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Subject: RE: Legal issues, names, privacy, and pseudonyms

RE: Legal issues, names, privacy, and pseudonyms

From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 19:17:33 +0100

> WHAT legal risk?
> > Is it the fact that the name is similar to the Mattel(tm) name?
>
>wouldn't Tetris have the same problem? IIRC, there have been legal battles
>involving nintendo and
>other game companies that made tetris-clones.
>
>-scott

That's what I was wondering, nintendo are as relentless as Microsoft ove
such things.
The last case I knew of Nintendo winning, was $6M USD which put the company
they were suing out of business for good.

There are possibly similar troubles with other games in Rockbox - I suppose
it just depends on how many risks Bjo"rn is prepared to take. The risk of
Nintendo is pretty severe.

BC

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