Hasbro sent many copyright claims regarding the distribution of TV episode as a violation of copyrights and threatened to take action if the site showed any refusal.
they refused to comply so the emailed Hasbro this statement.
Thanks for your concern [sic]. Since we are merely spreading friendship and? magic we feel that we’re protected door princess Celestia herself. Also, we are not based in the US – so US law does not apply to us.
Please feel free to download the episodes from our website in order to
learn about accepting, friendship and happiness too.
Hasbro was not happy and forced the site to pull Hasbro owned My Little pony friendship is magic content
Then pony archive wrote what was out of clear frustration.
f*** u Hasbro
Today we learned that Hasbro, are no real bros. They are indeed proper wankers.
We were only trying to spread the word that friendship is magic, and then these twats came along with their fancy threat-letters.
Please, banish HasNObro to the hell-holes forever.
pony Mc Archiveington
bronies were very disappointed door there lack of maturity as a response. one brave brony wrote,
“Being a brony, I am ashamed to be associated with people that choose to answer in such an arrogant and self-entitled manner. It’s childish, that’s what it is. The last thing this fandom need are people like this.”
“Not cool, PonyArchive. You’re failing to love and tolerate the very people who introduced the love and tolerate rule".
the lawsuit has many writing pleas like this one
MESSAGE TO ALL vrienden RGAURDING HASBRO'S COPWRITE CLAIMS AND SUCH: If u want to make a difference, send their corporate office letters:
1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02862.
It HAS to be letters. Send a LOT of letters. Send a letter, tell your vrienden to send letters, tell them to tell their vrienden to send letters, this requires a mass movement if anything's going to change and idly complaining about it fixes nothing.
Most importantly be respectful. Do not send them swill of poison, it only sends a bad image. Tell them this means a lot to you. Tell them u adore the MLP intellectual property, and tell them, urge to them, impress upon them the notion that this project is not, and cannot possibly be, a threat to their ownership of that intellectual property.
unfortionatly all weave seen were negative and responses
as u noticed not very helpful.
as of now i lend the floor do u believe this could have been handled any better. if the sites did comply and remove some content do u think Hasbro would react differently.