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Virtual Legality Episode 199

Reading Final Fantasy VII's Streaming Restrictions

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With supply chains existing only as open question marks, Square Enix has done the right thing by starting shipments of their much anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake project out to the world earlier than usual.

But with early shipments come early copies in the wild. And passive aggressive threats from Square Enix legal.

Just what does Square Enix say you can and can't do under their Final Fantasy VII Remake "Material Usage License"?

How does this affect streaming, fan art, and more?

And what of the official release date of April 10, 2020?

We're sure they meant Materia Usage License...in Virtual Legality.

#FFVII #Remake #SquareEnix


Discussed in this episode:

"As the development team requested yesterday..."
Tweet - March 31, 2020 - Final Fantasy VII Remake (@finalfantasyvii)
https://twitter.com/finalfantasyvii/status/1245003712067710976

"An Important message from the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE development team"
Square Enix Blog - March 30, 2020
https://square-enix-games.com/en_US/news/important-message-final-fantasy-vii-remake-development-team

"Exclusive rights in copyrighted works"
17 USC 106
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/106

"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107

"Is Copyright Broken? A Lawyer Responds to Tom Scott (Virtual Legality #196)"
YouTube Video - March 24, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/Hpa61mMdkiU

"FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Material Usage License"
Final Fantasy VII Remake Website
https://ffvii-remake.square-enix-games.com/en-us/streaming-guidelines

"Streaming, Copyright Infringement, and Fair Use (Virtual Legality #177)"
YouTube Video - February 19, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/vTjsKrC3tOE


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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