Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hasbro Sends Cease and Desist to WhiteDove

The Daily Dot has reported that Sherry Bourlon aka White Dove has been issued a cease and desist from Hasbro. White does has long since been making some rather awesome plushie, so awesome in since that Lauren Faust herself has purchased one.

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In a comment, Bourlon told fans she suspects she was reported to Hasbro by another person.

“I understand about the law,” she wrote. “I just don't understand why some people have to be so hateful about it. There was no need for this person to note other people on DA. I want it to die, but he keeps it going. I am going to bed now and will decide in the morning if this is worth staying DA. Maybe I will just go back to making regalia.”

However, Bourlon’s fans think otherwise. On Bronies Forever, a Facebook community page with 45,000 members, fans pointed this out that, while Hasbro has sent her the notice, the company does not manufacture plush pony toys and has no competing products.

“Come on, Hasbro,” Nate Dowd wrote. “This is such a load of crap. You appear to have no intention of producing [Friendship is Magic] plushies, especially such high-end ones. So why bother punishing someone when they're not even taking potential money out of your pocket?”

Fans said they realize the company has a duty to protect its intellectual property, but some thought Hasbro would be better off hiring Bourlon to help it start a line of official plush toys.
“Hasbro should just hire these amazing plushie makers and earn money on this, instead of breeding misery,” Jeanette Hansen wrote.

“I'm writing to Hasbro to suggest they hire WhiteDove on as a freelance artist,”  Christin Deville added. “I think it wouldn't be a bad idea if we all got together and did this.”

We at the Midnight Run wish you the best White Dove

Read the full article here 
If you want to express your concern you can reach Hasbro or wish White dove the best here

 UPDATE- White dove has stated that she won't be advertising her products but will still continue to make her plushies

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