So what about politically provocative flashes? Or offensive ones? Or anything else that people here use to express themselves that somebody with a tie somewhere humbugs at? Those on the way out next too? There's tons of websites that have copyrighted stuff everywhere that don't give a shit about where it came from. You think the degenerates running 4chan would make any effort whatsoever to protect the copyrights of others at the expense of its users? No, because go fuck yourself is more than enough to get the suits to back down when it comes to what's on your website. Is the site really on the verge of getting shut down the next time someone uses a picture from a copyrighted broadcast of the National Football League in a flash 100,000 people will watch for free?
I mean if you're straight stealing a song or flash and claiming it as your own, then of course, get rid of that shit, but if you're making a gears of war parody and you use a picture that happens to be copyrighted, so what? If that's what the author wanted to manipulate into his thing, more power to him. If Lars Ulrich wanted to bitch about a Metallica song in a flash, I'm pretty sure you could make a newspost saying everyone make as many flashes with a Metallica song as you possible can and we'll call it Metallica day, and nothing would happen except Lars would cry himself to sleep at night. I mean, I always figured everything, by everyone was supposed to mean EVERYTHING.
I mean if people have the access to torrent download expensive ass stuff like this for the lulz without any way for the original creators to stop them, than how could NG not be perfectly capable of covering its ass when it's not even distributing unedited copyrighted material? It's just showing manipulated copyrighted material as a small part of a huge animation. I just don't see how we couldn't still get away with this if that's what you had wanted. You don't see Facebook putting notices up saying "Please stop using copyrighted images in your wallposts." Still just an individual expressing themselves amongst a social network for no profit. Seems more like a case of able, but not willing than willing, but not able. Could someone please elaborate for me in a way that doesn't bring this pic to mind?