(that company that made red vs blue using halo IP... yeah those guys)
are currently DMCA ing any videos containing RWBY characters SFW and NSFW mmd videos, fan art, etc.
just warning the iwara community.
They can't do jack shit here . Also , the letter they sent to W&S is pure B.S. Their YT videos fall under fair use and they know it . Finically , they don't have a pot to piss in . AT&T are looking to sell them off . Plus , that idiot who sent the letter is no lawyer !
true. I mean seriously.. Rooster teeth if they go down this route, they did the exact same thing with Red vs Blue... and STILL ARE...
but I really like iwara community so I just posting a heads up to be on the lookout.
F*** Rooster Teeth !!!
The clowns putting up the DMCA take down notice are a third party that tries to scare people to extort money from them out of court and when they get sued for false claims because of them not owning the material and harassment they back down and in many cases they get sued and lose and instead of making money they have to pay up LOL. (I read the online article and got a good laugh FYI: if Rooster Teeth wanted to they would request a take down the video. Video would be removed and that would be that )
Rooster teeth have 0 ground on asking for ANYONE to take down a video using RWBY characters at all since they made bank using HALO characters in red vs blue.
if anyone gets a takedown notice from Rooster teeth, tell them to shove it and post the red vs blue back at them.
fair use Mother Fs....
I downloaded a bunch of rwby models solely for the purpose of using them in videos later on. They honestly do not have any grounds to stand on in this regard as fair use does actually cover some people who use them to make videos. However, the ones making money off their videos using the characters aren't covered by fair use because it's intentionally making a profit off of a copyrighted IP that does not belong to you. This is generally the same for people who make money via fanart of copyrighted characters. It can be seen as hypocritical on RT's part, but in the same breath, the Red vs Blue videos weren't made with the intention of making money, and was strictly a comedic parody. It just turned out that way due to the boom in popularity of it's humor. It's what got the original makers hired in the first place.
RWBY is an entirely different matter here though because RT OWNS the copyright to it. It wasn't a happenstance that made money, it was an original creation that was INTENDED to make money, and BELONGS to RT. So, truth be told, RT can do what they want in this regard.People can fight it. But it's not a fight you would win legally as you actually don't own the property, and have no right to any profits either.
RT don't own anything in Red vs blue...
they have 0 ground to stand on with regard to using other IPs at all. whether to make money or NOT.
they PLAY other people games to make money ffs...
screw rooster teeth anyway, a bunch of woke *ards running the show now.