Metroid Fan Remake Hit With DMCA Notice

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The recently released Metroid fan remake has not entirely surprisingly been hit with a DMCA notice, enraging numerous fans online and immediately causing them to point out that hundreds of other (albeit less polished) Metroid fan games have been unfairly left untouched.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 12, 2016 23:28

    It depends on the company. Some (ie. Konami) are huge fucking assholes.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 12, 2016 23:25

    He's being plain retarded. It looks like the same guy is arguing that the sprites are copy-pasted from existing Metroid games that don't actually have those sprites. You can tell he hasn't played Metroid, and hasn't... More


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Ancient rock band Powerman 5000 have accused MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV of flagrantly stealing their music, an accusation which has been greeted by skeptics as little more than a plea for attention.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 5, 2016 00:37

    Do you really know what you're talking about when you talk about sentence structure?... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 2, 2016 20:31

    They changed it enough to avoid being sued, but clearly used the Powerman 5000 song as the staring point. Plagiarism doesn't seem to be viewed as negatively in Japan as the West. This is just a... More


Fallout 4 Mod Strikes Out Against MLB

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A baseball-inspired mod created for Fallout 4 has garnered the ill-will of the highly volatile MLB, who have condemned the mod and implied that they will “enforce their rights” as a result, a not untypical turn of events for such an organization confronting the evils of random modders online.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2015 03:27

    Haha they're never gonna win this case, it's fan art, and provided for free. You can only enforce copyright on things that are being monetized; at least when it comes to artistic things; which this... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 19, 2015 17:38

    what you just said makes absolutely no sense. I just lost 5 iq points reading it.... More


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Fabled No Game no Life artist Yuu Kamiya is the latest high profile figure to face some fairly convincing accusations of tracing the work of random illustrators plucked from the bowels of the Internet – which has sadly enough been proven to be a rather commonplace act despite the risks.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 22, 2016 07:40

    ... when did you ever hear about an anime studio "accidentally" having stolen Pixiv art in the anime? This only ever happened on NGNL, the story came out 6 months before the Kamiya Yuu Pixiv... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 22, 2016 07:35

    Yeah, but nobody has managed to demonstrate even a single example from other artists of how two pictures "coincidentally" look like they were traced. Yet for Kamiya Yuu, there are a whole pile of them.... More


SNK: “Square Enix = Criminals”

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Police raids on Square Enix have been followed up by furious excoriation by SNK Playmore, condemning them for “major criminality,” “completely insincere conduct,” and “pernicious conduct” by way of explanation – and confirming that the company is so adamant that certain Square Enix executives should be arrested that it has targeted them individually with criminal charges.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 19, 2014 21:04

    This very criminal lawsuit SNK filed against Square Enix is only the beginning of Square Enix's demise, due to the sheer fact Square Enix has already been known for sending C&D letters to fans creating... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 21, 2014 02:54

    So, how long til SNK sues Nathan Barnatt "Keith Apicary" for repeatedly saying "Neo-Geo" and using a MVS unit with actual footage of "Metal Slug" in a Neo-Geo tribute video? The gaming industry really is shit... More


Cops Raid Square Enix Over SNK Manga Parody

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Police have raided the offices of Square Enix over a complaint by SNK that popular Square Enix published manga Highscore Girl infringed its copyrights by including characters from its various games without the proper blood oaths.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 12, 2014 05:43

    They're implying that SNK is actually using their damn characters.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 9, 2014 13:43

    what's the deal with airplane food?... More


Japanese Government “Will Stamp Out Anime Streaming”

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The Japanese government is promising to finally stamp out illicit anime streaming sites overseas, and in China in particular, and replace them with an official streaming site with the cooperation of publishers and studios.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 4, 2015 17:35

    Yosuga No Sora... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 15, 2014 12:17

    What anime is that from?... More


Manga Publishers “Will Sue Sites Posting Spoilers”

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Top manga publishers are vowing a legal crackdown on sites wicked enough to post spoilers about the plot of such gems as Naruto and One Piece, blaming them for their declining sales, and have already threatened one of one of the largest such sites into virtual closure.

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  • EccentricZebra commented on April 30, 2014 16:21

    I totally concur, my friend. But I'll stick with Manga Rock for now. Let us hope it happens, though!... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 27, 2014 11:37

    Just deprive japanese of internet access but stop ruining everyone else's lives outside that fucked island, nature reserve for monkeys. Japan, just disconnect yourselves from internet.... More


Outrage at OreImo Rip-Off Kickstarter

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International OreImo fans have been outraged by the gall of the latest Kickstarting beggar to appear, after he was caught shamelessly ripping off artwork in the most blatant manner possible from everything from Ore no Imouto to Senran Kagura…

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  • Anonymous commented on October 4, 2013 23:26

    Because a lot of westerns don't know how to produce anime properly. NONE of the true anime-designed books are translated. I have to order mine overseas. The anime has actual porportions where the face and mouth... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 4, 2013 23:24

    I hate fuckers like this. It's not your artwork, you render it to some PG-13 fuckafied shit and it's not YOUR work. Stop stealing from the japanese with your blatant rip-off shitty blood-fest americanized shit stories... More


Doujin Mark “Could Ban Doujinshi”

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Efforts by Ken Akamatsu and the Creative Commons to promote a system for authorising doujin works are proving controversial, with critics claiming their scheme could result in the destruction of the “grey zone” surrounding the doujin world and poses a clear threat to its survival should it be widely adopted.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 14, 2013 19:14

    No fuck these gay ass laws... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 23, 2013 02:20

    This is going to fail horribly. Why you ask? because Doujins are part of the japanese economy, and thus. no jobs = bankrupcy... More


Korea Busts 60 for Ero-Manga Scanlation

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South Korean police say they are investigating 60 people for distributing and translating ero-manga, quoting the ringleader as saying he did it because “all women hate me.”

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  • Anonymous commented on March 26, 2016 17:08

    I bet your IQ is below average.... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 24, 2015 14:06

    South Korea national flag is the symbol is a vassal state of China... More


AKB48’s Minami Takahashi’s “Blatant Plagiarism” Exposed

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The latest scandal to be released by AKB48 sees Minami Takahashi uncovered passing off “blatantly plagiarised” art as her own copyrighted logo designs.

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  • Light Yagami commented on July 21, 2013 04:56

    AKB48 are on the way to their Nadir. It was good until it lasted.... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 20, 2013 11:31

    They would have bought the stock photos since theyd probably be a wopping $5 each. Then they could literally do whatever the fuck they want to them as they own the rights to use them... More


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