Sybarite Paladin AxL Posted January 14, 2008 Author Share Posted January 14, 2008 Funny, I didn't actually post. I had it on quick reply but didn't press the post button. It takes me a long time to answer anyway because I get easily distracted. This post will get edited with a full response once I collect my ideas into one. edit:You posted half and hour ago.. ? Btw I'm not trying to make any of this sound personal (although I realise it does). I just think the practice really cheats the authors out of their dues. In defending that you're trying to downplay the value of the author's work, which I don't think is cool. EDIT: Added to the other post- you don't need to register in order to establish copyright. However, you said '"Creating" is an overstatement' with regard to MUGEN works, which is an equally pejorative way of looking at it as saying it is not art and not worth protecting. And what's wrong with GameFAQs? I know you're not trying to make it sound personal, and I enjoy the intelligent discourse and aggressive defense that you put up. I said "creating" is an overstatement. Let me clarify. This pertains, in my view, only to characters, stages etc. that would count as derivate work, i.e. "Orochi Terry", not completely original characters such as Dragon Claw. Since you're basically just gluing some sprites together, how is that "creating"? Creating is when you drawn your own sprites, records your own sounds and generally do something from scratch. Dragon Claw was created, Reu's other characters, Evil Ryu and Evil Ken were sewn together. It's just that simple. Yes I do that they are worth protecting regardless, but at the cost of the author's right to distribution. Nothing is wrong with GameFAQS per se, I just used it to exemplify the bandwagon I was referring to. Simply put, people copy the idea of "legal stuff" from reading other FAQs. If the first FAQ creators hadn't put this in their FAQs, then I seriously believe that no one would've started doing so on their own. They're just following a trend, it's "cool" to have copyright. You realize this by reading various "legal sections" in each FAQs... And this can be applied to MUGEN developers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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