TV show forced to change name over L.A Noire - REPORT

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  1. ComeTurismO
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    I don't see the problem, yeah copyright laws... Nobody cares about names anymore.
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    Copyright holders evidently do.
     
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    That's stupid. Viewers only care about the content, not the name. It's not like the world ended.
     
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    not as bad as Bethesda was with copyright names.
     
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    At first glance, I would have thought a tv show with that name was based on the game. This isn't too surprising.
     
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    Can that name even be truely claimed? Which is a dumb question I know, but I think this goes back to using same name for different media types which TNT can get away with I believe. Maybe not, since entertainment is sometimes classified into one group as opposed to say, a ma and pa restaurant.
     
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    If you pay money for a copyright, you're not going to want others to use it. It's pretty fair, they've got to protect their interests.
     
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    Good. Law enforcement at its finest.

    The titles are too similar, what would you guys say if Microsoft released a portable and named it "Gameboy"? It's clearly not a Game Boy, don't you see that there's no space in the middle?

    There are silly cases and there are legitimate ones - this one is legitimate. Names of products and services are their integral part and should be covered by copyright protection, plain and simple. If it's "just a name and no big deal" then it's equally easy to change the name to something else.
     
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    You do not pay money for a copyright. For a trademark it is probably different though.
     
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    Yeah, L.A. Noire and L.A. Noir is too similar. That little e doesn't change the pronounciation and will clearly cause confusion. Especially since L.A Noire is so new.
    Compare with the Bethesda thing: "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind", "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and Mojang's game "Scrolls"

    Naaaah, not that similar.
     
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    GBAtemp. Your home for journalistic excellence.
     
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    y = mx + b

    y = 4(1) + (-4)

    y = 4 -4

    y = 0

    y = how many fucks I give

    L.A. Noire wasn't my type of game anyway. :P
     

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