Outhouse Prepares for Four Years of DMCA Takedown Requests for Leaked Images From 2018 Godzilla Sequel
Source: Bleeding Cool
Sending a collective groan through the Outhouse Newsroom today, Legendary Pictures announced a June 8, 2018 release date for the sequel to their recent Godzilla movie, tentatively and aptly titled Godzilla 2. Though we're fans of the big green guy here at The Outhouse, and view his mission of destroying human civilization in retaliation for carelessly unleashing terrible radiation into nature as an analog for our own relationship with the comic book industry and its incessant gimmickry and variant covers, we have to admit it was a pain in the ass to receive DMCA takedown notices every time a leaked picture of a Godzilla rubber dog squeak toy hit the net and we posted it. Famously, Legendary once sent The Outhouse a takedown notice claiming that the very concept of Godzilla was their intellectual property, as if we weren't even allowed to talk about it. Read our response here.
So now, with nearly four years to wait for the next sequel, it looks like we'll be fielding plenty of threatening emails from lawyers abusing the already corrupt United States copyright law. That sucks, but it's good to know that we'll have another Godzilla flick to look forward to in 2018. And hey, maybe Godzilla himself will actually appear in this one for more than twenty minutes!
We'll keep you updated, and then un-updated as we're forced to remove the articles a day after they're posted. Stay tuned!
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