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BY2K
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(07-25-2011, 12:00 AM)
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What do you guys think? Is Capcom really trying to erase Mega Man from our memories?
Busaiku
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(07-25-2011, 12:00 AM)
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They're trying to get everyone to focus on Mega Man Online.
Ninja Scooter
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(07-25-2011, 12:01 AM)
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lol I like the new Capcom. Trolling everyone in sight.
ramine
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(07-25-2011, 12:01 AM)
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1 month ago, this would have been ok. Now it's just poor timing and really feels like spitting on the fans just a little more.
DMPrince
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(07-25-2011, 12:01 AM)
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fansites are next.
Averon
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(07-25-2011, 12:01 AM)
Why is Capcom going to war with its own franchise?
Nairume
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(07-25-2011, 12:01 AM)
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As much as I hate to side with Capcom, it was kind of crazy to expect them to not go after a band that was actually profiting on using their IP.
Data West
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(07-25-2011, 12:01 AM)
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If this is true, Capcom is trying to erase themselves from our memories.
I think Protomen are mad overrated, and they're only popular because of the Mega Man shtick, but this is still ridiculous if true.
Beth Cyra
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(07-25-2011, 12:02 AM)
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Depsite the resent issues which do suck, this is Capcom being in the right.

If the band was using Capcom's Ip they are doing the same thing any other company in the industry would do regardless of the recent Rock issues.
cybercircuit1
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(07-25-2011, 12:03 AM)
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Old, I'm assuming.

February 20, 2011

Strive
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(07-25-2011, 12:03 AM)
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There I was hoping for Megaman in the next Super Smash Bros. Oh well...
The Take Out Bandit
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(07-25-2011, 12:03 AM)
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Ahahahahahahahahaha!

I like how Capcom is just trademark squatting now. These guys should have known better, but it's just funny because it's not like Capcom is going to do anything with the characters.

Oh man.

It would be awesome if Capcom started pulling a Lucasfilm and making all things Megaman go away, the way Lucas monkeys with his old movies.
Azure Dream
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(07-25-2011, 12:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nairume

As much as I hate to side with Capcom, it was kind of crazy to expect them to not go after a band that was actually profiting on using their IP.

Except they have to have known about the Protomen for years now, Capcom's too tied in on the community side not to, and the lawyers can't be that slow on the draw. So what's changed, what have they done differently to deserve the sudden smackdown?
Data West
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(07-25-2011, 12:05 AM)
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"It's been an open secret for a long time," said an industry figure who is definitely not made up. "When we make a videogame, we don't need permission from fans to put in the characters we want. If Capcom wants to include Firebrand and not Mega Man, based on what will make a more balanced videogame, it can do that, because Capcom's making the game. Not the fans."

Also, from that one journalist that we don't like. Take it with a grain of salt.
DarkKyo
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(07-25-2011, 12:05 AM)
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Wow. Fuck you Capcom. You used to be so awesome.
BY2K
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(07-25-2011, 12:06 AM)
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Oh God, I didn't see the date on that cease and desist. It happened way before Legends 3 was cancelled.
Boney
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(07-25-2011, 12:07 AM)
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the end is near
Knux-Future
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(07-25-2011, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Oh God, I didn't see the date on that cease and desist. It happened way before Legends 3 was cancelled.

Exactly...but no Capcom is evil and all that.
GSR
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(07-25-2011, 12:10 AM)
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That thing is either fake or old news, and I don't recall hearing anything about them getting C&D'd in February. Probably just someone trying to stir up trouble again.
Jinfash
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(07-25-2011, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by cybercircuit1

Old, I'm assuming.

Where did you get the date from? lulz, if true.
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(07-25-2011, 12:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Oh God, I didn't see the date on that cease and desist. It happened way before Legends 3 was cancelled.

