks, there is another discussion. If Sega owned Sonic The Hedgehog as a trademark, then we can't say a thing.

    The trademark for Sonic the hedgehog died in 1993. If they aren't paying for it, they can't own it.
     
  19. fuzzbuzz

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    How do you know that?

    Directly from http://www.thq.com/Sonic2/ way at the bottom.
     
  20. LOst

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    That's a claim. They can clame to own a trademark. I can claim to own it too. Only the one who's paying for it would win it though.

    Code (Text):
    1. Word Mark SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
    2. Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Video game software; computer game programs; computer game cartridges, discs and cassettes; video computer game programs; home video computer game cartridges, discs and cassettes; game cartridges, discs, cassettes and circuit boards containing game programs for use with hand-held or arcade video game machines with built-in screens; game programs for use with cellular phones
    3. Standard Characters Claimed &nbsp;
    4. Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
    5. Serial Number 78333551
    6. Filing Date November 26, 2003
    Gah, it was dead until November last year. Now it's APPLICANT.
     
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