JanAnimations receives C&D from Hasbro (UPDATE3) by


JanAnimations, popular fandom YouTube channel home to the Button Mash series, "Don't Mine at night" music video, and several other fan favorite animations received a cease and desist letter from Hasbro, ordering him to end usage of anything from the My Little Pony franchise. 

IT'S HAPPENING

On March 18, 2014, a counsel from Hasbro sent a private message to the JanAnimations YouTube account. The letter initially addresses concerns over the Button Mash series of videos, namely the the likeness of the crusaders themselves, Sweetie Belle, Applebloom, and Scootaloo, as well as the general likeness of the entire MLP universe. This goes on in to Hasbro requesting any and all of Jan's videos depicting said universe be removed. If not complied, we can only assume Hasbro would swiftly jam a lawsuit so far up Jan's ass FinalDraft would shutter in enjoyment.



This news was brought to us tonight by Vox, the extremely popular fan VA and voice of Button Mash himeself. He took the time to deal with 4chan's usual bullshit and answer the questions a lot were asking at the time. One important to note is the ability to claim parody against Hasbro and keep the property up. However, this would require both the funds and the time, so going through with it wouldn't be worth it.


With this thread came the influx of proof coming in about the circumstances of the C&D. Like twitter statuses from ShadyVox...

Sources: one & two

Vague, we know. But a quick search for the Button Mash pilot reveals that, not only is the episode itself gone, but all JanAnimation videos at this time are gone.


Well it's official everyone. With the latest influx of C&D's from Hasbro, it's only safe to assume there's going to be a hell of a lot more in the future. Who would be next? FimFiction? EquestriaDaily? MLPchan? Everfr- oh who are we kidding no one would give a fuck about that one. 

But let's not forget the real tragedy here. Her. We might lose...her


UPDATE
There's going to be an explanation video on the way, thanks ShadyVox. We'll keep you all posted as the story develops. Also here is a vocaroo of ShadyVox explaining in better detail of the upcoming video, why they're not fighting Hasbro, the future of Button, and more.
Source
Oh ya and PinkiePony is being a cunt again, so you know. Do what you want, but I bet you she will claim she's the grand reason for the "evil patriarchy brony animator's" videos getting taken down

Source nevermind she's damage controlling.

Straight from the twitter feed

UPDATE #2
We have started a "vault" to house all the links containing JanAnimation videos here. Please keep checking it for more videos as more sources are added.

UPDATE #3
Mktoon, the Vice President of development and scripted entertainment at Hasbro Studios, tweeted this, perhaps a hopeful sign about the future of fan works getting the boot.

Praise jeebus


Horse-News would like to remind you that this is the end, but at least we're not seeing Jonah Hill getting raped in the ass by big black demon cock

Comments (73)

  1. That fucking sucks for Jan
    fucking jew bullshit

    oh, and the pink attention whore needs to kill herself already.

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    1. are you anti-sematic?
      You know Tara Strong's a jew, right? it's not nice to say stuff like "Jew Bullshit".

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    2. Tara strong is a jew.... god.... I havent only read about jews history also I have live with a few and i can swear you they are evil pretty evil, no wonder muslim and palestines went that berzerk with that kind of enemy. more than the other, i call this capitalist bullshit. Hasbro notice MLP is getting a lot more popular than barbie and now they see in it a gold mine they want only for themselves.

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    1. This comment contains pony-related content and therefore has been flagged as copyright. Ya turd.

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    2. The irony in this is too damn high!

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  3. It's sad to see Jan hit like this.
    I wish him all the best in his future prospects.

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  4. After all the toyetic bullshit Hasbro pulls, and all the C&Ds, can all the idiot bronies finally see why Hasbro is a terrible company, and to stop defending Hasbro's bullshit?
    This show died the moment Faust left.

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    1. Yup. Rip in peace.

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    2. The reality is that it's not Hasbro's fault but rather the Copyright laws. To make a long story short, they are forced to do shit like this if someone points it out to them, lest they risk losing future court cases against others that might actually use their brand and such for monetary gains.

      I.e They can just go "Well, you didn't stop THOSE people from using your copyrighted material". Hasbro most likely already know about pretty much all the fan works and creations but as long as no one actually points it out directly to them, they can feign ignorance.

      Shit sucks, get your shit together Americans and do something about your copyright laws.

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    3. Hasbro isn't forced to make a profit off of fan animation. So that argument is pretty weak.