If people posted this when it happened, we could have seen it coming!
Pie and Beans
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(07-25-2011, 12:11 AM)
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I think this is probably fake and capitalizing on MegaMan fan's thirst for internet drama right now.
NIN90
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(07-25-2011, 12:11 AM)
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"...statutory damages of between $750 and $30,000 per copy sold.."

what
airmangataosenai
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(07-25-2011, 12:11 AM)
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Has any company burned through good will from it's fanbase this quickly before? Jesus Christ this is madness, they've gone into Bobby Kotick levels of jackassery.
ultron87
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(07-25-2011, 12:12 AM)
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You have to be kidding me.

They've fucking played at Capcom's booth at a trade show before.

God damnit, if this prevents them from playing at Gencon in 2 weeks I'm going to be extremely unhappy.

And they aren't "copying Megaman". They make prog rock concept albums that are extremely loosely based on Megaman. They don't even use any of the music or anything.
Nairume
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(07-25-2011, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kulock

Except they have to have known about the Protomen for years now, Capcom's too tied in on the community side not to, and the lawyers can't be that slow on the draw. So what's changed, what have they done differently to deserve the sudden smackdown?

Perhaps there was a change in the amount of money/publicity the band was bringing in.
hardcastlemccormick
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(07-25-2011, 12:12 AM)
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You have got to be kidding me.

Act 2 was barely Mega Man related at all. A couple of names as best.
Data West
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(07-25-2011, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Knux-Future

Exactly...but no Capcom is evil and all that.

How does the timing excuse it?
Andrefpvs
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(07-25-2011, 12:13 AM)
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Didn't Capcom Unity post Protomen videos in the past, or at least mention them before?

This is weird.

Also,

Originally Posted by Wikipedia

In 2007, The Protomen played at Capcom's booth at San Diego Comic Con by Capcom's invitation.

Edit: Oh, so it's fake? It never made much sense tbh.
Last edited by Andrefpvs; 07-25-2011 at 12:25 AM.
Nairume
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(07-25-2011, 12:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by hardcastle_mccormick

You have got to be kidding me.

Act 2 was barely Mega Man related at all. A couple of names as best.

Those names happened to be Albert Wily and Thomas Light.
demonturkey
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(07-25-2011, 12:13 AM)
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So where was this found?
DarkSoul520
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(07-25-2011, 12:14 AM)
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This is getting ridiculous.
I thought Capcom had said they were ok with them a while back? Why the stab in the back?
Slime
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(07-25-2011, 12:15 AM)
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Into every generation it is born: one company in all the world, a chosen one. It alone will wield bastardry and bad PR to piss off the devoted fans, the loyal supporters, and the core demographics; to stop the spread of their goodwill and the swell of their number. It is the Douchey Publisher.

Guess the "gift" has passed from Atari to EA, and now to both Activision and Capcom. I guess the death of Activision's music games at the end of season 1 caused a loophole allowing for two at once.
HeresSomeWeapons
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(07-25-2011, 12:15 AM)
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Interesting that they would C&D the Protomen, but seem to totally support the Megas. In fact, the Megas music is even featured in official trailers for Megaman Universe, and their lyrics were incorporated into the new comic.

What the hell Capcom?
hardcastlemccormick
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(07-25-2011, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nairume

Those names happened to be Albert Wily and Thomas Light.

That's where the "barely" comes into play. I don't see the point of your reply.
Luigiv
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(07-25-2011, 12:17 AM)
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Well if they're making a tidy profit off of this then they should be paying who ever owns the original compositions royalties. That's the way things work in the music business (seriously, it's ruthless). That being said, I don't see a concert of Megaman covers making enough profit to be worth the fuss of paying lawyers to write a C&D letter. That'd be like going after those shitty cover bands who play at pubs on the weekend.
Jinfash
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(07-25-2011, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by demonturkey

So where was this found?

By googling "Capcom+evil+monsters" then clicking "I'm feeling lucky."

Originally Posted by rpmurphy

It's in the email shown in the OP.

