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#18 - Yeah, I'm not a lawyer either, so this is just my understandin…  [+] (2 new replies) 06/07/2016 on BATTLEFRONT 3 LIVES +2
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#78 - sketchE (06/07/2016) [-]
theyd essentially have to make a game with no direct references to anything starwars. no xwings, no tie fighters, they might be able to get by with storm troopers solely because of germany but they couldnt even look like them if they did.

basicly my understanding of fair use is that you cant make something that could negatively influence someone elses business. for instance letsplays get by because they could increase interest in the game and they dont let you play the game obviously. making a game to compete with another game where the other developers own the rights isnt fair use. even if you arent competing to bring in more money you are taking income from them
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#19 - thedudeistheman (06/07/2016) [-]
I was thinking faster than I could type.

little to no relation to*
because the uniqueness of your brand is being lessened*
#16 - They're not making any money off of it so I don't know if Disn…  [+] (12 new replies) 06/07/2016 on BATTLEFRONT 3 LIVES +18
#134 - anon (06/07/2016) [-]
Dude, you don't fuck around with Mickey. If you have enough money you can do almost anything. They will find a way to shut it down if they really want to. Disney could buy Valve like 80 fucking times over again. It's not someone you want to fight.
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#105 - zenjion (06/07/2016) [-]
as said on the website, they don't have to loose in a court case to get shut down. Disney can just outlast them monetarily with lawyer fees.
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#135 - clannadqs (06/07/2016) [-]
Yep, people are forgetting that Disney could literally buy Valve 50+ times over and still have money left in the bank. You don't fuck around with mickey.
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#48 - dvdfaust (06/07/2016) [-]
They're not making money, but arguably EA/Disney will -lose- money.
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#60 - thedudeistheman (06/07/2016) [-]
I don't think they'll lose money. If anything, they'll make slightly less profit.

Let's assume that GiT comes out and is now in competition with Battlefront 2. I don't know about the digital sales, but the physical console sales of BF2015 significantly outweigh physical PC sales, which is really no surprise. For the sake of conversation, let's assume that PC is still selling less digitally than console is digitally, and that that trend continues with Battlefront 2. Even if GiT affects sales of BF2, the majority of EA/Disney's profit isn't coming from PC sales of the game, physically or digitally. Additionally, the overlap of people who would've bought BF2 but now won't due to GiT is likely to be relatively small. The overlap of people who will buy BF2 that know about GiT but won't let it affect their purchase is also probably small.

We don't even know when GiT is coming out, so this could be a non-issue.
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#61 - thedudeistheman (06/07/2016) [-]
Also, sales source: www.vgchartz.com/game/83364/star-wars-battlefront-2015/

Just need to change the platform to see the different numbers.
#30 - anon (06/07/2016) [-]
that is absolutely not how trademarks work. even free products dont fall under fair use in this case
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#32 - thedudeistheman (06/07/2016) [-]
Anon, I would appreciate someone with more knowledge than me explaining situation, but considering all you've said is "That's not how it works," I'm not inclined to believe you.
#17 - tuhuar (06/07/2016) [-]
Disney might be able to make a case for trademark dilution (I don't believe a product has to be sold in that case), if they believe that GiT would tarnish the reputation of the name / assets / characters, etc. I'm pretty sure they'd basically just have to say "these guys used our trademark without permission and their product could weaken our consumer base, as well as falsely representing our brand," but I'm no lawyer so I could be wrong.
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#18 - thedudeistheman (06/07/2016) [-]
Yeah, I'm not a lawyer either, so this is just my understanding.

So the argument for trademark dilution can be made if the supposedly-infringing product weakens the brand name of another product by having little to relation to the other product aside from name. So let's say you invent a line of vacuum cleaners called "Suck-Em Ups." Then, another guy creates an ice pop brand called "Suck-Em Ups." You'd have the right to claim trademark dilution because the uniqueness of your brand.

I don't know if this would work for GiT. It's very clearly Star Wars, and if they don't use big-name characters, then I'm not sure Disney has a legal standing for it. Even if they did, if the characters used aren't ruining their own reputations, then I would imagine some research would be done to prove that no harm is being caused to the brand.

Again, that's just my understanding of it based on some very surface-level research.
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#78 - sketchE (06/07/2016) [-]
theyd essentially have to make a game with no direct references to anything starwars. no xwings, no tie fighters, they might be able to get by with storm troopers solely because of germany but they couldnt even look like them if they did.

basicly my understanding of fair use is that you cant make something that could negatively influence someone elses business. for instance letsplays get by because they could increase interest in the game and they dont let you play the game obviously. making a game to compete with another game where the other developers own the rights isnt fair use. even if you arent competing to bring in more money you are taking income from them
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#19 - thedudeistheman (06/07/2016) [-]
I was thinking faster than I could type.

little to no relation to*
because the uniqueness of your brand is being lessened*
#15 - Picture 06/07/2016 on BATTLEFRONT 3 LIVES +2
#14 - Valve isn't working on it, from what I read. They just agreed …  [+] (1 new reply) 06/07/2016 on BATTLEFRONT 3 LIVES +2
#44309 - I really liked it. Excited to see more. 06/06/2016 on Television - cartoon... 0
#44252 - Preacher's still dope.  [+] (1 new reply) 06/06/2016 on Television - cartoon... +1
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#44268 - jmastermafia (06/06/2016) [-]
Cassidy is brilliant.
#44181 - I don't think so. 06/05/2016 on Television - cartoon... +1
#44159 - I'm trying to find a movie that I saw a clip of a while ago. T…  [+] (2 new replies) 06/04/2016 on Television - cartoon... +1
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#44174 - machiavellianhumor (06/05/2016) [-]
was it about chupacabras?
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#44181 - thedudeistheman (06/05/2016) [-]
I don't think so.
#141 - There's really no collective term for the 2000s. Some people s…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/04/2016 on Remember when? +1
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#155 - megpoidgumibear (06/04/2016) [-]
The two thousands
go big or go home two towers not one
#44153 - Also, I'm going away next weekend, so the roundup for this upc… 06/04/2016 on Television - cartoon... +1