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 Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?

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PostSubject: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:22 am

It seems like he's been hinting that Slenderman isn't his anymore. It's starting to sound like the creature we've all come to know and love is now copyrighted.

Whether or not Eric is in some movie or something, Slenderman is no longer ours to share.

Kick-starter films have been stopped by various sources complaining about the use of Slenderman, and Victor-Surge's Deviantart bio isn't looking so hot either.

Not only that, but this recently popped up:

"Despite his legendary qualities, the Slender Man is not in the public domain. Many profit-making ventures involving him have unequivocally acknowledged the user Victor Surge (real name Eric Knudsen) as the creator of this fictional character. However, several more have been legally blocked from distribution (including the Kickstarter-funded film) after legal complaints from various sources. Though Knudsen himself has given his personal blessing to a number of Slender Man-related projects, it is complicated by the fact that, while he is the character's creator, a third party holds the options to any adaptations into other media, including film and television. The identity of this option holder has not been made public."
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Thought I'd share this with you guys. It's interesting information.
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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:08 am

I have probably mentioned this million times but while Victor doesn't own Slender man anymore, he was a producer for Slender:The Arrival. Hopefully in years time, Slender man does become public domain.
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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:05 pm

It's less ownership and more creation credits. It's kind of hard to discuss "ownership" of a non-for-sale imaginary entity. It would be rude to not credit him for having created the idea, but would it be worth saying "somebody owns" versus "nobody owns"? *shrugs*
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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:50 pm

Hell, one of the Slenderfilms "The Follower", which is really good was taken down thanks to Surge.
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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:01 pm

Wasn't he in the public domain at some point? It seems only recently that games and movies have been taken down for the use of Slenderman.
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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:07 am

I really would like to know who the third party is that holds the rights to it.

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Wasn't he in the public domain at some point? It seems only recently that games and movies have been taken down for the use of Slenderman.

Yes he was, that´s what makes me wonder why this is suddendly not the case anymore.

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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:26 am

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I really would like to know who the third party is that holds the rights to it.

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Wasn't he in the public domain at some point? It seems only recently that games and movies have been taken down for the use of Slenderman.

Yes he was, that´s what makes me wonder why this is suddendly not the case anymore.
Hopefully it isn't Disney.
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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:09 am

Chieftain1 wrote:
TailsFoxy wrote:
I really would like to know who the third party is that holds the rights to it.

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Wasn't he in the public domain at some point? It seems only recently that games and movies have been taken down for the use of Slenderman.

Yes he was, that´s what makes me wonder why this is suddendly not the case anymore.
Hopefully it isn't Disney.
I have a sick feeling in my gut that it may be some famous company. I wish there were more clues to lead to the answer, I'd rather not find out with time.
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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:41 am

Chieftain1 wrote:
TailsFoxy wrote:
I really would like to know who the third party is that holds the rights to it.

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Wasn't he in the public domain at some point? It seems only recently that games and movies have been taken down for the use of Slenderman.

Yes he was, that´s what makes me wonder why this is suddendly not the case anymore.
Hopefully it isn't Disney.
I thought about that and then

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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:44 am

sorry not sorry

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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:15 am

That image makes me want to die inside.

Also, wouldn't it be cool if there was no mysterious copyright holder? That's a front. The actual Slenderman, to whom Victor Surge traded his soul in exchange for the e-fame that would result from his exposure, is pulling the strings over what can and can't be produced.

Or not, y'know. It's hard to tell.
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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:08 pm

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That image makes me want to die inside.

Also, wouldn't it be cool if there was no mysterious copyright holder? That's a front. The actual Slenderman, to whom Victor Surge traded his soul in exchange for the e-fame that would result from his exposure, is pulling the strings over what can and can't be produced.

Or not, y'know. It's hard to tell.

Omg that would be indeed creepy o.o

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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:59 pm

Whatever copyright claim this is, I just hope it's lenient enough to still allow the Slender Man to be shaped by urban legends. I mean, why let copyright take away the fun part?
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PostSubject: Re: Does VictorSurge own Slenderman anymore?   Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:38 am

Etreo wrote:
That image makes me want to die inside.

Also, wouldn't it be cool if there was no mysterious copyright holder? That's a front. The actual Slenderman, to whom Victor Surge traded his soul in exchange for the e-fame that would result from his exposure, is pulling the strings over what can and can't be produced.

Or not, y'know. It's hard to tell.

I thought about that.  Laughing
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