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we are very sorry to announce that MLPOnline has received a Cease and Desist from Hasbro. We are no longer allowed to distribute our game.

You may read the full post here at our website:
www.mlponline.net/threads/its-…

fear not, though, we are working on another project, which you can follow at our website!
We're very sorry, but hope you stick with us nonetheless!

Edit: WE KNOW this news was posted late. you don't have to tell us. :) We only wanted to make sure everyone was aware what was going on.
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:iconangelickay360:
AngelicKay360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
If hasbro has a problem with Fan-Made MLP games, why don't they just make one themselves?
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
yep, just like Jananimations and the ppl behind fighting is magic. Fuck, i hate hasbro....
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:iconmakri14:
Makri14 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Bucking hell! I hate Hasbro sometimes! They did the same to Fighting is Magic too
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:iconsnivinerior:
Snivinerior Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, that sucks...
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:iconalphess-dahlia:
Alphess-Dahlia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They should just hire you guy to make the game!
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:icontriston80:
triston80 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Photographer
You know it's quite illegal for HASBRO to attempt to even remove the game as the only thing they can claim(Legally and legitimately) as their's is the Characters used that they had made, otherwise rendered Illegal to get the game actually shutdown.
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:icontaxrevenue:
TaxRevenue Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Too much sad news lately. :'/
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:icondazkid33:
dazkid33 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

Also, still waiting for info about the new game you announced when you first got the C&D.
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:iconvabla:
Vabla Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconhasbrotrollplz: Problem?
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:icondafiltafish:
dafiltafish Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
i wonder, is it cruel legal action or clearing the playing field? are they trying to make a game that doesnt stack up?
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:iconponytendo:
Ponytendo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Nooooooo! D:
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:iconrandomreader:
randomreader Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Saw this coming... I am very sad about this. Why is a FREE fan game illegal? Can someone please explain?
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:iconsixcolors:
Sixcolors Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's considered copyright infringement to use the likenesses or branding of a company or an individual's intellectual property without their written consent. Even if they have no intention of making a profit on said product, they are still using the name and imagery based on a commercial brand.

Hasbro's concern, most likely, is that having the official My Little Pony name on a non-official, non-licensed product will only cause brand confusion among those who aren't in the know (soccer moms, non-bronies, etc.). They will come upon the game, thinking that it is an official Hasbro product, and if the game didn't live up to their standards or contained questionable content, that would fall on Hasbro as the holders of the MLP brand regardless of who developed the game.

Just a note: I'm speculating from my personal observation of other such cases. While I am impressed with the work that has been done so far for this, and part of me would love to see it in action, I've been wondering how they planned to pull it off without ruffling feathers at Hasbro.
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:iconrandomreader:
randomreader Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Ah that's a good point, thanks for taking the time and explaining that to me. ^^

(It's really too bad about it getting shut down though.)
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:iconsixcolors:
Sixcolors Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. I'm glad I could help. :)
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R4nd0mR3dM4g3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
well with gameloft currently holding the rights to produce mlp games.... :/ Hasbro had to send C&Ds
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:iconmephitinae:
Mephitinae Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Let this be a lesson to all aspiring pony game publishers. DON'T HAVE A WEBSITE.
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:iconfun6years:
Fun6years Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yet again another crap letter from Hasbro. >.>
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:iconwrriter:
Wrriter Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well... that's really weird... ... Hasbro is taking down every fan game project and now there's only Equestria Online which still is in developement
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:iconquinn13:
Quinn13 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
This news is over 3 months old, why are you posting it? :confused:
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:iconchicmonster:
ChicMonster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
just keeping everyone updated; our last post still said "Episode one coming soon"
didn't want to be misleading.
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:iconquinn13:
Quinn13 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Ok.

On the plus side I found out the the forum is still active :)
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:iconquinn13:
Quinn13 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
*that
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:iconotherunicorn:
otherunicorn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Didn't this happen like MONTHS ago?
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:iconchicmonster:
ChicMonster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that's right! we anted to make sure everyone knew.
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:iconvioletlinked:
VioletLinked Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hooray!
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:iconvioletlinked:
VioletLinked Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another damn project fucked up by Hasnobros. :/
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:iconvioletlinked:
VioletLinked Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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LOE is next.
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Chic, go home, you are drunk.
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:icondelta-pangaea:
Delta-Pangaea Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Er, kinda a delayed reaction posting this here, don't ya think?
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:iconchicmonster:
ChicMonster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Er, yes. better late than never!
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:iconautumnxthexcat:
AutumnxThexCat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:(
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:iconmorphiusx:
MorphiusX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icondanvsplz: <( HAAAAAAAAAASBRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan vs :iconhasbroplz:
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:iconjameshalt:
JamesHalt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stupid Hasbro... It would had been free advertising for them and c'mon how can they be so buttholes
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Pix3M Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconslowpokeplz:
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