QUOTE(black_dragon_Miyoko @ Oct 4 2006, 06:14 AM) [snapback]454888[/snapback]
>.> And who died and made you ruler of what I had to say? Maybe i said it now cuz i felt like it!? If ocean x didn't want to get sued then they shouldn't have made the game to begin with, they shoulda just stuck with the doujinshi it was based off of.
As Tombow said, the same questions have been said over and over in this thread and I have always been the one here to clarify stuff.Ocean-X did NOT realize that it was wrong to produce the game until they were told that it was VERY illegal,
so enough with the "If Ocean-X did not want to get sued they shouldn't have made the game in the first place" sh!t. And WHAT doujinshi? It was NOT based on some doujinshi... the game is made before they started making the doujinshi.
Doujinshi, fanart, fanfics, are ALL* illegal. It's just that Arakawa Hiromu wouldn't bother tracking us, the fanartist, the fanfic writers, and doujin artists down. (Simply because it's a waste of time, and it's definately not a good thing to do if she wants to keep her fans.)
The game is MORE* illegal, because Arakawa Hiromu is NOT the only person that can track Ocean-X down and sue them. Why? The game has used Hamasaki Ayumi's song "Moments", as well as sound tracks from the FMA animation and game (which Square-Enix has all rights to), so if the company that Hamasaki Ayumi belongs to (forgot the name) and Square-Enix have decided to sue Ocean-X................ you know what I mean, right? Especially because the game is a "commercial product" (since it has been sold in stores, instead of just anime convertions, and largely advertised), it makes it even easier for the music companies to sue Ocean-X. Ocean-X is a small and easy target, compared to all the fanfic/fanart/doujinshi artist in this world. Another reason Square-Enix could use to sue Ocean-X would be: Since this illegal game has been distributed all around, and indirectly affecting their offical games' sales... you get the point.
You can't just say words because you felt like it. You have to be responsible of what you said. For your information, a man in Hong Kong just got charged because he said "I am going to rape a lot of women" (or something like that, I wasn't paying full attention at this morning's NEWS) for numerous times on a internet message board. As punishment he had to do 150 hours of community service. This is the first "internet offense" case that is successfully charged in Hong Kong.
Just because we are on the internet, it doesn't mean you are not responsible for what you have said.
My point is: If you truly love this game, then shouldn't you help out Ocean-X (as they requested all online distribution of this game to be STOPPED) and stop publicly distributing this game...? (so that it reduces the likelyhood of them being sued?) This is a public forum that is open to EVERYBODY, after all.Tombow:
I am not responding to this thread because it is a fun thing to do (in fact, I am somewhat amazed how different people can be repeating the same thing over and over, even though it has been said over 10 times); it's just that I think Ocean-X deserves a chance and some help from people... since they have already realized what they have done is wrong, and there is pretty much nothing they can do about it except for stopping distribution... And this is an English forum that they can't really communicate in. (Trust me, I have been on a China forum for a few months, and even the university students' English level is pretty poor...)