Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Aug 2011 08:34 UTC
Games There are two reasons for this news item. First, I want this issue resolved. Second, it allows me to post the most awesome picture ever and ever. The story is simple. Mojang, the company behind the immensely successful Minecraft, is working on a second game called 'Scrolls', which has been in development for a while now. As it turns out, Bethesda has sent a cease and desist notice to Mojang - they claim 'Scrolls' infringes on 'The Elder Scrolls' trademark. As a fan of both Minecraft and Bethesda, this is just silly.
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A company who is over reaching
by Jennimc on Sat 6th Aug 2011 16:51 UTC
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I read the story and agree that their claim is baseless however I can't help that feel that Thom is arguing that this is supposedly another example of craziness that is the entire patent system.

This isn't indicative of any supposed larger problem but rather a company who is simply over reaching with their patent in hopes of getting some free money by using scare tactics towards a smaller developer.

I've come to grow especially larry of any news article on this site relating to patents or really, a company's ownership of any property that is non-physical.

Edited 2011-08-06 16:53 UTC

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