I’m done with this planet
It’s true: The guy behind Keyboard Cat, as well as the creator of Nyan Cat, are suing Warner Bros (publisher) and 5th Cell (developers).
Although since they’re memes I doubt they’d get very far. At all.
This will never be NOT funny at all.
Except PRGuitarman copyrighted the gif of Nyan Cat well before it went viral
To think that people are somehow disqualified from getting compensation that’s legally and rightfully theirs for their respective IPs just because “they’re memes” is really fucking stupid and it’s obvious that you have absolutely no grasp on how copyright works
grow the fuck up
seriously there’s nothing more grating about this than people using the ITS A MEME argument like this somehow nullifies copyright law
if this were anybody else’s creative property that wasn’t a meme, people would be all sorts of fucked up and angry over it being used for profit unfairly
i never in my life thought i would dedicate this much time and thought to nyan cat/keyboard cat but its really embarrassing to see people just completely ignore the fact that a creator has the right to defend their copyright Just Because Its A Meme
sorry if this is beating a dead horse (even though this is still a fresh topic) but i’m really tired of people rolling their eyes and being shitty about a creator doing exactly what somebody who has had their copyright protected IP breached unfairly should/would do