Bethesda Targets Mojang for Copyright Infringement

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Bethesda Targets Mojang for Copyright Infringement

Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:49 PM

From what I could see, this hasn't been posted yet.

From the article on Gamasutra here.

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"Just got a letter from Bethesta's [sic] lawyers. They claim 'Scrolls' infringes on their trademark and everyone will confuse it with Skyrim," Mojang founder Marcus "Notch" Persson wrote in a tweet, following up with a photo of the letter's front page by way of proof.

The letter, in Swedish, accuses Scrolls of "significant visual, audio and conceptual similarities with ... The Elder Scrolls," saying consumers may feel the titles come from "the same commercial origin."


Thoughts?

Personally, I think it's pretty ridiculous, as Scrolls is a Card/Board game, and has no resemblance to the TES series.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:12 PM

Thanks for the daily confirmation that I live in bizarro world.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:34 PM

Apparently Bethesda doesn't want anyone using the word Scrolls in a game because as far as I can tell, that is the only similarity. This suit is ridiculous.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:05 PM

It'll either be dropped, or a judge will dismiss it after he gets done laughing.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:01 PM

lulzsec! Release the booty! :gun_bandana:


That link would clairify my post to those who didn't hear about Bethesda's last hacking scandal, but lulzsec's site has been exploded by something atm.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:15 AM

The purpose isn't to sue the small company here. The big guy is sending a message to the little guy saying "you're not so little anymore, what you do matters, don't try to fuck with us."
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:15 AM

Read about this yesterday. Notch loves Bethesda. He even has a special seed for Skrym. If you put it in the seed you get all frozen tundra. :/
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:18 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 06 August 2011 - 07:15 AM, said:

Notch loves Bethesda. He even has a special seed for Skrym. If you put it in the seed you get all frozen tundra. :/


Does anyone understand this? I mean its a lot of English words but it is gibberish to me. Is gaming lingo so far removed from English that it might as well be ebonics?
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:32 AM

Well nevermind. It used to do that anyways.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:07 AM

Wouldn't you put in Skyrim? Not Skrym.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 12:18 PM

Thats probably why it didn't work this time. Fuck I suck at spelling.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:00 PM

Odd.. Skyrim and skyrim produced beach areas - no ice or snow. dreamincode and dreamincode.net produced snow and ice-ish areas.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:12 PM

What does it mean?!
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:34 PM

that Chris's heart is an icy tundra of cold bitter evil?
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 02:13 PM

I am not sure what it means... maybe it's like a double rainbow.

For those who aren't in the know, minecraft uses a 'seed' to create the randomness in the block placement and creation. A user can enter an alpha numeric string in and in theory have the same world generated each time. People found it to be a past time to enter words in and see what world is generated off that. A fun diversion of letting the system create the random seed for you.

Sites that match up world with seeds:
http://www.minecraft.../all-seeds.html
http://www.minecraft...iew/1/All-Seeds
http://seedminer.com/

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