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This isn't a question of intellectual property. If Bethesda thought MK was infringing on their intellectual property, they'd sue or threaten to. Now, of course TES is a franchise, but so what? Intellectual property is still just an *RL* legal matter, nothing more. It defines how courts would settle stuff if it ever came to that, nothing more. It doesn't define what we as a community have to accept as cannon. That is an issue completely separate from the legal issue. What is cannon is defined by what fans and developers accept as cannon. And in *both* cases, including the devs themselves, that includes MK's material.
 
This isn't a question of intellectual property. If Bethesda thought MK was infringing on their intellectual property, they'd sue or threaten to. Now, of course TES is a franchise, but so what? Intellectual property is still just an *RL* legal matter, nothing more. It defines how courts would settle stuff if it ever came to that, nothing more. It doesn't define what we as a community have to accept as cannon. That is an issue completely separate from the legal issue. What is cannon is defined by what fans and developers accept as cannon. And in *both* cases, including the devs themselves, that includes MK's material.
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And canon is a very damn amorphous concept. Just look at the Star Wars fandom and its various levels of what is considered canon, for example. It's the same here.

Latest revision as of 21:14, January 1, 2014

You sure get strangely angry about what a community of strangers might consider "true" in a makebelief world of a pixel game. That seems... disproportionate. Maybe you want to take a walk outside, smoke a cig, or something?

This isn't a question of intellectual property. If Bethesda thought MK was infringing on their intellectual property, they'd sue or threaten to. Now, of course TES is a franchise, but so what? Intellectual property is still just an *RL* legal matter, nothing more. It defines how courts would settle stuff if it ever came to that, nothing more. It doesn't define what we as a community have to accept as cannon. That is an issue completely separate from the legal issue. What is cannon is defined by what fans and developers accept as cannon. And in *both* cases, including the devs themselves, that includes MK's material.

And canon is a very damn amorphous concept. Just look at the Star Wars fandom and its various levels of what is considered canon, for example. It's the same here.

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