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(Kotaku)   Uri Geller misses being a Pokemon, not so much James Randi   (kotaku.com) divider line
    More: Silly, Spoon bending, character Kadabra, magician Uri Geller, Nintendo permission, Pokémon's Japanese name, tremendous volume of emails, legal dispute, Uri Geller  
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2020-11-28 10:20:48 PM  
Once you're in, there's No Way Out
 
2020-11-28 11:01:16 PM  
Just got a message from my spirit guide for Uri Geller-
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You're still full of shiat and a bad magician.
 
2020-11-29 2:26:04 AM  
Well who doesn't miss being a pokemon, drawing pictures of James with tits.
 
2020-11-29 4:07:10 AM  
Saint Etienne - Uri Geller Bent My Boyfriend (Add n to (X) remix)
Youtube S2WmBrZEm6o
 
2020-11-29 4:40:59 AM  
Ohh that's how it is?

We don't hear a farking peep from this fraud for 40 farking years, and then all of a sudden James Randi dies and he comes out of the woodwork?

Nah.... nah, fark you.
 
2020-11-29 5:26:25 AM  
Hopefully Nintendo will bring back Kadabra, but as 20yr overdue f*ck you to Geller, have it bear a striking resemblance to Penn Gillette.
 
2020-11-29 5:57:37 AM  
It will probably be one of the rarest cards now!

And thats the only reason why its actually happening
 
2020-11-29 7:42:50 AM  
He is an ass, but he does have a case if they used his name and his trademark trick without permission. You'd think Nintendo's lawyers would know better. Or maybe they just didn't think he'd notice, and it was just a bit of bad luck that Pokemon became so big.
 
2020-11-29 8:04:19 AM  

ModernLuddite: He is an ass, but he does have a case if they used his name and his trademark trick without permission. You'd think Nintendo's lawyers would know better. Or maybe they just didn't think he'd notice, and it was just a bit of bad luck that Pokemon became so big.


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Also, Japan's copyright law isn't the same as the west's.

You change one little detail, and it seems to satisfy in anime and video games in Japan. Abroad not so much.
 
2020-11-29 8:05:52 AM  

Ishkur: Ohh that's how it is?

We don't hear a farking peep from this fraud for 40 farking years, and then all of a sudden James Randi dies and he comes out of the woodwork?

Nah.... nah, fark you.


He did come out briefly during the "bending iPhones" thing several years back, offering to prove that the bending was due to "mental forces" instead of design defects if Apple hired him to do so.  He was given the amount of attention and regard he deserved.
 
2020-11-29 10:34:02 AM  

leeksfromchichis: ModernLuddite: He is an ass, but he does have a case if they used his name and his trademark trick without permission. You'd think Nintendo's lawyers would know better. Or maybe they just didn't think he'd notice, and it was just a bit of bad luck that Pokemon became so big.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 371x567]Also, Japan's copyright law isn't the same as the west's.

You change one little detail, and it seems to satisfy in anime and video games in Japan. Abroad not so much.


That's a fun game to play when watching anime. Look for the altered names like "Smickers" in your favorite shows.
 
2020-11-29 1:21:21 PM  

leeksfromchichis: ModernLuddite: He is an ass, but he does have a case if they used his name and his trademark trick without permission. You'd think Nintendo's lawyers would know better. Or maybe they just didn't think he'd notice, and it was just a bit of bad luck that Pokemon became so big.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 371x567]Also, Japan's copyright law isn't the same as the west's.

You change one little detail, and it seems to satisfy in anime and video games in Japan. Abroad not so much.


Abroad it works fine...until you start making money. SNL gets away with plenty knockoffs and actual brand parody. And shows like the Simpsons. As long as you have a lawyer or 10, who can argue copywrite and parody law.

Where the copywrite trolls really get their daggers into you is if you suddenly get popular and don't have a lawyer on retainer. Then you are up shiat creek, since you are bullied by people threatening to sue you for something that you are 90% in the right to do.
 
2020-11-29 4:26:29 PM  

ModernLuddite: He is an ass, but he does have a case if they used his name and his trademark trick without permission. You'd think Nintendo's lawyers would know better. Or maybe they just didn't think he'd notice, and it was just a bit of bad luck that Pokemon became so big.


Ya, I was all set to shiat on Yuri, but it was an intentional reference to him.

I would think it would count as satire or something and be allowed. It looks like, fta, he didn't win any settlements, they just said fark it and moved to something else.

Nintendo puts satirical references and call-outs in a lot of games. While they are notorious for cracking down on copyright stuff, many an indie title has references to nintendo properties.

Paper mario makes plenty of references to famous people and cultures. Guacamelee pokes a lot of fun at Metroid and other nes stuff and nintendo seems fine with it.
 
2020-11-29 5:53:52 PM  
Now he doesn't want to be the kvetch that tried to ruin Pokemon.
An old saying is knowing the difference between taking what you do seriously, and taking yourself seriously.
The first one is vital, the second one is fatal.
 
2020-11-29 6:52:03 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: leeksfromchichis: ModernLuddite: He is an ass, but he does have a case if they used his name and his trademark trick without permission. You'd think Nintendo's lawyers would know better. Or maybe they just didn't think he'd notice, and it was just a bit of bad luck that Pokemon became so big.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 371x567]Also, Japan's copyright law isn't the same as the west's.

You change one little detail, and it seems to satisfy in anime and video games in Japan. Abroad not so much.

That's a fun game to play when watching anime. Look for the altered names like "Smickers" in your favorite shows.


Or look at Jojo where every character is a band name, some of them insanely blatant, zero chance is a randomly chosen name, like REO Speedwagon. Or Magic Knights Rayearth with such characters as Geo Metro, Nova, and Eagle Vision.

Anime is sometimes hilariously unoriginal or referential.
 
2020-11-29 6:59:42 PM  
The complaint should never have been allowed to stand.  Kadabra is actually psychic.
 
2020-11-29 7:13:31 PM  

Smackledorfer: ModernLuddite: He is an ass, but he does have a case if they used his name and his trademark trick without permission. You'd think Nintendo's lawyers would know better. Or maybe they just didn't think he'd notice, and it was just a bit of bad luck that Pokemon became so big.

Ya, I was all set to shiat on Yuri, but it was an intentional reference to him.

I would think it would count as satire or something and be allowed. It looks like, fta, he didn't win any settlements, they just said fark it and moved to something else.

Nintendo puts satirical references and call-outs in a lot of games. While they are notorious for cracking down on copyright stuff, many an indie title has references to nintendo properties.

Paper mario makes plenty of references to famous people and cultures. Guacamelee pokes a lot of fun at Metroid and other nes stuff and nintendo seems fine with it.


I came across this recently. In the U.S. at least, it looks like things would not have gone in his favor. But if things had gone further he'd be an Israeli filing against a Japanese company so...?
 
2020-11-30 5:48:45 AM  
The only difference between Uri Geller and other professional illusionists is how he claims to have supernatural powers, which is why he is generally despised by magicians/illusionists.

If you talk to people who believe his shiat, I suggest showing them this video which he tried desperately to remove from YouTube:

Uri Geller never learns.
Youtube VHBdqYlkN68


Usually he turns or direct your attention to somewhere else when he attaches the magnet to his finger but in this case he wasn't able to.
 
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