From: Christopher A Bongaarts (bong0004_at_tc.umn.edu)
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 game... %% Chris Bongaarts %% email@example.com %% http://umn.edu/~cab %% Univ of Minnesota %% CBongo on EFnet IRC %% Stop Plate Tectonics! Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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