Sony are going to remove Dreams projects that use Nintendo IPs on a case-by-case basis.
Earlier this month, Sony took down a project by Piece of Craft from Dreams. Now, news has surfaced that they will be pulling projects tied to Nintendo IPs on a case-by-case basis. What this means is if you have a project out in the open, Sony will likely pull it.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, who broke the story, Sony hasn’t disclosed the number of projects, but if you know anything about Dreams, it’s abundant with copyrighted material and oddball projects straight out of peoples’ nightmares.
“Sony Interactive Entertainment is notifying the affected users that an IP Infringement Notice has been received from Nintendo and that the content will be removed. We cannot comment on volume of content to be removed, this is done on an individual case by case basis.”
They aren’t clear as to what kind of punishment they will receive, but likely it would involve a suspension if done too frequently. If anyone knows about Nintendo’s strict copyright, you’d know just how much they value it. Many fan-games, software, ROM sites, and even YouTubers’ ad revenue have suffered thanks to Nintendo’s hand.
Even though this will be a case-by-case basis, but it’s pretty clear it won’t just disapparate in a month’s time. Odds are Nintendo will have some active staff combing Dreams projects for ones focusing on their myriad of iconic IPs.
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