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Doujin, fanfiction, and cosplay almost just became illegal.
Posted 8/23/15
Somebodies right hand would have gotten a break if this went through
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Posted 8/23/15 , edited 8/23/15
Whew! I'm glad that fell apart! I had a feeling it would, but it's still a relief.
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Posted 8/23/15

twintiger12 wrote:

What about fanart and cosplay of comic book heroes, and video games, fanfic like Fifty Shades of Grey? If they are ok, then why same thing from anime aren't.

Street performers wearing costumes at Hollywood would be branded criminals?


They would all have been considered illegal and potentially subject to prosecution. 50 shades of Grey may have escaped prosecution however, as the author made a huge amount of money and could therefore hire a good team of lawyers. In the case of video games, the existence of DOTA and Team Fortress would be illegal as they started out as mods to other games. Arguably, if DOTA had never existed then MOBAs (and the huge amounts of money they bring in for big companies such as Riot and Valve) would have been little more than an obscure footnote in history with games such as Herzog Zwei in 1989 or with Future Cop: LAPD in 1998.


Posted 8/23/15

Buckerss wrote:


AiYumega wrote:
Copyright laws are notoriously lax in Japan

Unless it's Nintendo.

*snorts*
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Posted 8/23/15 , edited 8/23/15
Well what prevents Americans from going to jail or paying outrageous fines for cosplaying as superheros at conventions or making fanart I wonder?
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Posted 8/23/15
What's with this TPP? I only hear bad things about it...
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Posted 8/23/15
That's why we need anarchy. Politicians are so disconnected from reality, it's gross.
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Posted 8/23/15
So I can go naked around the malls agian?
oh *looks up* wrong thread...
But then I remember nudist beach so you could call it cosplay if you want

Ladies and gentleman please roll the famous Spin-off's.
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Posted 8/23/15
I have a lot saved on my hard drive. I should backup more just in case.
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Posted 8/23/15 , edited 8/23/15

twintiger12 wrote:

What about fanart and cosplay of comic book heroes, and video games, fanfic like Fifty Shades of Grey? If they are ok, then why same thing from anime aren't.

Street performers wearing costumes at Hollywood would be branded criminals?


People do fanfic of Fifty Shades of Grey ?


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Posted 8/23/15

The_Eye_0_0 wrote:
People do fanfic of Fifty Shades of Grey ?


Women write fanfiction for very many things.
Posted 8/23/15

PrinceJudar wrote:


The_Eye_0_0 wrote:
People do fanfic of Fifty Shades of Grey ?


Women write fanfiction for very many things.


That book actually is Twilight fanfiction.
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Posted 8/23/15

AiYumega wrote:
That book actually is Twilight fanfiction.


Yep. Used to be.

I have some really good Naruto fanfiction on my hard drive that I found reading through 100's of thousands.

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Posted 8/23/15

Voc666IV wrote:


twintiger12 wrote:

What about fanart and cosplay of comic book heroes, and video games, fanfic like Fifty Shades of Grey? If they are ok, then why same thing from anime aren't.

Street performers wearing costumes at Hollywood would be branded criminals?


They would all have been considered illegal and potentially subject to prosecution. 50 shades of Grey may have escaped prosecution however, as the author made a huge amount of money and could therefore hire a good team of lawyers. In the case of video games, the existence of DOTA and Team Fortress would be illegal as they started out as mods to other games. Arguably, if DOTA had never existed then MOBAs (and the huge amounts of money they bring in for big companies such as Riot and Valve) would have been little more than an obscure footnote in history with games such as Herzog Zwei in 1989 or with Future Cop: LAPD in 1998.

Imagine game con and comic con without cosplay. Even game producers and comic authors would think it's stupid.
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Posted 8/23/15
That was a close call.
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