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post #21 of 132
Completely uncalled for. I am disappointed in this turn of events from what many thought to be a respectable game company. I hope they don't make me boycott their games...I <3 Skyrim.
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post #22 of 132
Bethesda sure don't deserve the fallout franchise (don't care if they paid for it, Which i seriously doubt. No good witchcraftisans.)
 
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I've read a few lawyer's takes on this situation and this guy doesn't have a leg to stand on. Sure, it sucks he got so far to have to this happens but they are fully in the right and he is wrong.
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post #24 of 132
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Originally Posted by KinguBah View Post

So which countries laws would this fall under? In Norway, where the site is hosted and the guy comes from, any lawsuit against him would most definitely fail. But under US laws Bethesda would most likely win.

Mostly in the USA. I live here and ashamed of the government and laws we live by. Everything needs to be re written and change.
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I've read a few lawyer's takes on this situation and this guy doesn't have a leg to stand on. Sure, it sucks he got so far to have to this happens but they are fully in the right and he is wrong.

...

Can't tell if serious.
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post #26 of 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post

I've read a few lawyer's takes on this situation and this guy doesn't have a leg to stand on. Sure, it sucks he got so far to have to this happens but they are fully in the right and he is wrong.

Legally, you're correct.

Morally, Bethesda needs to stop being an asshat to a genuine fan. The guy isn't making any money, so frankly, Bethesda should stop being a bully and leave the guy alone.

I'm all for a company protecting their assets if they have been violated in a way that takes away from their profits, but by the sound of it, this guy is basically giving Bethesda free advertising for their franchise. On top of this, the best way for a company to piss off the community is to sue their fans for being fans... I mean seriously. This is wrong on so many different levels.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 4/18/12 at 10:34am
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Legally, you're correct.

Morally, Bethesda needs to stop being an asshat to a genuine fan. The guy isn't making any money, so frankly, Bethesda should stop being a bully and leave the guy alone.

I'm all for a company protecting their assets if they have been violated in a way that takes away from their profits, but by the sound of it, this guy is basically giving Bethesda free advertising for their franchise. On top of this, the best way for a company to piss off the community is to sue their fans for being fans... I mean seriously. This is wrong on so many different levels.

I have to agree with this completely. A nice "cease and desist" email would suffice. Even something along the lines of "we appreciate you as a fan, but xxx" I just think it's a little ridiculous to have gone as far as they did in this situation. PR nightmare and cost of their lawyers time for this? Seriously.
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They could have send him an e-mail asking him remove the stuff instead of threatening with a lawsuit....

totally agree
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post #29 of 132
This is bullcrap, it's free fan art, and i don't see Bethesda suing modders? are they going to sue nexus next? probably not since the mod community is an invaluable asset for Bethesda, since they count on them to fix their games...

Oh and also bethesda promoting "Jaw dropping fan art" http://www.bethblog.com/2012/01/25/jaw-dropping-fan-art/
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Originally Posted by Seid Dark View Post

Bethesda is all about suing anyone they can. Greedy bastards.

I thought that was more of an Apple thing... tongue.gif
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