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Company News Bethesda Threatens Minecraft Creator Over Scrolls Name

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>In a surprising turn of events Bethesda's lawyers decided to threaten the minecraft dev over using the word "Scrolls". Their noble attempts and unending efforts to uphold the law are admirable.</p>
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    <p>Just got a letter from Bethesta's lawyers. They claim "Scrolls" infringes on their trademark and everyone will confuse it with Skyrim. I still &lt;3 Bethesda. This is hopefully just lawyers being lawyers.</p>
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    <p><a href="http://twitpic.com/61cckm" target="_blank">Here, have a look</a>. It's swedish though. Maybe one of the resident swedes can give a run-down.</p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/104162-bethesda-threatens-minecraft-creator-over-scrolls-name.html">Gamebanshee</a></p>
     
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  2. racofer Thread Incliner

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    DU better change this site's name before Bioware sues his ass for the usage of the word "Codex", which everybody knows is related to the DA and ME series.
     
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  3. Cassidy Arcane

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    No matter who loses, we win.

    Single-player LARPing simulator and dumbed down take on Oblivion, which was already a dumbed down Morrowind, which was already a dumbed down Daggerfall, versus a multiplayer LEGO LARPing simulator and incredibly dumbed down take on Dwarf Fortress milking money from SA tards. I'd shed no tears no matter how this lawsuit ends.
     
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  4. Micmu Magister

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    Ah, the Brave New World. :P
    I hope this buttface gets jewed out of every penny he has got.
     
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  5. pocahaunted Arcane

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    Exactly, perfect example of being raped and liking it.
     
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  6. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    then the lawyer of Bethesda lists some known trademarks like Mario and Warcraft as examples and state that it is a high risk that consumers will think that MineCraft Scrolls is a DLC to Elder Scrolls or derive from the game series and/or Bethesda/Zenimax Media INC.

    does this mean that every time we type OBLIVION, ELDER SCROLLS, SCROLLS, ELDER, THE, TES and whatever Bethesda's lawyers around the world smells gold?
     
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  7. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    I lol'd. :M
     
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  8. udm Arcane Patron

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    At first I felt some sympathy for Notch.

    Then I read this:
    :roll:
     
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  9. Menckenstein Lunacy of Caen: Todd Reaver

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    Bethesda threatens Muhammed ehd-Dhib over the Dead Sea Scrolls.
     
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  10. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    help im in a retardo universe and cant get out
     
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  11. Fowyr Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Is this 1st April's rehearsal?
     
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  12. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    So basically since Zenimax/Bethesda are incapable of making good games, the only way for them to make profit is to sue anyone and everything?
     
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  13. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Maybe Bethesda needs to hire another celebrity for Skyrim and they're too short on cash at this point.
     
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    A shitty pop developer vs. a shitty hipster developer: which is less shitty and why?
     
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  15. ksjav Scholar

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    Wasn't Scrolls a completely separate product of Mojang, a card game in vein of Magic the Gathering or something? What the fuck.. next up Blizzard sues Mojang for using the word Craft
    Also you construct stuff, just as you do with additional pylons. Striking similarities.
     
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  16. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    "It has come to our client's attention that your company use the word SCROLLS which is similar to THE ELDER SCROLLS."

    Wow, I hope Mojäng tells them to bring this shit on. :lol:
     
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  17. Jiggy Boobles TESTOSTERONIC As Fuck™ Patron

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    In the next riveting episode of Greedy Litigious Assholes, Blizzard sues Airbus for calling their products "aircraft", claiming that people will confuse it with the word "craft"in their upcoming super mega smash-hit World of Diablocraft.

    Stay tuned.

    Edit: Dammit, someone did the craft joke while I was typing this.
     
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  18. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    i am not keeping track of what Mojang is up to, old chap.
     
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  19. Turisas Arch Devil Patron

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    Hehe, jew lawyers.
     
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  20. Raghar Arcane

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    Now codexers with monocle, list all games that had scrolls in theirs name.
     
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  21. memebot3.0b Educated

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    http://news.mmosite.com/content/2011-05 ... ures.shtml
     
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  22. Black Arcane

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    US Navy Pilot, eh? A true patriot :salute:
     
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  23. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Both these lawsuits are retarted.
     
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