Native group demands Final Fantasy 14 remove Far Northern Attire DLC

The Saami Council, a non-governmental organization representing the Sami people of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia, is calling on Square Enix to remove the Far Northern Attire DLC from Final Fantasy 14. The council’s concern is “not about sensitivity or whether the depiction is appropriate,” she said in a statement (opens in new tab)but rather that the items depicted in the DLC are “Sami’s cultural property” and infringe on her rights.

“Our cultural property rights are not theoretical,” Sami Council president Ashlat Holberg said in a statement. “They are protected and protected under copyright laws, which are generally harmonized around the world. Square Enix, as a media company, is very aware of copyright laws and has no excuse for this blatant violation of cultural property of the Sami.”

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