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 • 19 747

  • Marco Van Staden
    Marco Van Staden  5 hours back

    i cant see a difference between the toy foxies

    • CookieFace YT
      CookieFace YT  1 days back

      Hey MatPat I need lawyer could we maybe some deal


      • Nicholas Johnston
        Nicholas Johnston  2 days back

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

        • HeroBrettKiller1
          HeroBrettKiller1  2 days back

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

          • lyndon iradiel
            lyndon iradiel  3 days back


            • Jeffery Kendrick
              Jeffery Kendrick  4 days back

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

              • JRodgesevant
                JRodgesevant  4 days 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  6 days back

                  I love the clear ripping off of pew news.

                  • AJ Edward Enerio
                    AJ Edward Enerio  6 days back

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

                    • Leah Mae
                      Leah Mae  7 days 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  1 weeks back

                        Naughty dogs coool

                        • Legoboy95
                          Legoboy95  1 weeks back

                          99% Matt:.....

                          1% this was released on April fools day.

                          • William Afton
                            William Afton  1 weeks back


                            • spookii
                              spookii  1 weeks back

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

                              (not my original idea)

                              • Mrs. Murray
                                Mrs. Murray  1 weeks back

                                *Huh. Guess I'm illegal*

                                • XXRadioactive FoxXX
                                  XXRadioactive FoxXX  1 weeks back

                                  Hello gloria!

                                  • nicola stewart
                                    nicola stewart  1 weeks back

                                    Minecraft Freddy

                                    • G G
                                      G G  1 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  1 weeks back

                                        Richardi oh thx I didn’t know

                                      • Richardi
                                        Richardi  1 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  2 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  2 weeks back

                                          Who else saw him jump at 4:52😂

                                          • Mackenzie Hallberg
                                            Mackenzie Hallberg  2 weeks back

                                            13:55 Did anyone else notice the message in the middle said "read 1 years ago"?
                                            Insert 1 coins to like this comment

                                            • Megane no Takanofu
                                              Megane no Takanofu  2 weeks back

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

                                              • Pam Paul
                                                Pam Paul  2 weeks back


                                                • emmet deehan
                                                  emmet deehan  2 weeks back

                                                  are the minecraft unifitial books infringing on copy right

                                                  • Jayvee Young
                                                    Jayvee Young  2 weeks back

                                                    OVERWATCH HEN---...

                                                    • Jasper Preedy
                                                      Jasper Preedy  2 weeks back

                                                      oh! 4:51

                                                      • Peggy mahon
                                                        Peggy mahon  2 weeks back

                                                        I want to die

                                                        • Ashley Corder
                                                          Ashley Corder  2 weeks back

                                                          i love your vids

                                                          • Elix
                                                            Elix  2 weeks back

                                                            Mumbo jumbo

                                                            • Gacha Caleb
                                                              Gacha Caleb  3 weeks back

                                                              *meanwhile me waiting for the game theory theme*

                                                              • mydogdidthis
                                                                mydogdidthis  3 weeks back

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

                                                                • Mavrick Bartle
                                                                  Mavrick Bartle  3 weeks back

                                                                  DeviantArt is so dead XD

                                                                  • Melvincent Amugauan
                                                                    Melvincent Amugauan  3 weeks back

                                                                    Sad or jealous matpat 13:50

                                                                    • Melvincent Amugauan
                                                                      Melvincent Amugauan  3 weeks back

                                                                      Sad or jealous matpat 13:15

                                                                      • Parker Campellone
                                                                        Parker Campellone  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                                          • Blue Night
                                                                            Blue Night  3 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  3 weeks back


                                                                              • Greywind92
                                                                                Greywind92  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                                                                  wow that got kind of sad not really at all

                                                                                  • Jazmyn Elerson
                                                                                    Jazmyn Elerson  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Zoe is in here I'm happy

                                                                                    • Maria tube
                                                                                      Maria tube  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Oof i will go to jail

                                                                                      • Percy Parker
                                                                                        Percy Parker  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Anyone else a little weirded out by him actually physically being on screen

                                                                                        • Jerron Smallcanyon
                                                                                          Jerron Smallcanyon  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I Jack Off To 34 Every Day

                                                                                          • Rosalina Darling
                                                                                            Rosalina Darling  4 weeks back

                                                                                            0:38 and that’s why my dear MatPat Scott is torturing you with more FNAF

                                                                                            • DOGE
                                                                                              DOGE  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Why is it That at 2:44 And a Bit After i Started to Hear Megalovania

                                                                                              • End_Plague
                                                                                                End_Plague  1 months back

                                                                                                Good, then my"I ❤️ Robots and Power Armor is Legal."