Final Fantasy VII Web Series Now Threatened With Legal Action

Last week we reported that a Kickstarter came up for a Final Fantasy VII web series. No surprise to us, the people who brought up this Kickstarter are now being threatened with legal action from Square Enix claiming to protect their intellectual property. Keep reading for more details.

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According to IGN, Square Enix is threatening to pursue legal action against the people who are trying to make this web series stating that they are protecting their intellectual property. The group got this email:

“This is a message from Kickstarter Support. We’re writing to inform you that a project you backed, Final Fantasy VII: The Web Series (Unofficial Fan Project), is the subject of an intellectual property dispute.

The project has been removed from public view until the dispute is resolved, which can take up to 30 days. The project’s funding and the countdown to its deadline have been stopped. If the project becomes available again, the countdown will continue and the new deadline will extend past the original deadline for as much time as the project was unavailable. You can find out more by reading our Copyright and DMCA Policy and our Trademark Policy.”

Maybe Square and the group can come to terms with some agreement but it’s not looking good. For more news on the Final Fantasy VII web series or more Square Enix news, Enix Origins is your place. To discuss this topic or any others please leave a comment or join our forums.

  • Denis

    Well that was fast.

  • Johnson

    This is absolute bullshit if square enix isnt gonna touch a ff7 remake then what goddam right do they have to stiffle the internets creativity they are nothing but cocksuckers making these new shitty ff games they need to get real start doing next gen remakes of older ff titles and just stfu

    • Deric

      You sir, have no idea how the real world works apparently. They have the right as the holder of the copyright.

    • benbenkr

      They have every right to stiffle with whoever on this planet because the FF7 IP belongs to them entirely. Not backing Square Enix because what they’re doing here is not cool at all, but to say they have no rights to do so? That’s not for you or anyone else to say.

      • Benjamin Miller

        Technically they only have rights to stifle people in countries that have laws about these things, but yes you are right. It is their intellectual property and until it’s old enough to be in the public domain people who want remakes can’t do anything about it. That’s just how it is and if you were the one who owned the rights you’d either be stupid or really smart to let someone else use your intellectual property but it’d be your choice since you owned it. Using Square’s intellectual property is the same as stealing I’m not sure why some of you don’t get that.

        This would be a less obvious ban if it hadn’t been a kickstarter. I mean who in their right mind thinks they can just accept money to make something that isn’t based on their own intellectual property? If you did it for free and offered it for free you might have a chance of getting away with it but anytime there is money involved you aren’t going to get away with it. That’s copyright law but it’s also common sense.

    • Regan Music

      Are you fucking serious? Square has every right, it’s their’s, they made it. Not some random internet people. Random internet people are just leeching off the game’s popularity. Money that gets made from Final Fantasy 7 should only go to square, because it is their product, their story, their world, their characters. Square invented it all. These internet people didn’t invent shit. They have no right getting credit for any of the greatness that square achieved. I believe when you first put the disc in to your ps1 / ps2 / ps3 / emulator, THE FIRST THING THAT COMES UP IS TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE GAME! It’s a general Sony disclosure, and it is painfully obvious as soon as you start the game up.

  • pink merde

    NO SURPRISE THERE..!
    square has done this before, if anyone remember the “Unofficial N64 Chrono Trigger” remake that too got the same treatment from SQUARE….and that was years ago…in a far far galaxy.

  • Dave Rottino

    Probably would of been awful anyways. I don’t think a crowd funded FF VII series would have enough capital to do it justice. You can’t charge money or try and sell to pay for the budget as Square-Enix owns the rights.