Game Theory: The FNAF 7 Oopsie! Scott's Problem With Fanart

  • Published: 31 March 2019
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    Just a little while ago, Scott Cawthon resurfaced with a FNAF 7 teaser image that was quickly removed because - SHOCKER - it contained fan created models of the FNAF characters. If that sounds complicated, the short of it is that Scott (or rather his team) used fanart in their official teaser image. Those of us who have been on the internet for a little while know that is a big no-no. Yet if Scott owns the characters, but the fan artist owns the fanart, who has a right to the art? It's the big copyright paradox! Today I aim to unravel that knot!

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    Writers: Stephanie Patrick
    Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, Marc Schneider, and Tyler Mascola
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Comments • 19 744

  • cinta maria
    cinta maria  17 hours back

    Honestly, the whole copyright stuff kind of damaged my view on steelwool and kinda mase me feel like that add for a mobile game about pulling stuff (that game has a unity model that’s the default on mixamo from all I know and animations from there to) who used assets that they didn’t make themselves:/.... but after the game came out I totally forgot about steelwool’s damage! It was so good it did more than just heal it and cover it up! (That’s not that case for the pulling mobile game... that still sucks... This also goes to all the games that illegally use audio that’s not theirs and songs like super Mario bros3 theme in their adds.... they still suck...) thank you all for listening to my rant ^^

    • Cipher Quest
      Cipher Quest  1 days back

      now I feel bad for JanAnimations again

      • Leah Rosenthal
        Leah Rosenthal  2 days back

        Notice how his voice went from sounding like he was on the brink of tears to his normal voice very quickly.

        • lordgengar 9999
          lordgengar 9999  3 days back

          16:00 yes Oblivion memes, now I'm having PTSD flashbacks of the glitches

          • Rose Knight
            Rose Knight  3 days back

            Blues clues 😂😂😂😂

            • Marco Van Staden
              Marco Van Staden  7 days back

              i cant see a difference between the toy foxies

              • CookieFace YT
                CookieFace YT  1 weeks back

                Hey MatPat I need lawyer could we maybe some deal


                • Nicholas Johnston
                  Nicholas Johnston  1 weeks back

                  You can take my Eiffel Tower pictures but you can’t take my rule 34

                  • HeroBrettKiller1
                    HeroBrettKiller1  1 weeks back

                    Bro his intro is the exact same as the fnaf Halloween dlc trailer!

                    • lyndon iradiel
                      lyndon iradiel  1 weeks back


                      • Jeffery Kendrick
                        Jeffery Kendrick  2 weeks back

                        This is a good and informative episode. Thank y'all for bearing light on a dark subject. Legalities.

                        • JRodgesevant
                          JRodgesevant  2 weeks back

                          I'll be honest. If they had mistaken fanart for Scott's.....Scott should really consider training, for lack of a better term, an Apprentice.

                          Edit: I would.

                          • Bethany Rose
                            Bethany Rose  2 weeks back

                            I love the clear ripping off of pew news.

                            • AJ Edward Enerio
                              AJ Edward Enerio  2 weeks back

                              I thought he's gonna mention PewDiePie.., Oopsie😂

                              • Leah Mae
                                Leah Mae  2 weeks back

                                MatPat: Finnaly, solving Fnaf Vr is finished, its the last game I'm 100% positive!!!

                                Fnaf Ar comes out.

                                MatPat: REALLY!!!!!!!!

                                • ratradical 25
                                  ratradical 25  2 weeks back

                                  Naughty dogs coool

                                  • Legoboy95
                                    Legoboy95  2 weeks back

                                    99% Matt:.....

                                    1% this was released on April fools day.

                                    • William Afton
                                      William Afton  2 weeks back


                                      • spookii
                                        spookii  2 weeks back

                                        Scott: _Breathes_
                                        MatPat: WRITE THAT DOWN, WRITE THAT DOWN!!

                                        (not my original idea)

                                        • Mrs. Murray
                                          Mrs. Murray  2 weeks back

                                          *Huh. Guess I'm illegal*

                                          • XXRadioactive FoxXX
                                            XXRadioactive FoxXX  2 weeks back

                                            Hello gloria!

