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Copyright Infringement

Discussion in 'Digital Media' started by XD375, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. XD375

    XD375 Shane

    Pokémon AMVs, fandubs, fansubs, and anything else which uses scenes, music, or anything from the TV series is now against the law. I advise people to stop making these or, if they must, keep them private. SHOGAKUKAN PRODUCTION CO., LTD., at the time of this post, was beginning to take a much more widespread action than ever before. If you still want to watch Pokémon online, I believe you can buy them on Google Video for $1.99 USD.

    Use actual clips, voices, music, or anything else from any version of the cartoon
    Post actual episodes from any version of the cartoon
    Use music, whether it be intro music or background music
    Use other peoples' fanart
    If you're to draw the video yourself, you can't use the exact story from an episode, unless it's a general cliché or something

    If anyone wants to help with this copyright info thread, by adding to any of the lists, please don't hesitate to give us your input.

    Latios supplied me with this later in the thread:

    Last edited: Jul 5, 2009
  2. Dark Butterfly

    Dark Butterfly Has left SppFail

    GAH!! no wonder my amv got removed!! but my guess what right though :/ since Sunrise almost sued YouTube because of the Gundam Seed & Gundam Seed Destniy episodes and such *sighs* pretty soon amv's will be banned all together :(
  3. PokeMaster Justin

    PokeMaster Justin Lets Do It.

    thank god those AMVs are so stupid.
  4. absol_trainer

    absol_trainer Well-Known Member

    still, this is a sad day for people like me who cant catch their favorite animes...
  5. PokeMaster Justin

    PokeMaster Justin Lets Do It.

  6. Brian Random

    Brian Random I WAS FROZEN TODAY!!

    NO! I spent a lot of my time making my AMVs... you'll be pretty shocked how many I've placed on Youtube. T___T Guess I'll have to take away my threads that linked to them. *Deletes*
  7. Korobooshi Kojiro

    Korobooshi Kojiro Funnnngaaaaa

    That was overly rude.

    The point is, alot of stuff isn't for sale yet on DVD, so their isn't much any way to watch them otherwise.
  8. RaZoR LeAf

    RaZoR LeAf Night Terror

    They've always been against the law.
  9. Locke-Kefka

    Locke-Kefka Guitar Ninja

    Yeah I'm sad too, I got banned from Youtube a few days ago for making my AMVs and Fandubs. It's because of some company known as "SHOGAKUKAN PRODUCTION CO., LTD" . But there's still one place that I know is safe for now, and that site I'm talking about is Putfile.com
  10. XD375

    XD375 Shane

    I can't believe my own thread got stickied! Yeah, Putfile is better than YouTube.
    It's not just AMvs. It's anything with Pokémon music, episode clips, or anything to do with the show.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2006
  11. Dark Butterfly

    Dark Butterfly Has left SppFail

    But how come some Pokemon videos and such are still up? Why don't they get removed like the rest?
  12. tashan

    tashan Bit by bit...

    aww man that means my eps are gonna get removed soon aswell..... hey is it ok to use soundtracks?
  13. Mello

    Mello Serial Fangirl

    Oh darnit. I uploaded a video which involved me dancing to the pokemon theme. The only thing I used was the theme.... nothing else. The rest of it was me throwing toy pokeballs around >.<.... It'll probably get deleted for copyright damnit.
  14. XD375

    XD375 Shane

    The two above posters will probably get their videos removed. I'll use this thread to help people with Copyright issues when they need to ask, so come here if you want help.
  15. Dr. MECha

    Dr. MECha Prof. of Pokeology

    I wasn't surprised about this due to the fact that producing AMVs and subs are against the international copyrights laws--if that actually exist--from the very beginning. Not to mention that using songs that are already on the market also count as copyright infringement. I think it is safe to say that it best that we can olny make the following medias: live movies (with original music), remix of music from various video games, and flash movies. But with International copyright involved, it may be possible to only post "Deviant quallity" works.

    Hopefully we can still make and post videos of our Pokemon battles on both the GBA and Gamecube PKMN games, if Nintendo and Gamefreak inc. are fine with that. Besides, so far I saw none of those videos got removed from youtube so far.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2006
  16. Wisest Pikachu

    Wisest Pikachu The Wisest of Pikach

    Sigh... It's always disappointing when they do things like this. Normally, anime companies have been fairly lax with AMVs and fansubs. Very few fansubbing groups are sent cease and desist, and most of the time this is by American companies who now own the liscense and want free fansubs to stop. And they didn't out right sue you, like the RIAA.

    But now Japanese companies are also taking legal action. Very disappointing.

    Well, while not enforced that much, it has always been illegal. In any case, these things were most likely continue, though thru more private means.
  17. Shuko

    Shuko Pippi! Pi!

    Yeah, I feel bad about all of this. :/ SHOGAKUKAN PRODUCTION CO., LTD. is the company that owns the rights to the Pokemon anime in Japan, and it really was surprising to me that they'd suddenly create such a huge wave of backlash in the AMV community.

    Have any of you ever been to an anime convention before? I have. Have you ever witness an AMV competition there? I have. Will there be any more of them now? Probably not. u_u
  18. katiekitten

    katiekitten The Compromise

    ...I hope the creators of DNAngel don't catch whiff of this. *clings protectively to episodes* ;_;
  19. Chris

    Chris Old Coot

    Should be noted that while they're not permitted generally, anime conventions pretty much allow the making and showing of AMVs. Though only professionally made ones that are actually any good, unlike the usual YouTube AMVs which involve slapping an unfitting song (usually rock) with a buncha fansubbed anime clips, leaving the fansubs in plain view along with the lil' DivX logo.
  20. XD375

    XD375 Shane

    It's not just AMVs, it's also clips, and anything else, even picture slideshows.

    You must get permission.

    I also noticed SHOGAKUKAN PRODUCTION CO., LTD. took off all the MegaMan Battle Network animé stuff.

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