Sorry folks, FOX has ordered our webhosting company to close the Firefly club. Below is the letter that was received. All our other Roleplaying Communities remain open!
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to you on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and its related entities (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Fox"). Fox is the exclusive owner of copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights in and to the television series Firefly (the "Series"), including to the games based on the Series.
We have recently become aware that Ajje Games ("you" or "your") has been operating a "Serenity Leaf on the Wind RPG" at http://leafonthewind.ajjegames.com/ based on the Series (the "Infringing Game"), which uses trademarks, characters, images, designs, slogans and/or other distinctive creative elements of the Series.
Your use of various trademarks, characters, images, designs, slogans and/or other distinctive creative elements of the Series in the Infringing Game is likely to cause consumers to believe that Fox has licensed, supported or endorsed your use of said elements of the Series. Accordingly, the Infringing Game violates Fox's trademark rights and constitutes unfair competition under the Lanham Act. See 15 U.S.C. § 1114 and § 1025.
Further, your use of Fox's copyright images and episodes from the Series constitutes copyright infringement under U.S. law, and entitles Fox to recover its actual damages, statutory damages up to US$150,000 per copyright infringed, your profits, Fox's attorney's fees, and court costs. See 17 U.S.C. §§502 - 505.
We, therefore, demand that you immediately:
1. Cease all display or dissemination of the Infringing Game;
2. Cease all use of any characters, images, designs and/or other distinctive creative elements of the Series in any manner whatsoever, and,
3. Confirm in writing to the undersigned no later than January 10, 2011, that you shall fully and promptly comply with each of the foregoing demands.
Should you fail to comply with the above demands by the close of business on January 10, 2011, we will consider taking all appropriate action against you without further notice to you.
This letter is without prejudice to Fox's rights and remedies, all of which are expressly reserved.
Very truly yours,
Kasimira C. Verdi
Director - Intellectual Property
Fox Group Legal
Fox Plaza/2121 Avenue of the Stars, Rm 2234
Century City, CA 90067