                                            • nicola stewart
                                              nicola stewart  2 weeks back

                                              Minecraft Freddy

                                              • G G
                                                G G  2 weeks back

                                                Am i the only one that noticed that in 3:21 u cam see some letters on Freddys face???
                                                Is it something that he talked about and idk? If he didn’t like this comment so he can see it

                                                • G G
                                                  G G  2 weeks back

                                                  Richardi oh thx I didn’t know

                                                • Richardi
                                                  Richardi  2 weeks back

                                                  Oh people already pointed that out. Its one of those FNaF brighten the image kinda things, sorry you're not the first to find this

                                              • Kiwaii_eevee Does Gacha

                                                April 1st this came out

                                                • Cube Cyan
                                                  Cube Cyan  3 weeks back

                                                  Hey is it still copyright if I bought a white woollen t-shirt, but then added my own logo/picture to it, and copyrighted the logo myself. What would happen then, if I wanted to sell that for the exact money for a normal t-shirt? Just asking, cause im planning to do my own march eventually. :)

                                                  • NxG Prime
                                                    NxG Prime  3 weeks back

                                                    Who else saw him jump at 4:52😂

                                                    • Mackenzie Hallberg
                                                      Mackenzie Hallberg  3 weeks back

                                                      13:55 Did anyone else notice the message in the middle said "read 1 years ago"?
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                                                      • Megane no Takanofu
                                                        Megane no Takanofu  3 weeks back

                                                        ....Where was this when I was writing my essay on Copyright Infringement involving Derivative Art?? TTwTT

                                                        • Pam Paul
                                                          Pam Paul  3 weeks back


                                                          • emmet deehan
                                                            emmet deehan  3 weeks back

                                                            are the minecraft unifitial books infringing on copy right

                                                            • Jayvee Young
                                                              Jayvee Young  3 weeks back

                                                              OVERWATCH HEN---...

                                                              • Jasper Preedy
                                                                Jasper Preedy  3 weeks back

                                                                oh! 4:51

                                                                • Peggy mahon
                                                                  Peggy mahon  3 weeks back

                                                                  I want to die

                                                                  • Ashley Corder
                                                                    Ashley Corder  3 weeks back

                                                                    i love your vids

                                                                    • Elix
                                                                      Elix  3 weeks back

                                                                      Mumbo jumbo

                                                                      • Gacha Caleb
                                                                        Gacha Caleb  4 weeks back

                                                                        *meanwhile me waiting for the game theory theme*

                                                                        • mydogdidthis
                                                                          mydogdidthis  4 weeks back

                                                                          Talks about copyright law
                                                                          Me: is this another “Fortnite is guilty” for copyright law video

                                                                          • Mavrick Bartle
                                                                            Mavrick Bartle  4 weeks back

                                                                            DeviantArt is so dead XD

                                                                            • Melvincent Amugauan
                                                                              Melvincent Amugauan  4 weeks back

                                                                              Sad or jealous matpat 13:50

                                                                              • Melvincent Amugauan
                                                                                Melvincent Amugauan  4 weeks back

                                                                                Sad or jealous matpat 13:15

                                                                                • Parker Campellone
                                                                                  Parker Campellone  4 weeks back

                                                                                  14:58 “in fact he almost went to jayorit”
                                                                                  Sometimes the things Matt says doesn’t sound alike English.

                                                                                  • Kieba How
                                                                                    Kieba How  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Yes! My art is safe!.... Maybe!

                                                                                    • Blue Night
                                                                                      Blue Night  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Just had an extremely random FNaF thought
                                                                                      Scott: NeW gAmE *yeet at MatPat*
                                                                                      Me: *stands in front of MatPat and catches the game* nO oUr ThEoRy BoY iS nOt LoSiNg HiS mInD bEcAuSe oF yOu!!!! *yeets it back at Scott*
                                                                                      I have no idea what the heck this was

                                                                                      • Connor Marrasquin
                                                                                        Connor Marrasquin  4 weeks back


                                                                                        • Greywind92
                                                                                          Greywind92  1 months back

                                                                                          if people come at matpat for informing them of something they should be aware of as fan-artists it just means they are morons and deserve to get sued.

                                                                                          • Subtitled Foot09
                                                                                            Subtitled Foot09  1 months back

                                                                                            wow that got kind of sad not really at all

                                                                                            • Jazmyn Elerson
                                                                                              Jazmyn Elerson  1 months back

                                                                                              Zoe is in here I'm happy

                                                                                              • Maria tube
                                                                                                Maria tube  1 months back

                                                                                                Oof i will go to jail