Nintendo finally responds to PETA's Pokemon "Parody"
Editor's Note: I don't think this is going end in a lawsuit. Sure PETA is using the exact characters, which can be considered copyright infringment but the non-profit isn't making any money from this "game" and it can claim its using the characters under fair use. So the whole thing is kind of a legal gray area. Although I have to admit I'm surprised Nintendo has yet to use its legal resources to shut these games down like it has to legit fan projects in the past. I guess Nintendo doesn't want to deal with the possibility of negative PR in the mainstream press or maybe it just feels no one takes PETA seriously. Who knows?
While it did take a while for Nintendo to officially respond to the madness of PETA's Pokemon "parody", which we all know isn't anything more but its own sick Propaganda disguised as a parody, Nintendo has finally made a comment to PETA's flash game with this.
We seem to have a spam problem here, like the last 4 posts.
Welp, if a company like PETA hasn't had a shit ton of lawsuits by now, then we can assume they already know that their little nonprofit parody was protected under Fair Use & therefore could not be sued.
Actually PETA has been claiming that Pokemon teaches kids to abuse animals for years. There's actually a Game Theory on it u shud check out "Pokemon Part 2: PETA vs Plasma"
I don't think they're gonna sue, but I REALLY hope they do.
If anyone has it coming, it's those attention-grabbing hypocrites at PETA.
Oh alright, I'm just sick of the whole "ruined childhood" thing.
they should sue
So for about 14 years, PETA doesn't have an issue with Pokemon, but on 2012 it seems to be a giant problem?
Wow, PETA is just an attention whore now.
i'm against what peta is doing so are you does it matter
It's about time that Nintendo is doing something about this "parody." PETA has been out of the spotlight for awhile so I'm sure the geniuses that run PETA were looking for the most ludicrous way to get their name mentioned in the news, or at the very least seem relevant again. Which if you look at their mission statement, is rather laughable in a sad, attention craving sort of way. I want to be surprised that PETA took it this far, but looking back as to what they've done in the past, it shouldn't be to much of a shocker. I'm glad Nintendo is taking them head on. And in the meantime, I will go to Burger King and have myself a Whopper. Maybe two. :)
You're statement wasn't effective anyway due to being hardly legible.
I'm just joking around, bro.
well if i said a multi million dollar video game my statement wouldn't have been as effective
I'm looking around for a f*** to give, however I can't find one; so surely Nintendo sees PETA as nothing more than attention-craving trolls.
I think PETA exists for the same reason the Republicans exist. To be wacky and make us laugh.
Uh... Pokemon is more than a card game, you know that right?
And yet that still doesn't really serve as a good justification of their actions.
Just like how helping the economy isn't a justification for conservative assholes to suddenly start thinking that their way of doing things is the only way to spur growth.
If Nintendo can face Universal Studios, ...and win! I'm pretty sure if PETA drives Nintendo over the edge, Nintendo will do fine.
As much as I want to give a fuck about what PETA's doing, I just can't. It's impossible
less face it peta noone cared about them for a long time so nw thair trying to remain in the spot light by attacking a childs card game. good job
i hate cruelty to animals but peta can go to hell as what they do doesnt help stop it, it just makes them look like morons.
Its almost impossible to take PETA seriously, each member is either ignorant of what their doing or, in the case of the leaders, a total idiot. The goal they pursue is impossible to achieve as well so PETA is unlikely to remain forever, however we still need to put up with their lunacy for now.
I'm very interested to see what happens when infamous and hated PETA goes up against Nintendo, one of the most successful and popular companies in the world >:)