11 votes

Nintendo’s lawyers nuke ‘The Missing Link’ fangame with copyright complaint

6 comments

  1. [3]
    knocklessmonster
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    I'm actually surprised at this outcome as even the mod itself doesn't contain any of Nintendo's assets. In theory, if I were to come up with an N64-game that was functionally identical to OoT...

    I'm actually surprised at this outcome as even the mod itself doesn't contain any of Nintendo's assets. In theory, if I were to come up with an N64-game that was functionally identical to OoT (like FreeDoom for Doom), it would still work. What's next, they'll nuke romhacking.com? The metric ton of various other romhacks of Nintendo IPs?

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      parsley
      Link Parent
      Please don't give them ideas about romhacking.com I think the issue is that the mod got press notoriety. If you see it as "Developer X is getting recognition / press time / internet points using...

      Please don't give them ideas about romhacking.com

      I think the issue is that the mod got press notoriety. If you see it as "Developer X is getting recognition / press time / internet points using my IPs (in ways I potentially don't approve)" it makes more sense they are so zealous.

      I still don't agree with this and I don't like that these disputes are solved nuking the fan projects, but this is hardly the first time it happens and people should not be surprised.

      7 votes
      1. knocklessmonster
        Link Parent
        That's definitely it. Oddly, this is the first time I've known about it, but I'm also relatively new in both the retro modding and piracy communities.

        I think the issue is that the mod got press notoriety.

        That's definitely it.

        I still don't agree with this and I don't like that these disputes are solved nuking the fan projects, but this is hardly the first time it happens and people should not be surprised.

        Oddly, this is the first time I've known about it, but I'm also relatively new in both the retro modding and piracy communities.

        2 votes
  2. [2]
    ali
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    I find it sad that you can’t spin off something you enjoy, even if the goal is not profit. Like fan art is not illegal (I guess) I get that that’s how copyright works but I still find it...

    I find it sad that you can’t spin off something you enjoy, even if the goal is not profit.
    Like fan art is not illegal (I guess)
    I get that that’s how copyright works but I still find it disappointing.

    5 votes
    1. arp242
      Link Parent
      It doesn't need to be; that's just how certain people defined it. Personally I reject this definition.

      I get that that’s how copyright works but I still find it disappointing.

      It doesn't need to be; that's just how certain people defined it. Personally I reject this definition.

      12 votes
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    1. Deimos
      Link Parent
      Please don't do that. If Nintendo's trying to get it taken down, directly linking to a circumvention here isn't going to do anything positive for Tildes. I'm sure anyone motivated to find it can...

      Please don't do that. If Nintendo's trying to get it taken down, directly linking to a circumvention here isn't going to do anything positive for Tildes. I'm sure anyone motivated to find it can figure it out.

      8 votes