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winna

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« on: 02-22-2003 00:34 »

Hey has anyone noticed that Planet Express just got shut down...  That was getting to be a really cool site.  I think they got a C&D letter from Fox   no no , that really sucks!
bart182

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« Reply #1 on: 02-22-2003 00:41 »

good thing cgef is down at the moment...
BendingUnit1141

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« Reply #2 on: 02-22-2003 01:07 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2003 01:07 »

My god!   cry FOX has really done it this time..

First. Text Sig. EVAR.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #3 on: 02-22-2003 03:00 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2003 03:00 »

The bastards!   cry   mad
Hawk

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« Reply #4 on: 02-22-2003 03:58 »

Man! That site was really cool....  cry  cry
aslate

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« Reply #5 on: 02-22-2003 07:29 »

I really liked that site, the VCD covers were cool and it was one of the old sites. They really don't like us fans.
*Checks The Fry Hole for 'illegal content'*
Smitty

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« Reply #6 on: 02-22-2003 07:46 »

Another site falls to the wrath of Fox.

They could have just said it was a parody.
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 02-22-2003 07:55 »

Damn those FOX lawyers and their C&D letters. Planet Express was a good site, with a cool design. This sucks.
JavieR

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« Reply #8 on: 02-22-2003 12:23 »

Why Planet Express!
( FOX = crap )
winna

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« Reply #9 on: 02-22-2003 14:22 »

They had some really original stuff too, they even boast "100% homegrown".  It's just soo sadddd, who will be next.  frown
Nurdbot

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« Reply #10 on: 02-22-2003 15:40 »

Thank god the Outlet died a Natural net death.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #11 on: 02-22-2003 15:49 »

Surely there must be some loop holes to protect these sort of sites.
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #12 on: 02-22-2003 18:04 »

It's a pity Anders gave up so easily, since another website is still going (not mine), despite at least 2 C&D's to it's name.

Hope Anders brings back the site in another form like he mentioned, it may not be exactly what is was, but it should still be a good one, it (PE) had the uniquest feature going in the Futurama realm, pick your own skin.

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Margarita

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« Reply #13 on: 02-22-2003 23:51 »

oh c'mon 2nd website! stop closing websites because of Fox!
Ben

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« Reply #14 on: 02-23-2003 00:04 »

Don't make me get Matt in here..
Loki

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« Reply #15 on: 02-23-2003 04:12 »

What was that 'illegal stuff'?
Speli

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« Reply #16 on: 02-23-2003 19:31 »

Well that just squares me breasts.
Carbito

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« Reply #17 on: 02-24-2003 05:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Loki:
What was that 'illegal stuff'?

They had comic book scans (only the first 4).

I thought there was already a topic about this somewere...
winna

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« Reply #18 on: 02-24-2003 07:53 »

I didn't even realize they scanned the comic books, or I would have those scans on my computer by now......  roll eyes
LittleMiss

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« Reply #19 on: 02-25-2003 00:13 »

I KNOW!!  I am *SO* pissed!  I haven't finished reading all those comics yet!!  >:|  And know what else??  *Cries*  They had the awesome voice-interviews with John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal and all them!  *Cries some more*  I miss that website... I had a good idea, though... he should just put it back up under another URL and a new name!  XD  LoLz.  FOX would never have to know... *g*
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« Reply #20 on: 04-13-2003 21:53 »

What are those C&D letters exactly? And what could be all illegal content?

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Teral

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« Reply #21 on: 04-14-2003 10:20 »

C&D means "Cease & Desist", and are legal letters mailed by FOX lawyers to shut down fansites (not exclusively a FOX thing, but that's how we know them). The letters ask websites administrators to remove copyrighted material, and doesn't as such ask for the site to be closed. The problem is that by following FOX's interpretation of "copyrighted material" websites will be left with very little, if any, content.

Read more about C&D letters here (includes a C&D letter sent to TLZ).

A little quote from the TLZ C&D:

 
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Fox tries to support its fans whenever possible.  roll eyes  However, after reviewing
your web site we must request that you remove all audio clips, video clips,
sequentially arranged framegrabs, wallpaper, screensavers, games, desktop
themes, calendars, episode guides and episode transcripts relating to
"Futurama," from your web site as soon as possible.

And this would leave TLZ with what? Fanart and fanfics, and FOX even trying to claim those as copyright infringement too.

 
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Your interest in "Futurama" is most appreciated.  Fox will continue to do
its best to bring you quality entertainment.

