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Joe Pesci Jul 25 @ 1:06am
Censorship
There seems to be a significant issue with censorship with a particular game on greenlight. Please check http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/2bmypc/jim_sterling_receives_a_false_copyright_claim_on/?sort=top

or

http://www.reddit.com/r/Cynicalbrit/comments/2bn1ua/jim_sterling_im_no_totalbiscuit_ive_never_had_a/?sort=top

A long story short, a developer illegally ripped off another person, legally proceeded to try and silence reviewers including The Jim Sterling from The escapist, and is deleting everything negative on their page, which comically is about every couple of seconds or so due to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
Last edited by Joe Pesci; Jul 25 @ 1:12am
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ricky Jul 25 @ 1:19am 
At least they can't delete comments here
ricky Jul 25 @ 1:21am 
someone else took some screenshots of the comments being deleted http://imgur.com/a/wDH3c
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bigdgaff Jul 25 @ 1:23am 
Yes, the dev is censoring both the comments and discussions tab of their Greenlight page. It is a shame that Valve allows such abuse by giving devs self-moderation rights.
NothAU Jul 25 @ 1:23am 
Originally posted by Tacos:
someone else took some screenshots of the comments being deleted http://imgur.com/a/wDH3c

Sweet, I'm famous (last image)
ExperimentRender Jul 25 @ 1:24am 
The censorship started eight hours after the negative comments started pouring in. Highlights![imgur.com]
Paul Jul 25 @ 1:24am 
The developer himself has committed copyright infringement. The game's logo was stolen from this artist: http://boularis.deviantart.com/art/Severed-zombie-head-162248533
ricky Jul 25 @ 1:27am 
Theres a report button, but im hesitant to use it. Is using someone elses work in your logo a reportable offence as far as green light goes?
Joe Pesci Jul 25 @ 1:30am 
Originally posted by Tacos:
Theres a report button, but im hesitant to use it. Is using someone elses work in your logo a reportable offence as far as green light goes?


EDIT: Yeah it looks like best not to report sadly.
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ExperimentRender Jul 25 @ 1:32am 
Originally posted by Tacos:
Theres a report button, but im hesitant to use it. Is using someone elses work in your logo a reportable offence as far as green light goes?
It is always the artworks owner who must file the dispute. If you own the original image from DeviantArt, then you are free to try.
Freebird Jul 25 @ 1:33am 
This reminds me of the whole "Infestation / WarZ"-case. They also tried to get away whith it. Wasn't that a russian company as well?
NothAU Jul 25 @ 1:33am 
Originally posted by ExperimentRender:
Originally posted by Tacos:
Theres a report button, but im hesitant to use it. Is using someone elses work in your logo a reportable offence as far as green light goes?
It is always the artworks owner who must file the dispute. If you own the original image from DeviantArt, then you are free to try.

Only if it's an actual takedown request. Others can still report it as copyrighted material, but it may not result in any action
bigdgaff Jul 25 @ 1:35am 
Originally posted by Joe Pesci:
Originally posted by Tacos:
Theres a report button, but im hesitant to use it. Is using someone elses work in your logo a reportable offence as far as green light goes?

Perhaps if you report and provide detailed information. Or click report and see what it says, Usually there is a dialog that pops up. I shall have to read what it says.

Only the copyright holder can make a claim to Steam in this type of instance. The best you can do is notify the image creator if possible in case they want to report it.

I have reported the project for abuse of moderation priveliges though. If nothing else, I hope Valve will see the post history and remove the developer moderation rights.
Paul Jul 25 @ 4:37am 
Originally posted by Jigglenomicon:
not to mention their "logo" is a direct copy of a Ford Shelby GT emblem
https://www.google.dk/search?q=shelby+cobra+logo&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lzPSU4voEar-ygOD3oGABA&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=965
Wow...
Freebird Jul 25 @ 5:48am 
They did it again a few minutes ago. Dozens of comments and four discussion topics have been deleted.

And thanks for the info about the stolen "Snake-Logo" from Shelby. Didn't know that. So not only the game logo has been copied, they even infringed the studio logo. What a bunch of morons.
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