Stolen: Hundreds of Flash Games.
June 18, 2002 9:41 AM   Subscribe

Stolen: Hundreds of Flash Games. Shareware game developer CleverMedia is pissed; the French website flash-game.net has stolen many of their games and is passing them off as their own, along with hundreds of others. Developers like Sega, Shockwave.com, Octopi.com, FlashArcade.com...all ripped off. flash-game.net has simply ignored the e-mails demanding that the games be removed. Do you see any of your games on their site?
posted by waldo (10 comments total)
 
Why haven't you guys gone directly to their ISP with a DMCA violation? The french are a signatory to our IP-treaties, they should drop these guys pretty quick....
posted by nomisxid at 10:25 AM on June 18, 2002


Wow, I've done a lot of work with clevermedia in the past, sucks when bad things happen. Sucks more when it happens to good people.
posted by Mick at 11:03 AM on June 18, 2002


Damn frenchies.
posted by fuq at 11:10 AM on June 18, 2002


I sent this to clevermedia already, but in case the other companies stumble across this thread, here's some points of contact for reporting crime in France:

Whois for envolz

Domain host contact info: http://sivit.fr/contacts.php

European Union commission on Intellectual Property Theft

Who to contact in the case of computer crime

Interpol

Unofficial sites covering Criminal Justice

Law-France (an excellent site for all interested in questions touching on Law and Criminal Justice)


An overview of the French Criminal Justice system


Police Administrations
Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité (unofficial site)

Police Municipale de Fréjus

General administrative sites which sometimes refer to the Police:

President of the Republic


Prime minister's site


French Interior Ministry


Ministry of Justice


The French Senate


Parliamentary site



Press and broadcasting in France
Libération daily paper:

Le Monde daily paper

Le Monde Diplomatique monthly

Nice Matin daily paper

Radio France

France 2 TV

TF1 French TV channel

Planète Internet, French magazine


Hope this is of some help. Go get em!
posted by dejah420 at 12:43 PM on June 18, 2002


All we have to do is take down the MCP and get our games back!
posted by skallas at 3:36 PM on June 18, 2002


"flash-game.net has simply ignored the e- mails demanding that the games be removed."

That's funny. It's usually easier than that to get the French to surrender.

(sorry)
posted by CrayDrygu at 10:57 PM on June 18, 2002


I was wondering, if these people weren't pretending to be the authors of the games, would you have a problem? I'm seeing similarities with the MP3 situation here. Although now that it's happening to you, you're outraged.
posted by MarkC at 3:46 AM on June 19, 2002


Don't worry. They'll surrender.

*drumroll*
posted by dagny at 4:36 AM on June 19, 2002


MarkC:

I was wondering, if these people weren't pretending to be the authors of the games, would you have a problem? I'm seeing similarities with the MP3 situation here. Although now that it's happening to you, you're outraged.

Yes, It's the typical hypocrisy of the 'net set: i.e. it's OK to steal other people's work, but not OK if someone steals yours. It's ironic that the same set that constantly rages against the RIAA wants Draconian measures here.

Whatever happened to "information wants to be free"?

Bunch of freakin' hypocrites if you ask me.
posted by mark13 at 9:29 AM on June 19, 2002


Good thing I saw that movie over the weekend, because otherwise, I would have missed skallas' reference.
posted by Down10 at 10:02 AM on June 20, 2002


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