people seriously need to take a step back and look at how sketchy this smgo deal is
a) the prizes they list are of items they have no right in making. yj season 3 comic? paying someone to make sculptures of dc properties? i know this from the jl8 web comic: you aren’t allowed to create and then sell any products that contain images that belong to DC, or in this case WB.
b) i still stand with my Veronica Mars reasoning: they barely hit $5mil. they most likely had a larger fanbase. how will this succeed from just a few hundred fans off of tumblr?
c) they have no legal right to start such a fundraiser. i’m no law student but i’m pretty sure even if the goal is met, WB will not be able to accept any of the money.
d) why would WB want to bring back a show that offered no viable profit to begin with, according to them, and then make it ad-free and in hd (meaning smgo’s plans is for web series) (hint: i’m pretty darn sure this means there’d be almost no revenue here)
this entire deal is sketchy
i’d calmly like to ask people to stop donating money until there’s official official word from somebody we can trust i.e someone who worked on either show or a WB employee
Reblogging this with request for everyone to be VERY careful when it comes to their mulah. Not saying SMGO has any ill intentions, but U have no idea if they know the legal ins and out to this. Brandon V already said to not donate without permission from WB.
If we get the yes, I will jump at the chance to donate. Not keeping up with the ins and out of whats going on, but reblogging any info that might help me when I get the time to sit down and read/listen/watch everything concerning this campaign.
This is what a lot of us are talking about when we say “this sounds iffy/sketchy.” ESPECIALLY concerning points A and D. The products that will be made are not going to get WB a profit…which is what they were so worked up about in the first place.
To be completely honest, after going over this list and watching the videos again, I’m starting to think that maybe WB rejected SMGO’s proposal for more reasons than SMGO is letting on. :/
Precisely. This is looking increasingly ill-advised and sketchy to me, because they don’t have the rights to be making these promises they’re making. Most of these rewards are just flat out not feasible even if they were allowed. Figure licensing/creation/character likenesses have to go through a lot of folk from DC Collectibles to Mattel to WB and others. The ability to digitally stream content is locked up in whomever currently holds those licenses ant are set by regions.
Everything listed above are all potential additional reasons that WB may have said no beyond a belief that we cannot hit the money mark. I’d like to believe their intentions are good, but nothing about this looks realistic and it’s legally grey at the best interpretation. I want the shows back too, but this is looking less and less like a good way to go about it.
I cannot and am not trying to tell people what to do here, but for the love of sanity please look hard before you leap.
I’ve screen capped the rewards tiers since they cannot be read in full unless you’re logged in.