Re: Re: Re: Gainex, not a good idea?... (Tue Mar 30 19:09:09 1999
> What I don't understand is, why is Gainex making such a big deal > about their copyrighted material? On their website they have > specific images that are allowed to be used on websites and only > after an agreement is "signed" (that is, last time I looked). > Perhaps they own the rights, yes, but very few, if any other > studios care. Personally I think that displaying cels and images > from any anime shows is a great form of free advertising for these > studios. > Back to the Eva cels; why do they sell hand-painted copies, but > won't let the originals out of their sight? What is this fear > they're displaying? Unlike many other animes, EVA is sponsored and licensed by "many" companies/investors like Sega and Bandai...etc, Gainax has to get permissions from all those companies first if they want to release the cels to the public. If one of them doesn't agree, Gainax cannot sell any EVA cels. So instead, they made some reproduction cels to satisfy the fans. The licensing and copyright problems can get very complicated when too many companies involved, as it is in this situation. There are a few other animes that have similar situations too, but those animes weren't popular among fans anyway, so hardly any one care, but for EVA, almost every anime fan knows about this popular show.
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