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    4. Well the problem here is many people don't understand how copyright, trademark, and intellectual property laws work. Unfortunately using trademark names and logos (cutie-marks) means Hasbro is basically required to defend their intellectual property or they dilute how much control they actually have of their own properties.

      I'm not going to pretend to be a lawyer and know the intricacies of intellectual property law, but it's generally good practice to know what a trademark, copyright, etc is before claiming something.

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    5. For Copyright, they won't lose it when they continue to allow it. So in terms of Copyright, it's Hasbro's fault.

      Period.

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  5. I just hope Hasbro will find out about the PinkCunt as well.

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    1. I hope Hasbro kills the PinkNigger

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  6. Who fucking cares about Jan, he's an insufferable prick.
    Pinkie bitch will get what's coming to her too, it's only a matter of time.

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    1. No she won't. She's just some dumb cunt teenager who isn't producing these major fan animations. She's only putting out crappy fan art, and Hasbro gives no fucks about that.

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    2. She sells that crappy fan art.
      That changes everything.

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    3. Think someone should call hasbro and let them know about this

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    4. Jan was by far the best and needs to be helped because he still has the terrible want to work with Hasbro even after a dick move like this

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  7. I hate giving the PinkCunt attention, but goddamn, she needs to shut the hell up.

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  8. Hey everybody I found that pink cunts email contactpinkie@gmail.com you know what to do faggots

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    1. oh wow. Man that's such a revelation yo. Maybe we can send her pizza, o-or dildos. Ya, that'll stop her.

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    2. She'll bitch about it
      Just anger the PinkNigger

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  9. so can we all just exile Pinkiebitch to where ever it is we sent PurpleTinker?

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    1. Did she ever give a reason on why she hates Jan? Or does she have a stick up her ass for pretty much everything?

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    2. This

      Does anyone have a reason? I never heard a bad word about Jan from anyone, I mean anyone. Like ever.

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    3. She believes Jan is behind Mutton Bash. He's also apparently a jerk to his followers in general. This from her twitter feed, which i believe she's deleted by now.

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    4. He is a bit curt with his subscribers sometimes, though then again I would be too when all I heard was "When is this animation coming out?" "Is this the finished product?" "Can I hire you?" "Where did u get those assets?" "Ho ded u mak theis?" "Y no pone videas?" "U hven't pstted n e mnth, r u stll erlive?" after I had put ALL of that information in the description of my videos. I just think it would get old after a while.

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    5. If I remember right, it's because that time Vox came to /mlp/ and voiced whatever we told him to. Inevitably we told him to voice Button fucking his mom and Jan animated it (in the most painfully SFW way possible, I'm afraid.)
      PinkShit got all up on her SJW tits about it being 'rape culture' or some shit like that.
      But since that's gone too, we shall never be sure.

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    6. Actually, it was Mayde who animated mutton bash.

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  10. Why the fuck don't we start a poll, or a fucking petition? We can't let ourselves be fucked in the ass by Hasbro.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
      internet petitions don't do shit.
      It only makes you look retarded.
      Just let this get settled in a civil manner without finger-pointing, there's obviously something underway.

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    2. The end of the bronies may be what they have in store. Look at it. They keep doing thing to popular items and such. It drives folks to get angry and eventually some drop out of the fandom because of this stuff.

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  11. >a counsel from Hasbro sent a private message to the JanAnimations YouTube account.
    >a counsel sent a private message to YouTube account
    >counsel private message YouTube

    lol can't believe they fell for it

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  12. That Pinkie Slut needs to shut up because us Bronies and Pegasisters care about MLP and we all have a favorite pony like RD Twilight Rarity applejack and many more so shut Pinkie because maybe you arent a pegasister maybe u are just a person who hates MLP but only acts like it!!!!!

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    1. On the off chance you're serious consider joining Pinkiepony in killing yourself :^)

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    2. I'm with this guy, you should die too

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  13. Please stop giving PinkiePony attention.
    She has literally no reason to hate Jan other than wanting to grab some of that delicious attention.
    Anita Sarkeesian levels of retarded. Stop it.

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  14. Time to take it to Hasbro. Let them know we're not gonna stand for this bullshit! They wanna pull this on John Joseco and Now Jan Animations? It's time to send a mesage to Hasbro! Our freedom of speech is Hasbro's freedom of theft!

    FIGHT THE POWER! FIGHT THE POWER!
    FIGHT THE POWER! FIGHT THE POWER
    WE GOTTA FIGHT THE POWERS THAT BE!

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    1. Row Row Fight the powah

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  15. I remember an episode of Southpark where Cartmen was so insufferable that everyone in the entire school decided to pretend he didn't exist... I'm not saying we should do anything like that to Pinkiepony, though...

