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« on: October 28, 2004, 04:54:00 AM »

A blogger over at Suicide Girls website list 2 Nintendo games as his favorite games..Metroid and Zelda. Nintendo somehow sees those game names listed there and sees also that the site has adult content and files a cease and desist lawsuit agaist the guy. Biggest WTF is this country coming to. Nintendos goody goody and cutsie wootsie attitude is why I cant stand them...but this is just stupid.

Heres a link to the haughty letter...
http://suicidegirls.com/boards/The+Site/55715/

And here is a link to the website..may be NSFW....
http://suicidegirls.com/

This link takes you to the offending guy's page...
http://suicidegirls.com/members/RuneLateralus/

Its been slashdotted also. So the lesson is...dont be a Nintendo fan or say anything good about thier games because they will sue you.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2004, 05:27:23 AM »

the offender isn't a girl, it's a guy.  just thought i'd point that out smile
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2004, 05:32:20 AM »

Damnit tricked again! The site I read it from said it was a girl lol...fixing that now....
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2004, 01:55:28 PM »

Yeah, that's a pretty frivolous lawsuit and I don't think it's even enforceable.  What a bunch of monkeys they must have for lawyers.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2004, 02:00:44 PM »

Honestly I can't believe that ALL the guy did is mention the games.  It'd be pretty nuts to sue someone over that, but I guess you never know.  Maybe some senior VP snapped and started filing motions. Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2004, 06:01:35 PM »

That is a strange site.  Are there nudie pics there?  Some of those girls looked hot.

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2004, 06:51:34 PM »

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That is a strange site.  Are there nudie pics there?  Some of those girls looked hot.

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It seems to be nudie pictures of girls with piercings and tattoos...  :shock:   Cool

 But it also seems that you have to pay to do anything at the site.  :x
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2004, 08:10:11 PM »

DOH!  Have to wait until I get home....websense blocked frown
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2004, 08:31:22 PM »

That site is very NSFW.  Not all of it is pay and there are a lot of pictures posted in the forums that aren't blocked (and many that are too).  

As for the lawsuit it's total BS.  This is not only a case where the judge should toss it out right away but should penalize Nintendo for filing a frivilous (and stupid) lawsuit and wasting the court's time.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2004, 09:04:58 PM »

Actually reading over the letter, its not even a lawsuit.  Its just a letter from their attorney telling them to remove the names.  I highly doubt this will even show up in court.
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2004, 12:03:17 AM »

Very Very Interesting site

It's almost like a dating service in all the info that the girls post about themselves. It's very addicitve in checking out all the interests of the various girls and yes, some of them are hot.
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2004, 12:04:51 AM »

all it is is a letter to remove the protected names from the site.  personally i think it's bullshit.  posted about it on my blog a bit...

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Personally, I think this is stupid. The guy likes your shit! Who cares if he's into chicks with tatoos and piercings?! All they're doing by making this move is turning off the "I dig chicks with tats and pierced lips" demographic.
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2004, 04:25:24 AM »

LOL...definitely one of those sites smile  But there is an update...Nintendo has apologized and offering free stuff to make good.
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2004, 12:44:00 PM »

Here's a copy of Nintendo's letter.

It does make sense for Nintendo to enforce their trademark on companies trying to sell porn using trademarked characters; suicidegirls.com just got caught up accidentally.
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2004, 04:11:05 PM »

I thought todays PA was pretty funny:

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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2004, 04:15:45 PM »

Update..Nintendo has apologised....

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We know that many of our fans are old enough to make their own choice about what they want to view on the Internet. We value the support of our fans and we respect their decisions. The letter was sent as part of an ongoing Nintendo program to aggressively protect our younger consumers from the hundreds of sexually-explicit sites each year that use Nintendo properties to attract children. We are proud of our efforts in this area. Unfortunately, the site posting identified in our letter was targeted by mistake.
As a gesture of goodwill, we would like to offer you (and RuneLateralus) a free Nintendo video game system and game of your choice.
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2004, 04:17:22 PM »

Wait... no um... wait.. yeah! Yep, an idea is forming in my head. Yeah definitely some sort of idea.
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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2004, 10:56:29 PM »

If I were Nintendo I'd fire that lawyer.
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