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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2009, 12:59:49 am »
 :( :( :(
I loved Kajar Laboratories and working on CT.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2009, 01:06:26 am »
I now have more disgust for Square Enix than I ever, ever did for the RIAA.  Kajar Labs was always such a treat to browse, even though I never got to be involved with any projects.  Honestly, it evoked a deep sense of child-like wonder.  I never imagined it would end this way, at least not all of it.  This is a very sad day.

Consider them boycotted.  I'll never buy another SE title.

Hear hear. I'm sick of ports and watching Final Fantasy get worse and worse. I think that whatever magic the company once held went out with the playstation era, and I for one am done beating this dead horse.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2009, 01:09:36 am »
I'm interested in seeing where this news is posted elsewhere in the gaming community, so if any of you want to link in replies, that's fine.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2009, 01:11:41 am »
Chrono Trigger: Rebirth will not be worked on anymore, and the files will be deleted shortly. But see it coming as a fanfic sometime!

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2009, 01:13:45 am »
Jeez, sorry to hear that Shinrin. I feel so sorry for poor Zakyrus too, not to mention justin.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2009, 01:17:43 am »
Next time the community needs to plan better...operate in a wide web of Returner cells all over...They can't get us if they can't find us! :lol: Um, but really...sucky. What exactly did this C&D state...? How was it obtained? I assume we somehow know the legitimacy of it?

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2009, 01:19:56 am »
I am interested in seeing the actual letter, but I somehow doubt that posting it would be allowed.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2009, 01:21:41 am »
I don't see why not...Once something is sent to you (or maybe when you receive it) it becomes your property.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2009, 01:25:30 am »
SE says it's confidential. Even if it weren't, they have the power to punish us any way they see fit or litigate, so I'm not exactly going to test their patience. We're lucky the entire Chrono Compendium didn't get destroyed.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2009, 01:40:40 am »
Actually, CTR and CTRP's letters were posted, so here goes. Linked in first post.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2009, 01:46:43 am »
Well Fuck.

I can understand SE, so I am not pissed off at them but just at the fact that there won't be CT:CE any other future project of the like. I enjoyed helping out with what little I did. :(

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2009, 01:47:52 am »
You all remember my post in the "Questions for CE team"... right?

That was my #1 question... how would CE respond to a cease & desist letter. I feel extremely bad that my "prophecy/question" became a reality. It is not fair, but we can't do anything about it. Zeality, excellent last couple of sentences on that update too. My fellow Compendium users, please do not hate SE for this. They did what they had to do, yet through destruction and death spawns construction and life. Please keep this in mind...

I must also confess that I may be partially responsible. I did receive a reply some weeks ago in my attempt to reach a different avenue to rekindle the Chrono name.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2009, 01:50:24 am »
Magus22, weren't you arguably the first one to propose Dalton at the Fall of Guardia too? Years before CT:DS came out?

...Anything you're not telling us?

I kid, I kid.  :lol:

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2009, 01:54:37 am »
Will CE's story be released? This is devastating.

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Re: Cease & Desist Letter
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2009, 02:06:09 am »
They did what they had to do, yet through destruction and death spawns construction and life. Please keep this in mind...

Well, they didn't have to...

I'm curious about one portion of the C&D letter:
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We understand that you claim a copyright to CT:CE...

I'm no copyright law expert, so I'm a little confused as to what it means to "claim a copyright".  Does simply using SE's intellectual property in these kinds of projects entail a claim to copyright by the authors?  And is this the premise that the C&D hinges upon?

I know there's probably no use in fighting this, but I am curious...

Edit:  Considering rom hacking is illegal  :roll: I guess that would be a more sound premise.  I guess my question relates more to projects like CR.
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