    I'm just hinting at it really strongly.

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  16. Doesn't Hasbro understand that the main reason why MLP: FIM got so big with Bronies/Pegasisters is because (not just because of the story) the parodies and music for the show. I was one of those MLP haters just last year and kept getting MLP parody recommendations. I got curious and watched. Then I started watching more which got me thinking MLP: FIM I'll give it a try. I did and now I'm a Brony thanks to Parodies. If Hasbro wants to take down all the parodies and music I'd suggest all bronies to stop buying MLP merch for about a couple of months and send emails/videos explaining why their profits just plummeted for that short period. But eh. What do I know? I'm just hyped up on the rage and not thinking clearly.

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  17. I'm kinda new to this site, so could someone please explain to me who this pink bitch is and why we care what she has to say?

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    1. GTFO, NEWFAG!

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    2. She's some tumblr sjw
      We care because we like to be angry at things
      lurk /mlp/

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  18. Ah PinkiePony, the Fred Phelps of the MLP fandom.

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  19. Fuck if I don't give two shits about any of this. Pinkie is just another self-indulgent attention whore who won't shut her big mouth long enough to think about what she's saying - like everyone else - and Jan refused to draw porn.

    Thank goodness for Tiarawhy.

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    1. Get the hell off our planet filthy clopper!

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    2. GTFO, NEWFAG.

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  20. Litigious ass-smelling jerks.

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  21. This really sucks for Jan :/ it's definitely starting, however I really am surprised hotdiggedydemon hasn't been taken down first, seeing how offensive his stuff can be.

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  22. Actually since JanAnimations wasn't making any money from this legally Hasbro has no right to sue him he could actually open up a counter suit against Hasbro for this for legal fees. He has disclaimers and everything and all credit to material under their copyright goes to Hasbro so their is no legal reason they can do it they must not be talking to their layers because this can open up suits for harassment.

    I also don't understand the reason why they would be scaring the very fanbase out of purchasing their own products.

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    1. You're an idiot. A non-commercial unauthorized derivative work is not guaranteed Fair Use protections unless it falls under certain classes of content. Learn you a fuckin' book.

      (ProTip: If a GIANT FUCKING CORPORATION is sending C&D letters, those letters are coming FROM their legal department or retained attorneys.)

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    2. Same Anonymous as before - just had to add this. The word "counsel" means "legal counsel", as in "lawyer". Hence, the phrase "we are counsel for" means "we are lawyers in the employ of". I literally can't stop laughing over just how dumb you are.

      Also, the fanbase of any given Hasbro property is so freaking huge that pissing off a fraction of the itty-bitty group that cared about Button Mash in the first place isn't going to actually make so much as a blip in their financial statements. But you just go on convincing yourself that a multi-billion-dollar corporation is worried about what a few hundred people AT MOST think about their legal protection of their Intellectual Property.

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  23. PinkiePony's Tumblr got deleted. I wonder what for. And she's protected her tweets. I WONDER WHAT FOR.

    Anyways, I feel kinda bad for Jan getting a C&D. :(
    (Though the curious side of me wonders if this was PinkiePony in disguise.)

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    1. it wasn't deleted, it was masked. note the Follow and Dashboard buttons on the upper right.
      mobile browsers aren't fooled

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    2. Jan looked up the lawyers and they verified it. Kind of hard to fake that.

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  24. The only way to have any affect on the C&Ds is to locate the actual legal team then physically protest the C&Ds until then the lawyers will never care and continue this crap Hasbro cares, but has never done anything about there legal team we as bronies should take a stand I know if we tried we could find this information in a day. Only then will the pointless C&Ds stop only then will our freedom of creativity be regained who is with me.

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  25. >Could give all these show-tier animators jobs on the show.
    >Instead threaten to sue left and right because of some Jew bullshit.2

    Hasbro is fucking dumb.

