Jeff Letrotski

Jeff Letrotski

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9 years ago @ Equestria Daily - My Little Pony on Shor... · 0 replies · +8 points

How are we supposed to beat the paper airplane?

9 years ago @ Equestria Daily - \"Trade Ya!\": Episode... · 0 replies · +2 points

A stallion's gotta have a job!

10 years ago @ Equestria Daily - \"Testing, Testing, 1,... · 0 replies · +7 points

What happens if you judge a tree by it's ability to fish?

10 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Jan Animations (Button... · 1 reply · +10 points

Like most things, once it's on the internet, I wouldn't be worried about it disappearing.

10 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Jan Animations (Button... · 2 replies · +12 points

As I understand it, the company needs to make an effort to protect it's trademarks if they want them to be legally protected. The trademarked character "Sweetie Belle" is featured in Jan's most recent animations. I think that's what got him in trouble. Parodies are OK, but when you start using actual characters from the show that's when you run into trouble.

10 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Jan Animations (Button... · 1 reply · +3 points

No need for a thumbs down. I'll add an edit because I think this is a really good point. Also do you have a reference for the law? I was trying to find one but was having some trouble.

10 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Jan Animations (Button... · 18 replies · +21 points

Yeah pretty much. However as long as it doesn't get too popular they can make a valid argument that they did not know it existed. So the bitter irony is that if you become too well known they have to shut you down.

Fighting is Magic is a pretty solid example of this, it started small, but became pretty well known, so Hasbro couldn't ignore it.

10 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Jan Animations (Button... · 49 replies · +45 points

As a pony fan and a Hasbro stock holder I feel like I can speak to both sides of this. Yes, it sucks that Jan got hit with a C&D, he is one of my favorites. However, he was beyond any doubt using characters under copyright of Hasbro. As the current copyright laws stand, you are not allowed to pick and choose who gets to use your intellectual property, it's either yours or it is everyone's. So in effect if Hasbro didn't respond to this a competing network could create a pony show almost identical to MLP and fight off any lawsuits by saying that MLP wasn't protecting their copyright anyways. Basically you don't get to choose who is allowed to use your intellectual property, if one person can then everyone can.

Yes, it sucks, but Hasbro is not trying to screw us. They are just doing what they have to do.

10 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Michael Morones Recove... · 0 replies · +2 points

Do they still need money? If so does anyone have a link to donate?

10 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Nightly Roundup #909 · 0 replies · +1 points

I think Soarin just got some love a few weeks back, but I'm voting for him anyways because he is adorable.