Nintendo responds to PETA’s Pokemon attack | canada.com
Last week PETA attacked Nintendo’s popular Pokemon franchise in amusing fashion, claiming that Pokemon trainers actually abuse their Pokemon in the series.
Somehow, PETA missed the series’ main points – that humans and Pokemon are meant to help each other and live together in relative harmony.
Unsurprisingly, Nintendo wasn’t very impressed with PETA’s Pokemon-like flash game and seems to be considering legal action.
“Nintendo and the Pokémon Company take the inappropriate use of our products and intellectual property seriously,” stated Nintendo in a recent press release.
The flash game hosted on PETA’s website, Pokémon Black and Blue: Gotta Free ‘Em All, allows players to control an abused Pokémon as he attacks his trainer and frees other enslaved Pokémon.
the whole letter
Thank you for bringing this incident to our attention. Nintendo takes the inappropriate use of its products and intellectual property seriously. Nintendo is not affiliated with PETA or with the game they have created and in this case we will be taking action against PETA.
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Nintendo of America Inc
Kinda wondering if this is a first amendment case involving fair use and all, but i could be wrong.