I've looked all over the Internet to download the mp3 of the song LEAVE from Advent Children Complete by Ben Sommerfeld. Could anyone post a link? It's such a great song.
- Nobody can actually post a link to the song, that'd be a major copyright infringement a very bannabble offense. Faethinverba volant 04:08, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Er...hate to bring this up, but we have a section based on a pirated NES version of FFVII. An article devoted to 8 bit theater, which uses sprites which are owned by Square Enix (Though he may have an arrangement, If SE cared, Clevinger would of probably been sued into next century by now), Not to mention Dead Fantasy, and perhaps a few others I may be forgetting. So, in short. We cover a hell of a lot of things which technically violate copyright. What makes posting a link to a site where you can download a song so much worse? I don't really care one way or another what you lot do, I just figured it would be interesting to point out. Exdeath64 23:10, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
- 8-Bit Theater and Dead Fantasy are derivative works. The original characters and art still belong to the copyright owner, but you are allowed to create your own works based on them with copyright belonging to you. There are a few other sticky reasonings, but in short, those two works don't break copyright. As for the NES version of FFVII, covering it is hardly the same as giving one the means to download it. — YuanSaluto!Acta 08:08, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
- What Yuan says and a little more: transformation of a work of art is Fair Use. The NES version of VII would qualify as Fair Use since, in the first place, the producers aren't making any money out of it. 8bit theatre is a legitimate work of parody and thus Fair Use again. Dead Fantasy again produces no money for its creator and qualifies as a transformative piece of work.
- So no. We don't cover a hell of a lot of things which technically violate copyright. Faethinverba volant 15:35, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
- Considering all the above, I find it fascinating that Square-Enix sent a cease and desist to a group doing a fan sequel of Chrono Trigger using the CT characters and sprites. All of it was a non-profit venture that could be adequately described as a transformation of a work of art, that is if I'm understanding what that law entails. PaladinCecil 07:57, 12 June 2009 (UTC)