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EA Has Legal Rights To The Use Of Flames On Letters, Numbers And Symbols

Quite literally proof that your can have rights to almost anything. MYTH, a fully cooperative fantasy game on KickStarter received a cease and desist letter from EA who said they have " legal rights to the use of flames on letters, numbers, and symbols"

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shivvy241905d ago

shit like this pisses me off

jimmywolf1905d ago

sad bit of truth about corporate control

KwietStorm1905d ago

Has nothing to do with corporate control. Our patent and trademark system is a joke.

The_KELRaTH1905d ago

Interesting as flame fonts have been around since the early Apple / Atari 8-bits.
You have to wonder if the patent itself is fraudulent.
Of course the next thing will be Bungie telling them they can't use Myth as it's a game series name.

mmj1905d ago (Edited 1905d ago )

Patents should be abolished, it's anti-competitive.

Type of thing you'd expect in some shitty world run by big businesses, oh wait...

aviator1891904d ago

I don't think it'd be a good idea to just abandon the patents system as it does reward those who come up with new and exciting ideas first, but the system should be tweaked.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1904d ago

It has to follow a far more specific guidelines, if there are obvious similarities sure.
I mean, let's say there was a game called 'Myth' with fire letters, and another game called 'Legend' with fire letters within a relevent timeline, that's definitely bs. But like if a game is called 'Dragon's Inferno' or something and has flaming letters, then it shouldn't apply.

Like I said that, it needs to be more specific.

NovusTerminus1905d ago

First Apple, then Namco, followed by Bethesda, now EA... Someoje has to end these patent trolls.

Fireseed1905d ago

EA: "We want to stop being hated"

And then this shit...

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