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Ok. I just noticed a problem with my new pok


Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:25 am
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http://www.pokemonelite2000.com is what I personally use, but there ar others, a LOT of others

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Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:42 pm
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Remember: you need their permission first, unless they state "you may freely use these images on other websites"


Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:57 pm
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And also If they say give credit, do so. I get my pokemon pics from many sites, http://www.fireball20xl.com has a excellent sprite resource, and so does, http://www.pokemonelite2000.com. Mewtwofan's site also has a good sprites, I'll go find a link to that real quick...

EDIT: Here's the link to Mewtwofan's Page

And if your looking for Sugimori Art you can find them on Mewtwo fan's page as well.


Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:54 pm
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ShadowFlygon wrote:
And also If they say give credit, do so. I get my pokemon pics from many sites, http://www.fireball20xl.com has a excellent sprite resource, and so does, http://www.pokemonelite2000.com. Mewtwofan's site also has a good sprites, I'll go find a link to that real quick...

EDIT: Here's the link to Mewtwofan's Page

And if your looking for Sugimori Art you can find them on Mewtwo fan's page as well.


I think I have a bigger problem than that, though. If I use any of Nintendo's pictures on a site that earns me money, won't they not allow me to use them, no matter which site I get their pictures from?

And by the way ShadowFlygon, do those sites you mention above require that you say on your site that your pictures are from their site, or did you have to obtain permission from them to use those pictures, or did they say that they're free for all to use?


Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:57 pm
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It's illegal to profit from any copyrighted material owned by someone else.

So no, you can't use Nintendo's material to profit. Well, you can, but if you do, Nintendo have every legal right to take you to court.


Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:48 pm
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Amphy wrote:
It's illegal to profit from any copyrighted material owned by someone else.

So no, you can't use Nintendo's material to profit. Well, you can, but if you do, Nintendo have every legal right to take you to court.


So, in other words, even if only the advertisers on my site pay me money for advertising their banner on my site, I can't use any pok


Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:18 pm
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I would like to know about that aswel :?: :?: :?: ???

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Not 100% on US Law but I'm pretty sure you cannot profiteer of copyrighted material. I can't say wether they will sue you or not because I have nothing to do with their legal department.

Why take the risk? If you think that you're going to make a lot of money off a Pokemon website, it's going to have to be a damn good one.


Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:31 am
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Amphy wrote:
If you think that you're going to make a lot of money off a Pokemon website, it's going to have to be a damn good one.


Well, that's exactly what I'm trying to accomplish, lol. :P

I want to make a popular pok


Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:33 pm
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Well good luck to you - if it could be done, we would have already jumped at the chance.

I personally wouldnt waste my time earning money which a company could easily seek a court order to hand over all your profits to them. You're basically making money for them.

But good luck to you! </sarcasm>


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Just a question -- If you don't make money off a site, NPO, that is, are you allowed to use images? Don't have any images I want to use for my school forum, it was just a thought.

Speaking of Moolah, do you (E4) make cash off this site, or do you do it because it's your passion?

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Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:22 pm
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I'm pretty sure you can use images if you don't make profit. That would fall under the category of a fan site (like this one and most of the others) and it's pretty much okay.

Psypoke make no money off the site - we don't even generate revenue at all let alone profit. We're hosted on gamespy, and we display gamespy ads on our site as part of our agreement with them, and in return, we don't have to pay anything.

As an example, say Nintendo wanted to take us to court for breach of copyright. However the thing is, they could only sue us for a return of profits...and we make $0 profit. So they would have paid their lawyers, and gotten nothing out of us.

Also, the negative publicity they would have drawn to themselves would have been terribly damaging to their reputation. Some of you might have heard about the RIAA vs. 12 year old girl case, where the RIAA took a girl to court for downloading music. You simply don't do stuff like that. It'd be similar for Nintendo - the headlines would be something like "Nintendo sues fansite for nothing". If the court ruled in their favour, it would mean every company would be able to sue any fansite because courts are bound by their previous decisions, and the precedent would have huge implications - nearly all fansites of anything would have to close down. This would essentially be shooting themselves in the foot, because fansites create hype, and keep people interested in their products. If every fansite closed down, many would stop buying Nintendo products and they would suffer a huge loss.

However if we did use their copyrighted material to make a profit, it'd be a different story, they'd simply seek an injunction and return of profits and nobody would hear a thing about it.

So that's basically the legal rundown, hope this helps you guys out...but just remember, big companies do have big money to pay for lawyers to get their profits back. Individuals trying to profit off their ideas are pretty much screwed :S


Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:10 am
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Although I'm sure Nintendo might allow me to do it if I cut them in on a portion of my profits. After all, I'm paying how much a year for a domain name, so I need to make some money to cover that cost, plus make a slight profit at the same time.

More advertising and profit for Nintendo - what company wouldn't want that :?:


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Of course Nintendo would want more profits. You go ahead and make this awesome Pokemon site, PM2005, but just remember, no stealing from Psypoke.

Oh and by the way, don't even think of asking any of the Elites about how stuff works. ;)

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TonberryKing wrote:
Of course Nintendo would want more profits. You go ahead and make this awesome Pokemon site, PM2005, but just remember, no stealing from Psypoke.

Oh and by the way, don't even think of asking any of the Elites about how stuff works. ;)


Don't worry, lol. My site will be 100% original. :D

Only problem is that I don't how you get phpBB forums to work. :?
I've downloaded them and installed them, but I'm not really sure how to go on from there. :?

I'm only 15, after all. :P


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