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Sony going after Dreams creations that use Nintendo IP at the request of Nintendo

Nintendo is not happy

People have been using Dreams to create anything and everything in their wildest imagination. The PS4 game is all about bringing your ideas to life, and for some people, that means working with already-existing franchises.

Countless creations are out there that aim to recreate existing properties, and Nintendo titles are definitely in the mix. While most companies seem to let these creations slide, the Big N is moving in to shut down these experiences.

Dreams content create @Piece_of_Craft has shared a note stating that "a big video game company" reached out about his projects and asked him to stop. Wondering what company that is? In the same message, @Piece_of_Craft states that all of his Mario projects in Dreams are now on hold.

To get even more specific, @Piece_of_Craft said he received an email from the legal and business affairs division of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, which stated that Nintendo had objected to the use of Mario in his Dreams project. Expect the same to happen for any other Nintendo-related IP that fans try to recreate in Dreams.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Categories: General News
Tags: mario

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This is the single stupidest thing I've read all decade.
As in, Nintendo going after user made content in ANOTHER companies game?

That's like trying to shut down levels in Little Big Planet, or create-a-characters that are supposed to look like Nintendo IPs.

I'm sorry, but that's downright idiotic.

If you make a universal tool of course people are gonna make Mario.

Here lies Sony...

Died from stupidity.

This is the single stupidest thing I've read all decade.
As in, Nintendo going after user made content in ANOTHER companies game?

That's like trying to shut down levels in Little Big Planet, or create-a-characters that are supposed to look like Nintendo IPs.

I'm sorry, but that's downright idiotic.

socar
Sat Mar 21 20 01:43pm
Rating: 2

And isn't Nintendo in the right here? Its clearly copyrighted material so why can't they do so? Unless its easter eggs in which case I can understand that.

kcst
Sat Mar 21 20 01:56pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

There seems to be a lot of "See (non-Sony game) recreated in Dreams!" as the hype around this game, and Sony is absolutely making money off of that hype.

I don't get you. Are you saying Nintendo is in the wrong here?

No.
Word is that Sony is going to start letting people monetize their creations in Dreams, so this is absolutely what had to happen.

Seeing that there was (supposedly) already a clause in the ToS for the game where people are not allowed to use other IPs in the game, not really.

I think the only Dreams that should be removed are the ones that imported sound and music from Nintendo games.

Hope Nintendo is removing all those copyrighted graphics on T-Shirts I’ve already seen from Animal Crossing.

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