For those of you that got in on the Cobra Sentinel Automaton Kickstarter Campaign, brace yourselves for some bad news. Hasbro has sent Kickstarter a Cease & Desist letter, grinding the campaign to a halt. The claim can be seen here: DMCA – Cobra Sentinel Automaton submitted by Hasbro, Inc.
The following was sent to backers by/from Kickstarter –
This is a message from Kickstarter’s Integrity team. We’re writing to inform you that a project you backed, Cobra Sentinel Automaton, is the subject of an intellectual property dispute.
The project has been removed from public view until the dispute is resolved, which can take up to 30 days. The project’s funding and the countdown to its deadline have been stopped. If the project becomes available again, the countdown will continue and the new deadline will extend past the original deadline for as much time as the project was unavailable. You can find out more by reading our Copyright Policy and our Trademark Policy.
Fri, May 12 2017 8:40 am EDT
Time remaining if project becomes available
Your pledge is currently still active. If you’d like to manage your pledge or reach out to the creator directly, you can still do so through the project page.
What does this mean for the project? Time will tell. We’ll keep you posted with new developments as intel is received.