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Some thread about the law surrounding parody

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Me and my fourth form chums think it would be quite corking if you'd sign over your serious parody well to the local action soap opera concern.

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I ran out of +1's in this thread, all I get now is:

Action failed: You have reached your quota of positive votes for the day

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Ok, there are now seven ratings on Wrestling Manager on the App Store and three reviews. ****1/2?

Ok, are they just all Serious Parody? Or was that $250,000 spent on fake reviews?

One's me, one's WWEDVDNEWS and I don't know who the others are. I can say that I've had close to 200 emails today from people that all said the game was great. Granted, about 20 of them reported crashes and we totally need to get rid of that but all in all, that's not a bad bit of support from some of the community.

The fact that you reviewed your own game shows how fucked up you are.

Do we get to +1 our own posts? No. Why? BECAUSE THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS YOU IDIOT!

Ha, you really think theres an app on the app store that doesn't have the makers own review?

Because as we know, if some people do something then it is perfectly okay for everyone else, even if it is illegal or just downright fucking stupid.

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Notice that last part--Al does it so that he gets his share of royalties. The implication is that he could parody them without permission, but he wouldn't get paid.

Game's over.

........but The Apologetix parody shit and get paid for it. They don't get permission.

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Notice that last part--Al does it so that he gets his share of royalties. The implication is that he could parody them without permission, but he wouldn't get paid.

Game's over.

........but The Apologetix parody shit and get paid for it. They don't get permission.

They also don't get all the profits.

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People don't like it when people review their own apps. It's dishonest. Besides, I covered this earlier. You say your game is good but you obviously don't have enough faith to let it stand on it's own merits so you have to make up some fake reviews.

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Notice that last part--Al does it so that he gets his share of royalties. The implication is that he could parody them without permission, but he wouldn't get paid.

Game's over.

........but The Apologetix parody shit and get paid for it. They don't get permission.

And if they jumped off a bridge would you -- oh hell FUCKING JUMP YOU SHEEP!

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Do you work for The Apologetix's legal team?

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Ok, there are now seven ratings on Wrestling Manager on the App Store and three reviews. ****1/2?

Ok, are they just all Serious Parody? Or was that $250,000 spent on fake reviews?

One's me, one's WWEDVDNEWS and I don't know who the others are. I can say that I've had close to 200 emails today from people that all said the game was great. Granted, about 20 of them reported crashes and we totally need to get rid of that but all in all, that's not a bad bit of support from some of the community.

The fact that you reviewed your own game shows how fucked up you are.

Do we get to +1 our own posts? No. Why? BECAUSE THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS YOU IDIOT!

Ha, you really think theres an app on the app store that doesn't have the makers own review?

Ah, the old 'but other people must have done it too so I'm allowed to' argument.

Havn't heard that since I was 12, nice to see it again

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"Legal" talk from wanna be lawyers is so boring.

What's not boring though, is Wrestling Manager :) Anyone found the Kayfabe Switch yet?

Ahem, RockPaperScissors IS a Lawyer as far as I remember, there are quite a few in here, you're lucky Heel Turn isn;t in here telling you that your a fucking idiot.

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Can somebody actually go get Heel Turn? Flash the Heel Turn Signal!

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Fantastic.

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I love how adamant he is to shill his game, yet is being such a dick to the people he was trying to market the game to.

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"Legal" talk from wanna be lawyers is so boring.

I'd be getting used to it if I were you :shifty:

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Okay Jukebox. Here's how it works. A parody is okay to use if the material is directly referencing it's source. That means, Weird Al and The Apologetix, who as you said parody Eminem, fall under fair use. You own the game, as do I, and I see nothing in here that implies anything other than copying their likeness. The concept of wrestling matches is not a WWE thing, it is a general medium. If I took Weird Al's Amish Paradise, you could tell that he was using Gangsta's Paradise's melody.

Obviously I've voiced concerns about the game crashing, so I won't be able to do this, but you will. Go into the game, and find any tangible examples where this game uses the characters to poke pun at WWE, or even TNA for that matter. If you are able to do that, then that's great! It might be classed as a parody, but otherwise, you are on the wrong fucking track here.

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Yeah, I really think we're almost done here. This is getting repetative and Serious is now even more obvious in his trolling, though I didn't think that was possible. It's been a very fun way to kill an evening but... WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!

I was so close to walking away. :crying:

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"Legal" talk from wanna be lawyers is so boring.

What's not boring though, is Wrestling Manager :) Anyone found the Kayfabe Switch yet?

Ahem, RockPaperScissors IS a Lawyer as far as I remember, there are quite a few in here, you're lucky Heel Turn isn;t in here telling you that your a fucking idiot.

And yes. How else were you meant to save the bloody game, it's not hard to spot it on the main fucking menu.

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Also, here's the thing. I'm not involved in video game development, but I am involved in publication--I'm on the editorial team for a collection of short stories that's set to go to print late next year. I was responsible for assisting in submission guidelines and am still responsible for answering questions about the use of things like brand names in works of writing. The laws can't be dissimilar.

So yeah, "wannabe" lawyer is only half the story. (Y)

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I'm not a legal expert nor am I as smart as most of the posters here. But to me it makes absolutely no sense that you would contact someone and ask them if what you're about to do infringes on their copyright. I'd assume that 99.9% of companies would say "why yes that is too close, please send us money and we will let you use it." Instead you would normally hire your own lawyers specialising in copyright law to advise you.

Regardless though the main issue as PRP raised earlier is that WWE are likely to sue and tie you up and eat up all of your money whether they have a case or not.

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Can somebody actually go get Heel Turn? Flash the Heel Turn Signal!

A silhouette of Daniel Bryan being pinned by Hornswoggle?

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