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August 19th, 2011, 00:35
So no one cares that it was notch that put up scrolls as a copyright and bethesda was reacting to that? Just curious.

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August 19th, 2011, 00:51
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So no one cares that it was notch that put up scrolls as a copyright and bethesda was reacting to that? Just curious.
I read his quote and I really don't think he was out of line. I still think Bethesda's lawyers were overreacting. No one is going to mistake Scrolls for The Elder Scrolls. There's nothing particular scoll-ish about those games and I think most people know them more commonly by 'Morrowind', 'Oblivion', 'Skyrim' etc anyway.

The PR alone on this makes Bethesda look bad. It's not worth it. They shouldn't have gone there.
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August 19th, 2011, 00:51
Bethesda has copyrighted a sentence. Mojang copyrighted a word. They are two different things. A swedish court will ultimately decide if that is the case.

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There's nothing particular scoll-ish about those games and I think most people know them more commonly by 'Morrowind', 'Oblivion', 'Skyrim' etc anyway.
As their registered trademarks confirm.
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August 19th, 2011, 23:05
What about "The Younger Scrolls" ?
Doesn't exist so far, as far as I know …

Or even … "The No-Scrolls" …

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August 20th, 2011, 18:19
In the EU, and Europe, in general, you cannot copyright a sentence or a word (maybe in the US?). You can register a trademark (tm) with an official board and describe what your trademark does in detail. As I understand it…

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