Shock horror, the LEGO legal team are earning their money of late as once again we have been served with a “request” to remove all 2016 images from public view. As we are all LEGO fans we have obliged their request and we have removed the article we posted Sunday from public view. This issue is starting to rub the LEGO community up the wrong way.
First we was basically hold to ransom with the Star Wars VI stuff and then unlike previous years, everytime anyone has found any 2016 news LEGO have sent their big dogs after their own fans!! We have always been happy to oblige LEGO but the good will is slowly running out!
Here are a few things LEGO need to realise
- They need to realise a lot of LEGO fans are smart and work with computers so know how to find stuff.
- They need to get their own house in order, if you are going to upload unwatermarked images then fans will share the news.
- There is an old saying “closing the stable door after the horse has bolted” in other words, trying to stop something bad happening when it has already happened and the situation cannot be changed. LEGO sites and fans can not forget what they have read/seen. Plus if you remove a rumor you only confirm that the rumor is in fact true!
- LEGO via their CEE team need to have a clear set of updated guidelines in what LEGO fan sites can and can not share with their communities. Provention is better then a cure. LEGO fan sites would rather work with and not against LEGO but LEGO need to create a level playing field from the off.
How long does LEGO think fans will continue to do as they say without question?