It’s true: The guy behind Keyboard Cat, as well as the creator of Nyan Cat, are suing Warner Bros (publisher) and 5th Cell (developers).
Although since they’re memes I doubt they’d get very far. At all.
This will never be NOT funny at all.
Except PRGuitarman copyrighted the gif of Nyan Cat well before it went viral
To think that people are somehow disqualified from getting compensation that’s legally and rightfully theirs for their respective IPs just because “they’re memes” is really fucking stupid and it’s obvious that you have absolutely no grasp on how copyright works
grow the fuck up
seriously there’s nothing more grating about this than people using the ITS A MEME argument like this somehow nullifies copyright law
if this were anybody else’s creative property that wasn’t a meme, people would be all sorts of fucked up and angry over it being used for profit unfairly
i never in my life thought i would dedicate this much time and thought to nyan cat/keyboard cat but its really embarrassing to see people just completely ignore the fact that a creator has the right to defend their copyright Just Because Its A Meme
sorry if this is beating a dead horse (even though this is still a fresh topic) but i’m really tired of people rolling their eyes and being shitty about a creator doing exactly what somebody who has had their copyright protected IP breached unfairly should/would do
There are two important things to remember here. Nyan Cat did not start as a meme, and memes are not simply “created”.
Nyan Cat started as a tiny doodle request from one of PRguitarman’s livestreams. PR made a GIF out of it, and then someone else slapped the GIF against a song. By some crazy stroke of luck, and without any intention on PR’s behalf, Nyan Cat exploded in viral popularity. Memes are born out of viral popularity, and it’s why the content creator should not be described as a meme creator — Creators have zero control over the popularity of their work.
Like any smart person in the face of break-out popularity, PRguitarman copyrighted his material. He and Ante (developer of the Nyan Cat app) took initiative to turn it into a game, and directed its popularity into something more than a viral YouTube video with a weird song and a cute looping GIF. Together, they took full advantage of the situation and tried to creatively capitalize on its popularity — This is a genuinely good thing.
Discrediting work simply because of its popularity is bad. Popularity cannot be controlled, and the creator should never be faulted for it. PRguitarman created a little animated GIF, he and Ante turned it into a game, and as artists and game developers, all they want to do now is protect their creations.
Thank you for saying that so intelligently.
People see this whole Scribblenauts thing and think it’s just these creators crying for money, but that’s not the case. They have to protect their creations, for if they don’t, they’ll lose all ability to protect it in the future. I can assure you that PRguitarman doesn’t enjoy taking actions like these, but it’s a necessary step.
Everyone is acting like the people suing are the bad guys here, but the guys who created the game didn’t even ask for permission to put these creations in there, so who’s really at fault here?
After a day of reading posts full of wrong information on blogs, the hate emails, and just the hundreds of general shitty comments, it’s good to know that there are some people on the Internet that understand how this works. Thank you.
LINE Play Unofficial Guide
This is the UNOFFICIAL LINE PLAY GUIDE!
First posted: 2013.02.26
LINE Play is a relatively new game for your smartphone where you create your own character, and build your own home and network of friends! It launched worldwide not too long ago, and as more and more players start to join, I thought I’d compile a list of things I learned during my first few days playing.
This is purely UNOFFICIAL. By no means am I any more well-versed than most of you, so please correct me if I have misspoke anywhere! Please note that this is NOT a complete guide, but a beginner’s walk-through that will hopefully be helpful to some of you :) It is in fact very INCOMPLETE, as the world of LINE is constantly changing~
Find me on LINE Play at username: halffling
Send me a heart if you found this guide helpful, or drop on line on tumblr for any additional tips or tricks you have :D
First, download the LINE app (iPhone/Android) - install and register your account using an e-mail. You will need this information in order to launch LINE Play. LINE is actually a neat, free texting/chatting app with a pretty sleek interface and cute emoticon “stickers” :)
Once you’ve registered with LINE, go ahead and install LINE Play (iPhone/Android). Follow your on-screen instructions using the e-mail and password you just registered in the original LINE app above :)
No screencaps here cause it’s boring WHEE NEXT.
Hi, I’m Pug, and I am a character design artist.
I made these mini reference drawings for any future Lion King art I may want to do later on. Feel free to use this as a reference, as well. :)
@DeviantArt [x]oh my GOD
I think these are the best human!LionKing charas I’ve seen.
Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”