JoshWedin wrote:As for the legality, the pictures are actually illegal. The people who initially leak them are breaking the terms of the NDAs that they have signed.
I'm not trying to argue the main issue here, I'd just like to point out for the record that a lot of people have access to this kind of thing without having signed any NDAs.
That's pretty much it. I can see them and even show them to people. It's not illegal for anyone outside that first leaker.
That said Lego still owns what's in the image and can theoretically sue distributers for damages however 1) They wouldn't, and 2) I doubt they could even win the suit seeing how the internet works.
End of thought: There's nothing Lego can do about us talking about the leak. There's nothing illegal about it. We didn't sign anything. They can't sue us (well technically you can sue for anything but you get what I'm saying).
HOWEVER ideally leaked pictures wouldn't be shared here. It's the principal.
An example is if a movie or book is leaked early it's not illegal to talk about the contents. Take the leaks of that Harry Potter book where Snape kills the guy. That info and many books were sold early. There was absolutely nothing the company could do to the people who bought the books early or to the people spoiling the book for other people with the leaked info. HOWEVER they could go after the distributers who sold them early (like the leaker who leaked the Lego stuff but not the people who saw what he leaked).
In my example a Canadian Judge ordered the people who bought the book not to read it until it's official release however 1) This was in Canada lol and 2) It was 100% unenforceable and even if they could prove people disobeyed the order they couldn't do crap about it.
Original Leaker is the only one in the legal wrong here.
EDIT: Just talking law I understand why you guys don't want to allow it.