Square Enix Puts 3D-Printed Final Fantasy Figures Out of Business

Square Enix consistently protects its trademarks and copyrights. And still people consistently use them without permission. So it's perhaps not a surprise that an artist selling a Final Fantasy action figure series was shut down when Square's lawyers told his 3D printer to cease and, yes, desist.

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Snookies121651d ago

Oh BS! I really wanted some of those too... Man I hate Square Enix at times.....

-Foxtrot1651d ago

at times....

More like the majority of the time

Foxgod1651d ago (Edited 1651d ago )

Dude, thats major copyright infringement..
I am not fond of SE either, but SE is 100% right here, you cant go and earn money on selling other people's IP's.

jerethdagryphon1651d ago

there a loads of small styalized things that escape ip problems cause there differetn if he listed them as 3d prints of animie style chars without names hed probobly get away

Inception1651d ago

I knew it's sucks because i want some of the figures too. But you can't blame SE this time. Those people break the law by use copyright material and sell it without permission from SE. It more or less the same with pirates.

admiralvic1651d ago

Pirates? No.
Bootleggers? Yes.

The main difference is that no one is really making a profit off the pirates, where as bootleggers are stealing money that Square could have made off selling similar figures.

Think of it like this... bootlegging would be selling an illegally made copy of a DVD and making like $3 dollars on it. Not only are the companies losing the purchase, but someone else is directly profiting off their work for minimal / no effort.

NeXXXuS1651d ago (Edited 1651d ago )

Now Squeenix is going to make lots of money making these figures now.

hay1651d ago

One can use this service to print them without the need of Square's approval. Just extract models from the game and convert if necessary.

3-4-51651d ago

Why? What if you had made a game and then realized somebody was making figures of YOUR characters that YOU created, and making money off of it, and it wasn't even their idea, nor their IP to do anything with in the first place.

You'd be kind of mad too.

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DynDasE1651d ago

I do not know much about this litigiousness, but I think the store is exploiting SQEX's FFVII license; therefore, I believe it is a right thing to ban the store. : P

KonsoruMasuta1651d ago

If SE was smart they would would have just asked for a fraction of every sale. That would have been the smarter move.

Baka-akaB1651d ago (Edited 1651d ago )

That would be dumb . They can just make those themselves . Hell maybe they already had plans to . And they already sell various FF7 figures

KonsoruMasuta1651d ago

It would still have been more money in their pockets and less work. Even if they could make them.

Baka-akaB1651d ago (Edited 1651d ago )

Having a middleman is not a good idea at all , when they can do it themselves on a bigger scale and without charges .

Again they already produce toys and figures themselves

Only thing they could do is kick themselves for not thinking of it first .

MWH1651d ago

fuck you article writer, you and your squirt-penis. now we can no longer obtain these beautiful things.

JD_Shadow1651d ago

What in the hell did you just say?

MWH1650d ago

I fought with my fiancé so i'm in negative-mode, want a piece of that pie?

e-p-ayeaH1651d ago

Those low poly character figures actually looked quite cool and nostalgic...

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