Interplay - Yet More Legal Dramas
Ausir writes that another batch of court documents from the ongoing Bethsoft vs Interplay drama reveals Bethsoft is arguing Interplay has the right to use the Fallout name for their MMO (and back catalogue distribution etc) - but nothing else. From The Vault:
Among other things, Interplay asserts that "Bethesda has breached its agreements with Interplay by refusing to allow Interplay the right to use the Fallout related intellectual property assets". However, Bethesda lawyers now claim that when Interplay licensed the rights to develop and publish Fallout Online from Bethesda back in 2007, it actually never had the rights to use any elements of the Fallout universe and Fallout games aside from the title Fallout itself.