At this rate, there are probably only a few occasions to really be concerned about legal action… or during/after an official release of the OOT (if they feel the DeEd could harm sales of a product they’re finally trying to sell).
I love Harmy’s versions. But man, they’d have to really butcher their own release in order to make that a valid concern. Still, they may find a way to manage.
You never know what greedy people will do. There’s already people trying to sell it for a profit as it is, but they could try to pass it off as an early release of the official version or something silly closer to the release date… Product confusion is not looked pleasantly upon. Granted, at that point, they’d probably have better results coming down on those sellers, than messing with Harmy.
That’s a very good point. Some company in hong kong could just print off the official cover from an announcement and ten thousand bootleg discs from fan sources. People suck.
After that, if Disney screws up an OOT in enough ways that could use the Harmy touch to make it more authentic (using the new official source), then things could get really interesting…
Kind of. While I think it would be wise to let the dust settle from an official release, the vast majority of people waiting for the unaltered versions just want the dumb changes undone. They’re not purists, they don’t care about recomposited stuff. They want Lapti Nek, Hayden and CGjabba gone, and Han to shoot first.
Interest in fan SW preservation edits will become much more niche, I think. Similar to the releases we see around here where things are regraded, but 99.99% of consumers wouldn’t care, or would even prefer the official version. I suppose that’s why I said it would take a massive screw up for Disney to consider fan preservations a threat after an official release. Few fans have the same need for meticulous perfection that we see around here (and they’re probably better off for it 😛 ). I just think that our version of a ‘screw up’ and everyone else’s is very different.