Tagged: copyright

Bitmap Books’ NES/Famicom Kickstarter Relaunches Despite Nintendo Copyright Block

Despite Nintendo issuing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) again Bitmap Books over its Kickstarter-funding NES Famicom Book, the initiative was able to relaunch and successfully secured over $265,000 USD. Earlier this month, the gaming giant announced the DMCA notice, which stated the copyrighted materials in… Read More

Bitmap Books’ NES/Famicom Kickstarter Initiative Suspended After Nintendo Issues Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Just hours before the closing of Bitmap Books’ latest Kickstarter campaign for the new book, NES/Famicom, gaming giant Nintendo has issued a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against the initiative. The book was to feature written content and artwork of the video games from the Nintendo’s first… Read More

Nintendo Reportedly Pulls the Plug on Unlicensed “Zelda” Web Series Kickstarter Project

Last week, a Kickstarter by Salt Lake City’s independent studio, Aeipathy Industries, was launched for a Zelda web series, Zeldamotion. This YouTube sensation’s story reads: “The land of Hyrule has been overtaken by the cunning wizard Agahnim, who is sacrificing the descendants of the seven sages in… Read More

Kickstarter Releases 2014’s Transparency Report

On Wednesday, popular reward-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter unveiled its Transparency Report 2014 that shared details about the year’s trademark claims, DMCA requirements, and government and law enforcement requests. The platform shared: “Kickstarter’s mission is to help bring creative projects to life. As part of that mission, we work… Read More

Google Glass Alternative GlassUp Draws Backers, Legal Ire

GlassUp is a Google Glass competitor currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The device has drawn interest not only from 200+ campaign backers, but also Google’s legal team. In June 2012, Google filed trademark applications worldwide for “Glass,” as it pertains to computer hardware, computer peripherals, wearable… Read More

HarperCollins Files DMCA Notice, Kickstarter Pulls ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Sequel

HarperCollins, who publishes Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are, has filed a notice under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. That has forced Kickstarter to pull a project that aimed to bring an unlicensed sequel of the book to backers. Geoffery O. Todd and Rich Berner had… Read More

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