GR: "Did you know you can copyright memes? Apparently that's just what one Dominic Vanner did. Mr. Vanner claims to own the copyright to the "Forever Alone" meme. You know the one."
This guy is...forever alone.
Hardy har har, soooo funny. You think of that yourself? OT: He might actually have a claim if what he's saying is true. Claims to have successfully gotten royalties and things taken down.
Too serious ma friend.
But Deux Ex HR did not infringe on this?
What about in Rock of Ages using the trollface? It's like that whole issue with that guy who thinks Assassins Creed is ripping off his idea. People need to start embracing this shit and stop trying to desperately grasp at straws and find ways to spin money on something. Especially when it's months/years after the fact.
That's a different meme or is it created by the same guy.
And this is why you don't put things for public domain on the web or put a little copyright sign and a the date next to it.
He's wasting his time trying to make a quick buck.
Does that picture show that he registered the copyright on 4/22/12? Pretty sure you have to register the copyright before the infringement to sue, and any infringements before can't be sued over after.
Just another reason why Team Meat is garbage. The steal and make mediocre games.
Team Meat didn't steal a game...
What the hell are you talking about? Some idiot is trying to cash in on something he shouldn't be getting paid for. "Forever alone" is public domain; if it isn't, it's been used as such so frequently that half the internet would be in violation of this copyright. And according to the image in the article, the game didn't violate the copyright, since it was released BEFORE the copyright was applied for. Once again, this is just a case of you being ignorant.
These internet memes were made to troll for fun... but now he's just trolling hardcore.
I understand Forever Alone creator's point of view. First of all, those meme were made to freely use around the internet by regular people in a universal manner for humor purposes. However, when a company decides to use his artistic creation without permission profiting from the added appeal to the company's product, that's when it crosses the line. Lets turn the table around and imagine if someone decides to mass produce T-shirts with Super Meat boy's image on it without any permission. I am 100% certain Team Meat would send a cease and desist letter without hesitation, and sue if that fails. Artistic creation is considered intellectual property. Forever Alone isn't your generic art that is indistinguishable from the next. It looks unique and has cultural significance.
What a sad article. Can't people just hear him out instead of name calling?
Is that... Manly Tears?
He copyrighted it on April 22nd, I'm pretty sure that the meme has been around since before that. I'm not convinced that he even is the original creator.
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