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Angel-Phoenix
04-22-2009, 04:56 PM
This is sort of feedback, sort of a question.
I like the icons and all, but why is there not a option to upload your own icons like on other fourms?

Toma RNK
04-22-2009, 05:33 PM
This is sort of feedback, sort of a question.
I like the icons and all, but why is there not a option to upload your own icons like on other fourms?

1: people could upload porn, and there are WAY more users than our mods could police.
1: Legal reasons. Many fan icons could be fanart. Below is my rant on fanart and such on viz's forums:



Here is the thing, I have said this allover the place but I'll say it again. Fanart and fanfics are tough for viz as a company.

Technically speaking, any fan use of a licensed product is illegal. The way copyright aw works viz will have 2 choices:

1: Allow fan made art to exist, allowing fans to make their own stuff. In this option viz looses the right to enforce ANY copyright claims as it is all or nothing. That would mean tomorrow I could put all of viz's english dubbed anime on youtube and they couldn't LEGALLY do anything.

If this happened japanese companies would stop selling series to viz and the company would die.

2: Viz would have to send cease and desist letters to EVERYONE who did anything fanmade. This would be stupid as they would be attacking their own fans for a stupid legal reason.

Pretty bad choices huh? So instead of taking a stance viz is going with the:

"Huh?! What fanart?! I don't see any *closes eyes*"

If people could upload their own stuff viz would have to choose. And no one would win.

I do not work for viz and not a mod. This is likely why I can say this.