I am not sure about the history of Nintendo and their IP enforcement. However, I can see how Nintendo would object to seeing their characters be associated with blood and gore, especially for a children oriented game.
Another poster mentioned Nintendo is one of the backers for PETA. I can't imagine Nintendo would actually authorize this.
On a separate note, I have always wanted to start PAUTPPETA, People Against the Unethical Treatment of People from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PAUTPPETA's view is that the actions of PETA is considered a physiological/visual abuse to humanity and should be stopped. We advocate the ethical treatment of people around the world.
One of the earlier communities that digged up Gangnam style is actually the North American Anime/Manga circle because in the song, "gangnam style" sounds like "Gundam style", referencing to the Gundam anime series.
And one of the VERY FIRST COPYRIGHT TAKE DOWN on Youtube is the fan altered (or MAD) video, "Gundam Style". I know it because I was one of the many people who got to see it, then found out it's been taken down by copyright. I still remember the take down happened around August 20th and I was very pissed.
So no, Psy is no saint on the copyright take down business.
It's a long term Internet myth that you can actually tell the age of the person on the other end of the tubes.
Therefore, I am making a proposal to FTC.
FTC is to set up a site, which will take emails and also a simple age verification system/drop down/whatever they want. I'll have 5000 people send in an email each, and the other 5000 people go through the age verification form. If the FTC is able to 100% identi...nay, let say 80% successfully identify those who are children and who are adults, I'll agree to the new proposal.
Re: Re: Re: Typical of cops these days.."Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquistiion"
Modern cops have the miracle supplements to build their muscle to use on the innocent.
We just had a bunch of Niagara cops accused of importing and using steroid and testosterone up here in Canada.
And according to local population, the cops were a reign of terror for a long time, presumably high on steroid and testosterone. The cops were very aggressive and abusive to anyone who dare to challenge their authoritah. Many time they would just start beating and asking question later. Or in one accusation, start beating while says, "stop resisting".
We all know doujinshi is in legal grey area anyways.
In Japan they are allowed because most if not all mangaka (manga artist) either grow out of doujinshi or is related to doujinshi market/artist in some way. In the tradition of encouraging/allowing younger mangaka the opportunity that establish artists had when they were doing doujinshi too, mangaka turns a blind eye toward doujinshi and does not talk about it.
However, that being said, from time to time you COULD have an outlier who is willing to shut down doujinshi of his/her work. Sato is essentially making it official that he is allowing this instead of just let it be.
So your alternative title is appropriate, but that does not make the action less meaningful.
Well, I think for Google, their bigger problem is how search result is tainted by search optimization which makes all the junks float to the top. This makes Google way less useful. A impartial search becomes bias and skewed.
Instead of trying to solve that problem, Google spend their resource on this to manipulate results and appease to MPAA/RIAA/**AAs. This makes Google searches even less impartial, skewed and potentially much less useful.
I can't think of a better way to destroy yourself by messing with what customer perceives and wants. Sure, since they are a big company and since their user base is so large, it will take some time before noticeable decline in search. But I believe it will eventually come if they continue this path.
Not that I particular like Microsoft or something, but I heard Bing's search are getting better. Perhaps I should start testing searches with it.
Hey, Dotcom had a inflatable tank! Of course we have to bring the tank of our home. How are we suppose to know if that tank is not going to post a threat to our officers? What if it's filled with hydrogen like the Hindenburg?
I apologize if this offends people, but I always feel that some Jewish people are really... overly sensitive about anti-semitism. It's kind of like how black people are over sensitive on prosecution, or how different ethic people are overly sensitive about discrimination, or how feminists thinks every other male is a chauvinist pig.
Hmm... actually, now that I went through that sentence, it's not so uncommon after all.
I still think it's bit, laughable. Not that I disagree with how tragic historical event is, but, aren't there other people who went through tragic events of equal or greater proportion? And I think the reason those are often less known and cared about is because those groups are not as powerful, rich, or brings it up every other occasion. To be honest, I feel that since Jewish people went through such a tragic event, they should have more sympathy for those of similar fate but does not have the means to make it well known or do something about it, and to help them. But I don't ever recall hear the Jewish community did anything for other people, except being very vocal on the occasional anti-semitic events.
BTW, I always wonder where that word semitic comes from and Wikipedia says it covers "Akkadian, Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic, Ge'ez, Maltese, Canaanite/Phoenician, Amorite, Eblaite, Ugaritic, Sutean, Moabite, Edomite, Ammonite, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Chaldean, Mandaic, Ahlamu and Syriac among others, and those that were spread to the Horn of Africa from the Near East such as Amharic, Tigre and Tigrinya."
So, wouldn't the current discrimination/profiling of middle east and arabic people, technically, Antisemitism?
"the officer's word doesn't mean as much as it used to"
Well, duh? Police used to be have better names for themselves and have more respect from the general public.
And who's the one ruining the good name of polices? According to the police, it's those darn layperson equipped with smart phones and the digital cameras that's recklessly endangering life of police officers and interfere with their jobs on public property by exposing their incompetence.