Re: Copyright enforcement (was: VIC-20 expansion)

From: Christopher A Bongaarts (
Date: 2003-01-27 21:49:08

As Marko Mäkelä once put it so eloquently:

> Last year, I read about someone who had made a Futurama game for the
> Atari VCS 2600 by changing the graphics of an existing game.  He got
> a letter from the Fox studios and had to remove the piece of software
> from his home page.  (I've understood that in North America, the defendant
> has to pay for his attorneys even if he wins.  Here in Europe, the one who
> loses usually has to pay all attorneys.  That could make a huge difference.)

One might suspect that Fox's problem with the game was its use of
Futurama characters (trademarks) rather than its copying of the 2600

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