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Capcom and SNK Playmore won't sue M.U.G.E.N (Read 54014 times)

Started by Messatsu, August 26, 2007, 08:00:24 pm
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Capcom and SNK Playmore won't sue M.U.G.E.N
#1  August 26, 2007, 08:00:24 pm
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Well, probably not.

Because this was often a point of discussion, I emailed Capcom and SNK Playmore early in 2007 for what their take on the legality of fan-made, non-profit games (like M.U.G.E.N) was with respect to their intellectual properties.  Initially, SNKP said that any use of IPs without written consent was prohibited--regardless of whether someone would profit or not from it.  I announced this reply to the community and SNKP was treated to a flurry of responses from angered Mugenites.  SNKP gave "permission" to the M.U.G.E.N community to let chaos reign to release derivative works to the public with the stipulation that no profit will be generated.  Capcom's response was kind of generic and just reused their response they give for fanart.

Despite the fact that we loosely have "permission" to release non-profit, copyright derivative works from these companies, as a community, we don't care about the tired discussion about how M.U.G.E.N is violating copyrights and such.  In any case, we honor the companies' request to keep copyright derivate works free of charge in M.U.G.E.N.  This includes disallowing certain links in the forum that violates this and facilitating the shutdown of eBay auctions selling M.U.G.E.N games.


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#2  August 27, 2007, 02:09:37 am
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In any case, we honor the companies' request to keep copyright derivate works free of charge in M.U.G.E.N.  This includes disallowing certain links in the forum that violates this and facilitating the shutdown of eBay auctions selling M.U.G.E.N games.
wow u actually emailed them and thats awesome and we should
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#3  August 27, 2007, 11:55:56 pm
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You realize both companies browse the Mugen communities looking for ideas.


SNK should really incorporate some of the Kula clones into their canon.

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#4  August 28, 2007, 12:00:49 am
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...Well, not  ;P

LOL! we are now their victims, they steal our ideas  --;

GIMME SOME CASH FOR THEM WILL YA'??
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#5  August 28, 2007, 12:50:34 am
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that is kinda true ill bet my bottem dollar that they do scour the mugen community to get ideas for their own characters


further more i wonder what their take on MUGEN originals would be like

 DragonClaw, thor, the DC characters and so on
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#6  August 28, 2007, 05:09:37 pm
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that is kinda true ill bet my bottem dollar that they do scour the mugen community to get ideas for their own characters
You don't seriously believe that nonsense, do you?
further more i wonder what their take on MUGEN originals would be like

 DragonClaw, thor, the DC characters and so on
Only one of which is an actual original character.

Mugen might have had a part when Capcom designed the "groundbreaking" CFJ.  ;P
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#7  August 29, 2007, 04:54:12 pm
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only edited charcters they can use,  stuff like Reu's dragonclaw is (c)
I'm just too damn busy with college for RIOT Control.

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#8  August 30, 2007, 05:52:06 am
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That`s right...Reu will sue the a$$ of everyone who might try to make a profit of Dragon Claw...it`s copyrighted and even has merchandise lol! --;

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#9  August 30, 2007, 05:57:58 am
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some time ago, people were wondering if SVC's Violent Ken were based on Mugen's Evil ken.

and yeah... stuff 100% original like dragon claw they can't touch. but thor and alike... not problem in there, since we used their sprites to make them in the first place.

and yes. even frankensprited characters are still considered copyright from the original companies. at least that is what i understood from the e-mail i sent to capcom. (back then i wanted to use frankenspritting to sprite some original concepts of mine for a full game. so i sent an e-mail asking who the copyright would belong, me or capcom).
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#10  September 02, 2007, 11:54:59 pm
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I love how SNK said "Recently there has been a flurry of emails to us regarding the use of SNK matireals for private use on the M.U.G.E.N engine."
So basically they got spammed into submission.
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#11  September 02, 2007, 11:59:50 pm
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I love how SNK said "Recently there has been a flurry of emails to us regarding the use of SNK matireals for private use on the M.U.G.E.N engine."
So basically they got spammed into submission.

lolz nice........
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#12  December 10, 2007, 10:12:08 am
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If anyone still has screenshots or other replicas of the email(s) please throw them in here.
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#13  December 10, 2007, 10:10:03 pm
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Still got the SNKP stuff in my gmail and can bring up the Capcom response.  I'm just lazy, so it may take some time.


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#14  December 26, 2007, 07:51:14 pm
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that is kinda true ill bet my bottem dollar that they do scour the mugen community to get ideas for their own characters
You don't seriously believe that nonsense, do you?
further more i wonder what their take on MUGEN originals would be like

 DragonClaw, thor, the DC characters and so on
Only one of which is an actual original character.

Mugen might have had a part when Capcom designed the "groundbreaking" CFJ.  ;P

WE AINT TALKIN STUPID CAPCOM AND SNK ARE IN A CONSPIRACY.

They may make a snk vs capcom 3 but I hily doubt it from Mugen.

For instance you have SF3 Evil Ryu going up against Terry 2003.

Or you may have Eyedol going up against Kintaro.

They are trying to make stuff better from our ideas. and sprite sets.
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#15  March 24, 2008, 04:12:04 pm
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honestly, how can they stop it? if you cant beat em, join em.
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#16  April 19, 2008, 09:06:59 pm
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if they do look into the mugen community I bet they see some of the amazing ideas and wonder why they didn't think of them first.
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#17  May 01, 2008, 03:39:03 am
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The only way when Capcom or SNK actually sues people is if they actually sell Mugen.
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#18  May 17, 2008, 07:10:31 pm
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#19  May 17, 2008, 07:17:48 pm
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#20  December 31, 2008, 07:21:35 am
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what the f*** cant read a thing!!