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
Jennimc
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2011-06-22

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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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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.


Lolwut?

Edited 2011-08-06 17:00 UTC

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B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

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.


Well, call me Larry and smoke a cigar, you do not have a clue about patents, marks, and copyright, do you?

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SReilly Member since:
2006-12-28

I fail to understand why you even bother posting if you're so upset with Thom's opinion. Not counting the fact that you obviously completely missed the point as this article has nothing to do with patents, if Thom's stance on the US's laws for patents relating to software annoys you so much, why do you bother visiting OSNews (never mind posting)? It seems to me like you might be better off not bothering visiting this site at all. After all, this being the world wide web, I'm sure there's a countless plethora of other sites that are more than capable of catering to your tastes. Surely you would be better off spending your time reading something that upsets you less because, judging by your past comments, you don't seem to take too kindly to opinions that don't aline with your own. Maybe not visiting OSNews would be a good thing for you. Maybe that way your blood pressure would not spike quite so much. I know that I would certainly not miss your less than relevant contributions.

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sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

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.


I am writing to inform you that you have infringed upon my trademark for "Especially Larry", which I filed for as the name of a sitcom starring Laurence Fishbourne I'm looking to get off the ground.

At your earliest convenience, please empty out your bank account; I'll send someone over to your house in the next day or so to pick up the funds. I would suggest also having a sandwich made as a precaution. Gunther can be somewhat aggressive if he's got an empty stomach.

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