Who said FOX didn't have a sense of humor?
futureman

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« Reply #22 on: 04-26-2003 12:21 »

FOX WILL DIE!!! Even SCUMS!
They Ruin what everyone likes and what they hate!
Anarchist

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« Reply #23 on: 04-26-2003 13:12 »

What I don't understand is why everyone takes these C&D letters so seriously. Reply with a nice one-word e-mail: "No." Then switch webspace providers. Sending spooky letters is one thing, but do you honestly think they have the time, money, and energy to actually take serious legal action? I really doubt they'd bother with that.
God didn't just send you an e-mail telling you to shut down your site, it was just those losers at FOX. Don't let spooky words scare you. "We will take legal action" is a hollow threat and the new catchphrase among empty suits with too much free time on their hands.
aslate

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« Reply #24 on: 04-26-2003 15:26 »

Planet Express is the only site to my knowledge that actually shut due to a C&D letter, The Futurama Merchandise Page got removed off Tripod as far as i'm aware, nothing to do with the webmaster. He's going to get it sorted out i think.
Teral

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« Reply #25 on: 04-26-2003 15:44 »
« Last Edit on: 04-26-2003 15:44 »

Futurama Chronicles (well on it's way to become for the Futurama webcommunity what SNPP.com is for the Simpsons) was shot down by a FOC C&D letter too.
Emma

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« Reply #26 on: 04-26-2003 15:52 »

I thinks it's been gone since 21st of February 2003. I was a fan too :sad:
Smitty

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« Reply #27 on: 04-26-2003 15:54 »

I'm quite surprised SNPP is still going after all these years. Surely Fox have noticed it by now. How many C&D letters do they have to their name?
CyberKnight

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« Reply #28 on: 04-26-2003 16:32 »

I believe they came close to being shut down, back when FOX was going around with it's Website-Targeter set to kill. However, since there is little (or no) actual copyrighted content (i.e. episodes, sounds, etc) FOX would have difficulty prosecuting. Plus the site is very much the hub of The Simpsons community.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #29 on: 04-26-2003 21:40 »

I hate to say it, but if episode downloadz are frowned upon, why should scans of comic books be treated any differently?
Anarchist

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« Reply #30 on: 04-26-2003 22:14 »

I fail to see the reasoning in shutting down an entire site because of 4 comics, even if you do for some odd reason respect FOX's claims. They don't deserve shows like Futurama to their name.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #31 on: 04-26-2003 22:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
I fail to see the reasoning in shutting down an entire site because of 4 comics, even if you do for some odd reason respect FOX's claims. They don't deserve shows like Futurama to their name.

I never said I respected FOX's claims.  However if a site's going to include illegal content then it's gonna get shut down.  mArc and the mod squad are careful to squelch talk of downloadz on PEEL because it would probably give FOX an excuse to kill the forum.
Anarchist

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« Reply #32 on: 04-26-2003 22:23 »

Absolutely. What I meant was, why shut down the entire site rather than issue a strong warning saying "remove the comic scans" and then promptly shut down the site if the webmaster doesn't comply? It's not like it was a wAReZ SiTe or something.
The Knux Bender

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« Reply #33 on: 04-26-2003 22:31 »

Exactly Fred.

If things like downloading frame grabs and downloading episodes are commonly discussed - then this site is as good as dead.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #34 on: 04-26-2003 22:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
Absolutely. What I meant was, why shut down the entire site rather than issue a strong warning saying "remove the comic scans" and then promptly shut down the site if the webmaster doesn't comply? It's not like it was a wAReZ SiTe or something.

We're talking about FOX here, which is why it's better to be safe than sorry.
Teral

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« Reply #35 on: 04-27-2003 04:22 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2003 04:22 »

 
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Originally posted by The Knux Bender:
Exactly Fred.

If things like downloading frame grabs and downloading episodes are commonly discussed - then this site is as good as dead.

I agree on the episodes thing, but I fail to see how framegrabs can hurt the show. It's not like they reveal any of the jokes, and only overall plotlines can be grasped from them. You (not aimed at you Knux Bender, but used as a general reference) would have to be a poor fan if you would rather see a series of framegrabs, rather than watch the episodes.

Also why are they going after wallpapers (and at one point they included fanart as well), how can it hurt their income that I have a sexy wallpaper of Leela on my PC? If anything it would remind me of the show everytime I start the computer, and porbably would make me buy more merchandise.

I guess FOX just really hates Futurama promotion.   big grin
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #36 on: 04-27-2003 07:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Emma:
I thinks it's been gone since 21st of February 2003. I was a fan too :sad:

Well, if you loook at the dat when this thread started it says 22/2/03. Plus the sybol for sad is : ( =  frown  Okay.  wink

getak2003

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« Reply #37 on: 04-29-2003 08:25 »

SCREW THIS!

I am going to make my own site, with blackjack popups, and hooker links, and nasty futurama pictures! awwwww..forget the hookers and blackjack, in fact just forget the idea, i just remembered that a really good site needs, space and money to buy that space. being paraniod if i can't see your face i aint buying at your place...hey that is kinda catchy.....


GHT

PS if ANYONE needs a good webmaster just send me an E-mail requesting some examples of my work and i will be happy to oblige. you can also just leave me your E-mail adress here and i will get back to you withing 12 hours.

Anarchist

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« Reply #38 on: 04-29-2003 09:30 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:
I am going to make my own site, with blackjack popups, and hooker links, and nasty futurama pictures!

Actually, blackjack, hookers, and cartoon porn are all very profitable venues on the Internet.
getak2003

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« Reply #39 on: 04-29-2003 21:39 »

i was kidding man, all that is just wrong....i only wanted to make a parody to the classic bender line with the blackjack hookers and booze.

you go make it if that is your fettish.....
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