Bethesda suing Mojang for using the word "Scrolls"
Posted 8/5/11

It would appear that Bethesda - developer of numerous popular titles, including the "Elder Scrolls" series of games - is suing Mojang for use of the word "Scrolls" in one of their upcoming projects.


Mojang has been in development of another project (which we went over in our last installment), which bears the working name "Scrolls". Bethesda has expressed concern that players could mix up this new game with their own "Elder Scrolls" series, although the two seem to share no noticeable similarities beyond the word "scrolls".


Notch said that their office received a 15-page cease-and-desist letter, claiming that Mojang would be sued for rights to the word, along with formal requests for legal fees. He went on to say that they are attempting to establish talks with Bethesda regarding the word, to find an amicable solution for both parties. At the time of this writing, there was no available response from Bethesda.



Sources:


http://www.minecraftforum.net/news/170-bethesda-mojang-scrolls/page__st__20/

http://notch.tumblr.com/post/8519901309/bethesda-are-suing-us-heres-the-full-story
Posted 8/6/11
"Hello, this is Bethesda. We're going to sue you over use of a word that has immense ambiguity."

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Posted 8/6/11

Lauriet wrote:

"Hello, this is Bethesda. We're going to sue you over use of a word that has immense ambiguity."



hmm the only thing i can think of that sorta relates to this is when wal-mart tried to copyright the smiley face for their own means... dear lord I hate imagine what would have happened if they made it. : )
Posted 8/6/11

Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:


Lauriet wrote:

"Hello, this is Bethesda. We're going to sue you over use of a word that has immense ambiguity."



hmm the only thing i can think of that sorta relates to this is when wal-mart tried to copyright the smiley face for their own means... dear lord I hate imagine what would have happened if they made it. : )


Now that was just stupid lulz. I still remember it, actually. Just corporations being petty and trying to copyright everything they possibly can.
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Posted 8/7/11
Its like the NFL trying to license "Who Dat"
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