Mojang Wins Scrolls Court Case

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Oct 18, 2011
  1. GreatZimkogway
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    Notch, shortly after, posted that. Looks like they really want to play a game of Quake with Bethesda. Most likely won't happen, but it would be nice to see.

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    I am happy with the outcome. :)
     
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    I am quite curious to know the outcome of a Quake match. I hope Bethesda takes up the challenge
     
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    Oh thank god. A company just can't declare that such a common word from the dictionary entirely belongs to them and no one is allowed to use it anymore...
    would have been completely crazy otherwise!
     
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    I think allot of people already predicted that Mojang would win.
     
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    Notch never backs down from his request.
     
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    To be fair that's like me saying "I made a drawing of a computer! I now own the term computer, none of you are allowed to use it!"
     
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    I want that Quake match too.
     
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    Finally, a judge with common sense. Not many of those left around.

    Although I don't play Minecraft at all, I'm happy that its creators won this round; How pathetic do you have to be to sue a company because they used the word "Scrolls". Any idiot can tell the difference between "The Elder Scrolls" and "Minecraft Scrolls". I think these companies sue others because they lack confidence in their products. Pathetic.

    Better luck next time Bethesda. Maybe you should go after Nintendo next and sue because "Skyward Sword" sounds too close to "Skyrim" :P
     
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    The entire lawsuit was silly. "Words Bethesda feels they should have exclusive rights on: 'scrolls', 'elders', 'dragons', 'dungeons', 'magic' and 'fire'."

    Next up: God of War VS Gears of War.
     
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    I agree

    Actually it's just called 'Scrolls' not 'Minecraft Scrolls'

    Good one, or what about (for those who can remember it) 'Supermarionation' Vs 'SuperMarioWorld'

    (For those that don't remember it - think 'Thunderbirds Are Go' and 'Stingray')
     
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    I honestly think Mojang could've just changed their name to something not so generic and evaded this entire problem. I'm not saying Bethesda was right, I'm saying that the entire case existed because Notch wanted to act all big and tough.

    If you couldn't tell, I have no liking of Notch. I paid roughly $21 for Minecraft and it's still not worth it.
     
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    Notch proposed just that, but Bethesda refused.


    No, next up: Bethesda suing Dungeons and Dragons.
     
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    So you're saying he chose the name to provoke Bethesda? Or are you saying that when a larger company wants to throw its weight around on no grounds at all other that they're bigger, the little guy should just roll over and accept it "to avoid a problem"?

    The name is generic, but that means there shouldn't have been any problem in the first place. It's too common and ubiquitus a word for anyone to hold any "exclusive right" to it. What claims does Bethesda have to that name? None at all. Who's the one making a big deal out of it? Bethesda. The entire case existed because Bethesda wanted to act big and tough.
     
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    Mojang ftw!


    inb4 bethseda sueing again for using dragons in minecraft
     
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    This case regarded his company, Mojang, not simply him. Why are you singling him out? Just because you don't like Notch does not mean he should roll over to allow Bethesda to monopolize a single word, and a generic one at that. And who cares which side wanted to act "big and tough"? What matters is the precedent that was set by the ruling. Holding it against the defendants because they wanted to go through with the case is really silly. You imply that Bethesda was in the wrong, but your abstract reasoning against the defendants makes that really hard to believe.
     
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    See, that's part of the problem, Mojang(not just Notch) offered to change the name. Bethesda refused. Get over your odd bias against Notch and see this for what it is. Notch gave them plenty of things to get out of the whole thing, Bethesda is the one that pushed it to court. Notch didn't act all "big and tough", Mojang was fully in the right on this one.

    PS: Just because it somehow wasn't worth it to you, doesn't mean you have to hate the creators. That's just petty. That's like me having not liked Fallout New Vegas and hating Bethesda for it.(Irony at that being the first game to come to mind...)
     
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    not entirely true
    Mojang offered to change the name, but they refused to take "Scrolls" out of the name

    See: Mojang v. Bethesda part 2
     
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    /thread.
     
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    I think what's funnier still are all these people "boycotting" Skyrim over this case.

    Come 11-11-11 I know what I would rather be playing, and it has nothing to do with glorified Lego blocks.
     

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