At 5/27/11 01:44 AM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote:
Didn't we already discuss this? Didn't you already say there's very little action taken against copyright?
Well, I felt there is a difference between sending free episodes or making fanbased parodies and collecting stuff to put on a disk and winning profits through it.
In retrospect, I apologise for focusing this mainly on MLP. I am also quite fond of Little Kuribohs work on YugiOh Abridged and the guys from team 4star, creating DBZ abridged. They also sell T-shirts and stuff portraying characters from the show. So I wonder how far fanbased merchandising stands from infringing copyrights. As I said, there is a difference between making profit based on fanmaterial of a show and making fanart/fiction/... for non-profit uses.
This encompasses more then MLP alone.
I just don't see the appeal of this show. Yes, the show is very exploitable and has endless potential for fanart, fanfiction, and image macros. But besides the meme part of it, what sets this apart from any other cartoon like it? It's basically just Foster's with a painful moral at the end of each episode.
Sorry, for bringing it up so much. That's why I intended to separate the show from the others at first. but yeah, the cartoon club lay dead for quite some time, so I didn't know it would annoy people.
As to why it stands out from the others? In my case, a major factor is the availability. For other shows, I either have to buy DVD's to follow the show through, or hope I can find them free online. Sadly, they get pulled off of the internet most of the time. I could watch them on TV, which would be the best option. But Channels are real assholes at that.
1. TV Channels where I live, have decided that it's great to dub shows. well, wh wah i hate dubbed shows because I'm such a hipster! No, i know some good dubs, but lately it seems as if they decided that with progressing time, they have to spend less money on good voice actors and the quality of the dubs have become painful.
2. The dick move of TV channels to rerun the same episodes over and over again. Even worse so, they totally abandon chronology. This is the case with Cartoon channels, who send cartoons day in day out, but fail to get the rights to air more than one cartoon.
3. Of course, TV has a schedule, and sadly this schedue doesn't matches mine. There's so many options to tape things, but I only tape what I'm sure I like.
An example: Invader Zim. I've watched a few episodes online and I like the show so very much. However, they showed it on TV, dubbed poorly and that was a big turnoff, so I didn't bother taping them. If i were to find a source, then I would probably start watching them one after the other.
And if you watch them a lot, you like them more and more and such.