Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

IPE: MMO Fallout Hit With DMCA Takedown

Hello folks, I initially grappled with whether to publish this piece, and just decided to go with it. It came to my attention over the weekend that MMO Fallout, specifically our domain host, has been hit with a DMCA takedown notice. The notice was sent to us in regards to an In Plain English article […]

US Copyright Office: No, the Carlton Is Not Copyrightable

Alfonso Ribeiro is best known for his character Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ribeiro came back into the public spotlight after launching lawsuits against Epic Games and Take-Two Interactive over copyright claims that he owns the famous dance popularized by the TV Show, informally known as The Carlton. The lawsuit alleges that both […]

[NM] Star Control On Stardock’s Website Following DMCA

Star Control Origins has returned to digital store shelves following its removal from Steam and Good Old Games just a few days ago. Star Control: Origins was removed from Steam and Good Old Games following a DMCA takedown request by Fred Ford and Paul Reiche, two individuals with whom developer Stardock is currently fighting in […]

[Column] PUBG’s Ridiculous Ownership Claim on the Frying Pan

PUBG Corp has finally decided to pull up its britches and sue NetEase for copying Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, a move that will certainly make for some monumental court precedent. While I do have coverage coming for this 155 page complaint once I get done reading it, one bit that caught my eye was on PUBG Corp’s […]

In Plain English: No, Epic Games Isn’t Suing A 14 Year Old Just For Cheating

(Update 9/10: Out of respect for the courts, MMO Fallout has redacted the name of the defendant) Epic Games has made some news this month over the announcement that they are filing lawsuits against people cheating in Fortnite. How many lawsuits? This many, so far: One particular lawsuit has caught greater attention because it turns […]

Chaturday: The Story of In Plain English and how Atlus Got Copyright Wrong

If I had to give an award for the part of MMO Fallout that fills me with equal amounts of pride and disappointment, it would be the In Plain English column. For those who haven’t been following this website long, In Plain English is one of those columns I started as a direct response to […]

STICLI Games: Toxic Developer With Invalid EULA

STICLI Games is the developer of Airport Master on Steam, a $15 airport simulator that by all accounts seems to be a decent game that merely suffers from a bad user interface. The developer, however, seems intent on driving their reputation directly into the river by coming right off the starting line with toxic behavior, […]

Crowdfunding Fraudsters: Legend of Zelda On Unreal

Fraudster: 2a:¬† a person who is not what he or she pretends to be :impostor; Gather around, students, for it is time for another Crowdfunding Fraudsters courtesy of MMO Fallout and a never ending legion of people whose motivations are, shall we say for the sake of legal liability, questionable? The reason we call this […]

League of Angels Using Assets Lifted From Final Fantasy XIV

League of Angels developer Youzu Interactive Co. Ltd (or whoever is responsible for their advertising) is directly stealing video and audio assets from¬†Final Fantasy XIV for use in promotional materials. This revelation isn’t particularly new, it’s in a footnote on the game’s Wikipedia article. Follow the link in League of Angel’s advertising and it takes […]

[Not Massive] Criticism Mounting of Paid Mods Program

[Update]: Tripwire Interactive has expressly forbidden the use of paid mods in its EULA for Killing Floor 2. Your Mods must be distributed for free, period. Neither you, nor any other person or party, may sell them to anyone, commercially exploit them in any way, or charge anyone for receiving or using them without prior […]

? Top MMORPG Blogs to Follow