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Submitted by dbjj12088 1244d ago | rumor

Mega Man Rock Band, The Protomen, sent Cease and Desist by Capcom

GR: I think Capcom needs to cease and desist this sh**. (Capcom, Culture, Industry)

Update This might be fake.

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JonnyBigBoss  +   1244d ago
If anything they brought attention to the Megaman series. Why would they get in trouble? Capcom sucks!
Sev  +   1244d ago
It's almost as if Capcom is trying to sweep the Mega Man series under the rug now that Inafune left.

It's like they're pissed at him and are taking revenge by killing the blue bomber off.
Micro_Sony  +   1244d ago
The should at least sell the Mega Man rights if the are just going to kill him.

Would love to see what Insomniac or Rare could do with Mega Man.

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Peaceful_Jelly  +   1244d ago
that band have been actively making covers off of MegaMan music since 2003, why now all of a sudden Capcom is doing this? Why Megaman became such a taboo to Capcom?
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ftwrthtx  +   1244d ago
Seems stupid for Capcom to do this. All the bad is doing is promoting the Mega man series. How is that a bad thing?
Micro_Sony  +   1244d ago
EA -> ACTIVISON -> CAPCOM

Any one else seeing the pattern here?

Capcom have scooped to a new low and I might just boycott them completely for this.

Thank god for Naught Dog and Valve.
zslash  +   1244d ago
This is fake... bogus email
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Micro_Sony  +   1244d ago
?
zslash  +   1244d ago
http://twitter.com/#!/Proto...

Do you see anything about it on The Protomen's twitter? No? Ok.

again - This is a bogus email. It's old too, from February.
hazelamy  +   1243d ago
visit their site and tell me it's fake.
http://www.theprotomen.com/
go on.
stormeagle6  +   1243d ago
Thank god.
Hicken  +   1244d ago
I've about had it with Capcom. This is just getting to be too much.
armycore  +   1244d ago
Everyone, it's a fake. Just some trolling to fan the Capcom flames as of late.
DragonKnight  +   1244d ago
Correct me if I'm wrong but, I was under the impression that covers aren't illegal as long as you're not claiming that the song is originally yours. I don't think Crapcom could win this. Even still, to send a C&D to a cover band is ridiculous. I guess they're pissed they can't do anything about all the Youtube covers. The Protomen should just move their MegaMan covers there.
rmx687  +   1244d ago
Actually covers are very much in violation of the copyright act, one of the key rights granted to copyright holders is to publicly perform their works. Music publishers have teams of trolls that go to local bars and restaurants to check if anyone is infringing on their copyrights.

The letter cited is dated February 20, so I don't know how real this is. If they claim fair use and start by citing campbell v. acuff-rose, they might have a shot, but I'm not so sure, since they really don't do anything new with the music except play it. I'm sure if someone started a rock band that plays covers of Harry Gregson-Williams scores, they'd lose as well.
LostTokens  +   1244d ago
Honestly, whether this is real or not, at this point I wouldn't put it past Capcom. I don't know what happened recently (specifically with the MM franchise) but if they tried to pursue legal action it wouldn't be entirely out of the picture, especially if the story about kicking out a Tron Bonne cosplayer from the Comic-Con booth turns out to be true.
hazelamy  +   1243d ago
if it is fake, why does the protomen site go straight to capcom unity?

who really doubts capcom would do this anyway?

personally i think capcom needs to fuck off and die in a ditch somewhere.
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zslash  +   1243d ago
their website was hacked a few days ago...

all the work of internet trolls trying to direct more hate towards capcom, sigh...
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