Gamasutra: In a move that has big implications for video game clone claims, a judge has ruled in favor of the Tetris Company against Mino developer Xio Interactive, stating that Mino is substantially similar to Tetris.
This could really be a big case, setting a precedence for all the knock offs currently on phones.
If the game is the same but the control scheme works completely different? What about that? @Below: But that's an improvement and while it's perfectly legal to copy a game if you add something to it, as game play isn't protectable, but games that are published are.
It just means the control scheme is different. You could have up as down and left as right but the game would essentially be the same.
if tetris company can do this why doesnt scrabble file copyright claims on words with friends or pictionary do the same for draw something...arent words with friends and draw something clones of those games?
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