Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hasbro Takes Down MLP Fan-Made Content

Hasbro has recently involved itself with copyright disputes over fan-made content: first blocking the "Friendship is Witchcraft" abridged series on YouTube through a DMCA claim, and then filing a takedown request for the fan site equestriagirls.com, which loops the "Equestria Girls" music video promo.

Seriously, Hasbro? If it wasn't for the on-line community, especially the bronies, MLP:FiM wouldn't be the huge success that it is today. And you decide to repay them by having their work made in appreciation of it taken down?

"Thank you for loving and supporting our show. Now take down that video or we will sue the pants off of you!"

This is Hasbro taking a huge dump upon its fan base, which according to the recent mad ramblings of Lauren Faust on Twitter, would either consist of helium if they're pegasi or neon if they're unicorns.

This along with the recent suicide of Aaron Swartz shows how much this country seriously needs copyright reform.