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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 1 points 32 points (+33|-1) ago 

Good ol' copyright trolls. Fuck 'em.

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[–] FriendshipIsland 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No burn em. No grind up their bones to make flour. No, recreate a world where they live each day as the victim of their own crime for the amusement of paying customers only to have their memory wiped at the end of the day. ...What were we talking about? Oh yeah, burn her!

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Copyright needs to be reformed. It was designed to protect artists and encourage creativity but it is doing exactly the opposite now. The current laws don't fit well with modern technology.

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[–] freedumbz 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

As long as the big money can abuse it they won't let anything happen to it.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The original laws would have been just fine. Companies like Disney got the laws changed and now everyday citizens are completely screwed. Disney will continue to push until the law is "indefinitely" so that they can protect their stupid little cartoon characters. It's ridiculous.

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[–] effusive_ermine 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Good on the 2600 folks for publicly decrying this extortion attempt.

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[–] flyawayhigh [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

This is the funniest thing I've seen all day. Excerpt...

We thought it was a joke for almost an entire day until one of us figured out that they were actually claiming our use of a small bit of ink splatter that was on one of their images was actionable. Here, take a look.

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[–] PiercingAjarDolphin 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

And the copyright oroborus has begun eating it's own tail. I smell a class action lawsuit... oh yeah... ooooh yeah.

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[–] Vheissu_ 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

This is ridiculous. It's the internet, I am sure they can find people actually infringing on their images instead of targeting 2600 over a pretty stretched out claim...

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

their images

That's the best part, they don't even own the part of the image that they say is infringing. They are threatening 2600 with legal action for "stealing" an image that they themselves stole.

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[–] miro 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Technically, Trunk Archive didn't "steal" the image. From the artwork page:

I did some ink backgrounds for my upcoming artworks, and I thought I'd share the textures with the rest of the world.
Free for non-commercial/commercial use. Feel free to post on your blogs etc.
Crediting is not required, but would be nice. ^^
Peace.

Trunk Archive's threat of legal action is insane and hypocritical, but both they and 2600 had the right to use that image.

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[–] shuggermyshingle 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Wow, I haven't thought about 2600.com in years. Really good to see them still doing their thing.

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[–] Psylent 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

most 2600 'people' work for the government / military now. Any real subversive hacking is no longer welcome in the 2600 circles.

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[–] ElementalPee 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't know if you listen to the radio show but I always liked Bernie S. He always seemed to know everything about how everything works and it's great hearing him explain it. After his stint in prison I'm sure he's in no hurry to publicly do anything very subversive. But yeah, different times.

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[–] drdeadringer 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If the "aggrieved party" were brought into the office and given an ink-blot test, I wonder if they would sue the therapist for copyright or utterly break down in some Lovecraftian way.

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