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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Extortion
by vodoomoth on Sat 6th Aug 2011 09:29 UTC
vodoomoth
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2010-03-30

Today, I got a 15 page letter from some Swedish lawyer firm, saying they demand us to stop using the name Scrolls, that they will sue us (and have already paid the fee to the Swedish court), and that they demand a pile of money up front before the legal process has even started

Looks like nothing but an extortion attempt.

Anyway, I don't see how "Scrolls" infringes upon "The Elder Scrolls". Otherwise, we would have never seen "Adventures" in more than one game title, or "Life" because "Half-Life" exists.

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RE: Extortion
by mbit on Sat 6th Aug 2011 09:58 in reply to "Extortion"
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2009-07-29

Or "Half-Life" because "Life" exists.

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