Head over Heels back on Steam

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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by Ralf » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:22 am

Why can't people move on and create new stuff ? Specially if the old stuff is troublesome or negative.
Because people still care about Sabreman, Horace, Miner Willy and Monty Mole.

But they won't care about Cutlassboy, Virgilio, Fred the Milkman and Bobby Badger ;)
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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by SteveSmith » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:13 pm

4thRock wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:51 am
Why can't people move on and create new stuff ? Specially if the old stuff is troublesome or negative.
Move on and create an original character, with no problems attached, and make your videos, games, etc. in peace.
Because it's mostly about nostalgia.
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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:28 pm

I would add characters like Horace are true 80s icons.
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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by ZXDunny » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:50 pm

People need to take a closer look at the Miner Willy sprite image he's trademarked. A really close look.
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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by ZxSpence » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:31 pm

Another land grab. The thing about IP is that it stands for intellectual property. There is nothing intellectual about recent events.
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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by Einar Saukas » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:43 pm

toot_toot wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:01 am
He got in touch with YouTube because he was unhappy how his IP was being used.
Hmm? Doesn't it contradict the idea that "he's fine with people using Horace and other IPs he owns, except if they’re sold commercially that the company makes a donation to charity instead of the license fee"?

toot_toot wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:01 am
YouTube then issued copyright strikes against Octavius Kitten, how YouTube administers its copyright management might be very hard lined, but it's a company that deals with 300+ videos being uploaded a minute. It likely doesn't care or have time for a YouTuber that has under 10k views per video.
Hmm? If he registered an IP complain at YouTube, did he expect Youtube do do anything different?
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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by miner49er » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:35 am

ZXDunny wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:50 pm
People need to take a closer look at the Miner Willy sprite image he's trademarked. A really close look.
This is hilarious. Whoever took this and laid claim to it is obviously not a real spectrum fan. This stuff should just be in the public domain now anyway.
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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by djnzx48 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:14 am

Maybe the changes were done on purpose, to avoid copyright issues with the existing art. Why else go to the trouble of modifying the logo and the loading screen colours?

That way he can sell merchandise or whatever using the modified art without getting into trouble, and people who don't look too closely will accept it as the original.
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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by R-Tape » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:57 am

It's because the original is just too damn sexy.
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Re: Head over Heels back on Steam

Post by StooB » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:20 am

Einar Saukas wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:43 pm
toot_toot wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:01 am
He got in touch with YouTube because he was unhappy how his IP was being used.
Hmm? Doesn't it contradict the idea that "he's fine with people using Horace and other IPs he owns, except if they’re sold commercially that the company makes a donation to charity instead of the license fee"?
Apparently this person and her assistant were also involved in making and selling soft toy Horaces for £35 each, had previously agreed to make a donation to the MS Society and then gone back on that agreement claiming Andrews didn't own the ip. It's nowhere near as clear-cut and out of the blue that the Youtuber originally inferred it was.
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