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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 31/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Yo dawg I heard you like pirates...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:41 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did the figures explode/implode since they were made in China?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:55 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Check the bootie matey, I'm sure you'll find a nice surprise like a China maid sewer system blowing up the manhole covers and spewing geysers.

    Comment by Anonymous

    yeah dawg i do...yo btw can you ''HOOK'' a brother up
    with a nami fig'ma or two and make sure you swing them by my crib later ok

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    Comment by Rene
    04:02 31/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Just another example that something you own isn't really yours.

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    06:10 31/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The best example of something you own not being yours is consoles. Mod chips, ps3 hacks, Indiana Pwns all stuff you should be allowed to legally do but man do console companies not want you to.

    11:32 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    True jail breaking a device you paid money for should be a right.
    Only if the device is rented like a cable box or similar should they be able to say you can do something to it as then you do not own the device it still belongs to the company.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it is not illegal to hack your console, what is illegal is to distribute the hack. Anyway if I was a video game publisher I would want people to hack them either, I would lose money

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    07:19 31/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Its not losing money if people wouldn't have bought the games in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^ I wouldnt*

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    Comment by Your Name
    04:30 31/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I was about to say that until I read he got them from China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:57 31/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I was about to say that until I read he got them from China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You expected them coming from another pirating country?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:27 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's Korea and Thailand in queue as well, but of course China is the most usual suspect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:07 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Welcome to the United Nations of Big Business.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'm waiting for the moment they arrest someone for freedom of speech, as surely 100% of words used someone had copyright on them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's already been happening in the USA for a long time. The Zionist owned News media just won't report it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:28 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Live in denial until the New World Order comes to full.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad was discontinued and then reappeared mysteriously without the Beck in the name.

    That alone should tell you that people are going IP copyright happy over a fucking name.

    Fucking society sucks fucking ass tit fucking balls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    More a case of suicide .. ops ... not this time .. If the case was selling the absurd price of the original well done ..
    Chain him ..
    I think a steal the price charged by the original figures!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:20 31/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    This is retarded. If I bought something, I can do with it anything I want, and sell it after. HOW is it "copyright infringement"? WTF?

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    Comment by Shadow C
    05:35 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't need Toyota's written permission to put a spoiler on a Camry and sell it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, but it's still a Toyota and Toyota wouldn't have a problem with their name associated with a souped up car.

    I think the real issue here is the nature of the alteration.

    If the guy had just repainted it to change the color of the outfit (or w/e) there probably wouldn't be a problem. Toei Animation probably wouldn't be as adverse to having their name associated with a repainted figure.

    However, he took a stock figure and made it into an ero figure. Toei Animation is probably not comfortable with having their name associated with ero figures. Hence the action against the guy who modified the figure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes, but devil mod figures arent anything new. And its obvious theyre not official. Its like saying an adult one piece doujinshi is copyright infringment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:36 02/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm calling bullshit. Mega House did a cast-offable version of Boa Hancock.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    but you don't alter 90% of the car, in this case the guy literally altered most of the figure and sold it as something else all together.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Hey, he needed to buy the figure first from the original seller to be able to modify and re-sell it. The maker already got their profit, this just helped them sell more. They should be happy about it.
    If I buy 50 cars, modify and resell them, Toyota will be happy that they sold an extra 50 cars they otherwise couldn't have sold as they are not selling the modified model, nor are they planning to do so in the future.
    I bet the problem here is that he modified cheap counterfeit versions of the figure instead of the official ones, which is the same as selling unmodified counterfeit stuff : illegal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    nope.. still nami... just as a toyota is still a toyota even if u modify 90% of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon @ 09:04, I think in this case the "Toyota" is a car with Toyota logo but filled with non Toyota engine and 3rd part parts and cheap steel structure. Then someone modify 90% of it, even put a new Honda engine in it and modify the structure but it is still not a Toyota no matter how you define it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    only a faggot puts a spoiler on a Camry

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Welcome to the capitalism.

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    Comment by AnimeGeeksPlayland
    07:58 02/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Capitalism is dead.

    This is Corporatism, which is just a revitalized form of ancient feudalism.

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    Comment by Kyzer

    What if you bought mass quantity of an item and altered the original object for a profit; any company is going to get mad that they aren't getting a cut from their original product being used, while you get away with all the money.

    Then again, these are nude figures. Why in the world does Toei want to be associated with nude figures?

    11:35 31/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Technically some people in the car bussiness do something like this it's called customization.
    Famous examples include the Shelby cobra and Lingenfelter corvette.

    This is how it goes in the US if they are simply altered original merchandise then there is no legal claim the copyright holder can make but if they are counterfeits being sold as original then it's considered bootleg.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Wait if he bought them doesn't he have the right to modify and sell it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Don't people make resin figures themselves and resell them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He only has the right to do that if he bought it from Toei or a licensed distributor. He bought it from a completely unrelated company in China. Thus both him and the company are in violation.
    I don't see why so many people are saying it's over stepping the bounds of copyright. I would understand if he bought them from Toei and then modified them, but he didn't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The guy pleased not guilty because he was told that the product he was buying from China was official.

    He basically got screwed trying to cut raw material costs.

    11:42 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    In that case they should offer him a deal to drop or greatly reduce the charges if he helps out in ratting out the Chinese supplier.
    Arresting the little guy will do nothing to stem the tide of counterfeits but would waste time and money and farther tarnish the police's image.
    Ie people will simply become more afraid to report counterfeits because they may fear they could be charged for something.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If he bought them from China, no. From Japan? Yes.

    11:40 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Depends if the Chinese figure was a licensed product as I think a lot of them are made in China as it is.

    So more correctly is are they licensed figures or unlicensed.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    19:59 03/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much all figures are made in china since around 1980 anyway, since it's cheaper.

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    Comment by Professor Oak
    05:52 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    While I do think copyright laws need to be greatly scaled back, I don't think I can get too mad at Toei for this. They could've brought the hammer down on fans SO many times before this and for much, much worse things. For them to occasionally say "ok, look, we aren't going to let this slide"--eh. It may suck, but it's way more reasonable than freaking Disney.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    “If this is out then ero-doujinshi are going to be annihilated. Pushing copyright this broadly is totally reckless – so modifying a car you bought and then reselling it is an illegal breach of copyright as well?”
    Fuck yes this comment nails it.

    11:29 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If he was making and selling these wouldn't that make him an entrepreneur vs unemployed?

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    Comment by Delphi
    00:19 01/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    jaja que bien se ven

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 02/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doujinshi is next.

    Brought to you by the land that worships ACTA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:05 02/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    couldn't he have gotten away with it by not not having "one piece" or "nami" on the product? otherwise the fake vaginas that have a picture of nami on the box would also be shut down.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 05/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pic 04 is an official figurine. That's a scene straight from the One Piece anime/manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:48 18/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good job, police. Those China-made figurines would have exploded if someone fapped on them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's unemployed, you say?

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