D'oh. Kept looking at the header and footer.
rpmurphy
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(07-25-2011, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jinfash

Where did you get the date from? lulz, if true.

It's in the email shown in the OP.
darkblade77
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(07-25-2011, 12:18 AM)
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Main Protomen site 404s, but pages linked to it still work.

Where's the source for this?
ultron87
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(07-25-2011, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Luigiv

Well if they're making a tidy profit off of this then they should be paying who ever owns the original compositions royalties. That's the way things work in the music business (seriously, it's ruthless). That being said, I don't see a concert of Megaman covers making enough profit to be worth the fuss of paying lawyers to write a C&D letter. That'd be like going after those shitty cover bands who play at pubs on the weekend.

They don't really use any Megaman music. There are a few homages in their but it's almost entirely original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcDoZnN8ac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTaqc3_5oYg

Edit: Phew. Fake.
Nairume
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(07-25-2011, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by hardcastle_mccormick

That's where the "barely" comes into play. I don't see the point of your reply.

They are two of the most prominent characters in the franchise behind Mega Man himself. If Capcom doesn't like that they are using their characters, no matter how little, it is their right to say something.

The Protomen went into this knowing exactly what could happen.
FINALFANTASYDOG
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(07-25-2011, 12:19 AM)
Close the Thread, this is fake:

http://twitter.com/#!/Protomen/status/94575844370034688

@HearstLee Damn, you had our hopes up. We thought we could join the ranks of those that have gotten in trouble for creating original music.

TheSeks
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(07-25-2011, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

fansites are next.

After that GAF for mentioning Rockman.
Lijik
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(07-25-2011, 12:20 AM)
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This sounds like a bad joke from the MML3 fallout thread.
Im shocked that this happened, especially with such poor timing
EDIT- Oh it was a joke. Whew
Slavik81
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(07-25-2011, 12:20 AM)
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They should just come to a royalty agreement. The continued existence of the band is good for everyone involved.
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(07-25-2011, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by ultron87

You have to be kidding me.

They've fucking played at Capcom's booth at a trade show before.
God damnit, if this prevents them from playing at Gencon in 2 weeks I'm going to be extremely unhappy.

And they aren't "copying Megaman". They make prog rock concept albums that are extremely loosely based on Megaman. They don't even use any of the music or anything.

That's crazy. I was going to say that CAPCOM was in right if these guys were selling CDs and stuff of Mega Man music. But if CAPCOM previously knew about it and even kind of promoted it, that's pretty messed up.
ezekial45
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(07-25-2011, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by FINALFANTASYDOG

Close the Thread, this is fake:

http://twitter.com/#!/Protomen/status/94575844370034688

Why the hell did someone bother making this up?

I mean come on!
Jinfash
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(07-25-2011, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by FINALFANTASYDOG

Close the Thread, this is fake:

http://twitter.com/#!/Protomen/status/94575844370034688

So that's the band's twitter denying it happened? smh if true.
Azure Dream
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(07-25-2011, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Luigiv

Well if they're making a tidy profit off of this then they should be paying who ever owns the original compositions royalties. That's the way things work in the music business (seriously, it's ruthless). That being said, I don't see a concert of Megaman covers making enough profit to be worth the fuss of paying lawyers to write a C&D letter. That'd be like going after those shitty cover bands who play at pubs on the weekend.

Except from what I've heard of their work, and what I've seen others say, they don't remix existing Mega Man music. They write their own music, with the stories of their albums a loose reinterpretation of the Mega Man plot.


Edit: Oh good, fake.
SkyMasterson
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Originally Posted by ramine

1 month ago, this would have been ok. Now it's just poor timing and really feels like spitting on the fans just a little more.


This is just unbelievable. What kind of boneheads do they have working there? Do they not fucking think? I seriously want to punch capcom in the face.

I wish everyone would boycott capcom products for awhile. They can seriously go fuck themselves for all the shit they've been pulling in the last year.

Edit: Joke? I really hope so. I still want people to boycott capcom lol.

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