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  26. *grabs a mic and tests it*

    Everyone may I have your attention. It has come to my attention that many fans that resolve around work from My Little Pony are being crashed, stepped on and being stamped right out by the bureaucracy that Hasbro believes is TRUE Justice. Well, I for one am astounded by how far this has gone. The dreaded Cease and Desist is now a weapon used by the corrupt CEOs and High Coffers that is known as the Hasbro. Hasbro claims themselves to be a family friendly company. But seeing this is showing their true colors, Fans that have made these projects such as Fighting is Magic, Button Mash Adventures and even tumblrs of various characters do this not for profit. They do it cause they love the show and characters and wish to express that in a way they wish. Hasbro punishes these generous actions through cease and desist and if worse suing just so they can REQUIRE what they feel is rightfully theirs. Since Hasbro resides in the United States they are avoiding the First Amendment the Freedom of Speech. Our way to express to not acquire profit, NAY our FREEDOM of Expression is being violated! The CEOs of Hasbro need to pay for their transgressions against the People's Freedom of Expressions. DO NOT ALLOW this injustice and corruption to continue! Send everything you can to Hasbro show just how much you care about these people tell them fan made work is in defense with the First Amendment which they have to abide! If they refuse, then they violate the most sacred law in the United States and thus should be blacklisted and driven out of the eyes of all fans and people who love the show of My Little Pony! We FEED the mouths of Hasbro through consumer and feedback and they only take away! It's TIME FOR HASBRO to give back! For WE ARE MANY! And they.......they are small.

    *puts mic down*

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    1. Is he the only one taking a stand against Hasbro here? COME ON!! Hasbro are being complete copyright Nazi's going around and giving the dreaded C&D to innocent fan work! Look at what they did to Jananimations! This is an outrage!! I will not stand by while Hasbro abuses the fandom with their C&D crap, I don't care how many lawyers they have, HASBRO WILL PAY FOR THIS INJUSTICE!!!!!! Finally, let the memory of Button Mash live on in our hearts forever, for Hasbro will never erase him, as long as we continue to believe in him!!!

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  27. I also just LOVE how the C@D notice states that "Button Mash" is property of Hasbro. Guarantee if we didn't give him a name or if Jan didn't flesh him out and even...EVEN give him a voice. Hasbro would of done nothing with the character. I see this alot with Hasbro. They wait till fans flesh out their minor creations till they are so popular then they step in stamp out the fan who decided to do it and take that character.. Butcher him up and sell them in stores just cause they know the fans will buy it. Here's a thing lawyers of Hasbro, How about instead of threatening these animators why not ask them if they could perhaps work for DHX. That seems like a very logical reason especially since they recreate the show perfectly. No? Just yell at them to stop and eventually they'll just find something else and distance themselves away from you....well ok then.

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  28. PinkiePony = Justin Bieber = Nikki Minaj = Annita Sarkeesian of the Fandom
    NO ONE GIVES AND SHIT AND NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT THEM!

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  29. Why can Hasbro just ask Jan to work for them in Hasbro. Like musicians will watch a fan cover one of their songs in youtube, and if it is really good. They'll hire them as a replacement. Companies need fresh talents to keep it going.

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  30. "Where did all these fucking bronies come from shut up i dont care" lulz dumb bitch if you didn't care why did you take the time to write "rest in piss"

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  31. Fox did the same shit too concerning The Simpsons. What these idiot companies are doing are making their show's fans not want to be fans anymore in fear of getting these retarded "cease and desist" letters. Fucks and Assbro. Fuck you.

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  32. I hope they do something about fan works, I can't think of a single company that's as anal as Hasbro about their stuff, it's frustrating. Things like Button Mash and Fighting is Magic were made by fans who love MLP and want to have fun. Does this mean no one can use MLP for their YouTube videos or fan fictions or stories? I hope that is not and will never be the case. All it is doing is pushing away fan involvement and interest of the series, it's bloody shameful...

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    1. Thank goodness for Mktoon, that tweet brings me hope :)

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  33. *evil chuckle* Wait, I said evil chuckle...but this is technically justice. It's completely legal to do this to him, he didn't bother looking at the rules he might be breaking by making and uploading his stuff (like I generally do), I'm a brony through and through, but I do think that the serious literally did make people believe that this world is all about rainbows, and forgiveness and crap. I mean wake up to yourself, this is the real world Jan, we don't get away with copyright. I mean, weren't you the one winging to that Ghost guy on your Livestream about copyright? something about him having copied videos on his Livestream... You hypocrite, you deserved it.

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  34. From the JanAnimator tumblr He state that Hasbro look like is intentionaly ignoring weekly e-mails and misreading and respond with delays of more then a month, a used sugget that is time to the fandom to ésk Hasbro and Jan say "At this point What I can lost?"
    you can dig either waybackmachine or they Jan tumblr to look for that posts.

    Is someone really want Jan to continue do animation then is time to start sending mail and this time you have the bless to do it.
    Lets see how many years they take to say "I give up"

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  35. Sigh... I would love to see Double rainboom again. But all I can find on youtube now, is trolls. :(

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