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20-12-2012, 12:16 PM
RE: are they selectively enforcing copy write law
(20-12-2012 10:38 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(20-12-2012 10:28 AM)Logica Humano Wrote:  How it is used in order to maintain complete and utter control over a generic product, and if someone creates something remotely similar, they are under the pressure of copyright laws.

For example, Bethesda's childish fight over Mojang's game called "Scrolls". Really? Fair copyright grounds to sue because it has the word "Scrolls" in it? Or the endless lawsuits between Apple and its rival companies, not in an effort to actually protect anything they make, but to drain their opponents of money. Copyright laws may have been created with that intent, but they are clearly abused.
It is not used to create control over a 'generic product' and your example doesn't address that.

The point of law in question in that case is that of consumer confusion by similar naming. It is the name, not the content.

The examples you and others bring up are examples of abuse of a system. The system is necessary and just.
Yes, it does. One of the many lawsuits between Samsung and Apple was because Samsung's new touchpad system had rounded edges.

So no game may have the word "Scrolls" in it?

These are examples of abusing the system in order to create a drain on their opponents livelihood in an effort to outlive their competition, and to secure a monopoly they have worked hard to achieve. The system is necessary, and just sometimes.

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