"I'll burn your twenty more Nibelheims if I have to!"
Of the 100,000 Blu-ray copies of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete sold in Japan during its first day, at least one of those would have been ripped digitally and leaked into the Internet already. Square Enix knows that, and they're sure tightening the noose on ACC piracy.
In a recent press release, they said that they're closely monitoring websites and other avenues where a digital copy of their feature-length CG movie is being distributed illegally. Already, certain websites - they didn't specify which - have been red flagged and they're keeping a close eye on what's going on in them.
Parties which are held liable to transgressions may receive a letter or email from Square Enix. If pursued, they may eventually take legal action, no doubt. I mean, Square Enix, after all, has been quite stingy of their Intellectual Property rights. Remember what happened to the Korean company that imitated Tifa's fight scene for a music video? Yeah, there you go.
- Korean company sued for plagiarizing FF7: Advent Children
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete sells over 100,000 at Day 1