In an AMA on reddit, DayZ creator Dean Rocket Hall spent some time answering questions. During it, Hall said that the famous rapper tried to force the developers to change the name of the game, to Zday.
I wonder how come that idiot never tried to stop people from using the word "lay-zy". This situation is almost as bad as king copywriting the word "candy", don't know which one is worse.
Maybe he was to lazy to change lazy
Judge is going to look at this and throw it away probably. No substance there to the accusation.
i doubt this is true jayz dont care about stuff like this, he barely care enough to give interviews. why didnt he go after warZ when it was going. this should like a like to make themselves sound cool or jayz lawyer trying to make a quick buck. and calling him, one of the smartest business men in music that tries not to get into stuff like this makes you look stupid.
The Legal/Copyright/Trademark situation in the United States is broken beyond belief. You can get sued for literally anything in this country these days. They should count themselves lucky that no legal action was taken, who the hell knows how it would have went in court.
But even a half assed lawyer would have gotten him out of this (had it been taken to court). No hyphen, different mediums, clearly no intent to take advantage of an opportunity to steal attention away from another property (unlike WarZ which shamelessly tried to take away attention from TWO things, releasing near the time of World War Z and a few months before the DayZ standalone), nothing to indicate an implied connection...
Agreed Spike Lee even sued Spike TV and lost. Because people are smart enough to know the difference. Still doesn't stop these egotistical douche bags from filing lawsuits though.
How is he stupid?
did u not read the article? He or his lawyers wanted them to not use the name Day Z because his name is Jay Z. Any person in the world can see they have nothing to do with each other... just cause they rhyme is no grounds to sue. But then again this is America. People will sue for foul language.
Jay-Z is a rapper? He is an insult to Rap..
He's an insult to music.
If you have task that question how can you even say he is an insult to rap, when you have to ask "Jay-Z is a rapper?". And who would you say is not an "insult" to rap? Let me guess Biggie? Tupac?
How does one insult such a commonly degrading style of music, led mainly by unintellectual thugs? I would have to imagine that managing to be an insult to the industry of rap would require lederhosen, chainsaws, and a maternity ward.
Your ignorance is amazing, hip-hop is led by thugs? There is a deep deep culture involved with true hip-hop, just cause they dont play guitar and are white with extreme skinny jeans dont make them any less talented. The fearful dont understand anything so they bash. Whats your fave genre of music??
You've already decided what genre I like with your guitar and skinny jeans comment (and that I'm apparently racist), so why are you asking, omnipotent one? And "true hip-hop"? So what? There are a select few that can make smashing trash cans together a truly entertaining experience but that doesn't make street performance in general any less of a culture of annoying beggars, which would take an act of true insane lowlife-ness in order to "be an insult" to.
I would have to agree with mediate-this. Sure, mainstream hip-hop has been taken over by corporate interests that seem to propagate this idea because they have made this idea cool. But, it simply isn't the full spectrum of the music. Much like rock music was maligned for it's insidious ability to corrupt youth and jazz was seen as a music that required little to no talent to produce, hip-hop is the new whipping post. As for thugs, I would say that the commercial rap industry is full of wanna-be, sound alike thugs. Most don't have a thuggish bone in their bodies (much like many of the 80's rockers weren't as hard-edged as they would have you believe). I fully understand how you could view them as unintelligent thugs, because that's what they portray. However, that's also what the record labels WANT them to portray. (much like the bad boys of rock and roll). If it's not your cup of tea, then so be it. But, understand, that hip-hop culture (much like any culture) is deeper than what is seen on the surface.
"I fully understand how you could view them as unintelligent thugs, because that's what they portray" Many of the top persons in the rap industry at the very least come from violent backgrounds (and considering most of their youth, many aren't very far removed from it) and AREN'T exactly intellectuals, on and off the stage. And FFS, people, I'm not talking about the underground rap scene. Mainstream rap is EXACTLY what I'm talking about. Jay-Z *is* mainstream, so for him to be an embarrassment to MAINSTREAM rap would be a difficult feat.
@mediate-this nas, kid cudi, andre 3000, lil wayne, mac miller, snoop, the rza, wiz khalifa, mos def, wyclef jean, lauren hill, mackelmore, knaan, chris brown, pharrell, the roots, they all play instruments, some of them where skinny jeans, Eminem is white, mackelmore is white, mac miller, white. unfortunately rap often degrades many groups especially in more recent history this. depending on where you look at things and how you define "thug" yes the hip hop/rap industry is full of them. It doesn't take away from the music which is what I care about in this case.
HAHAHA CLEARLY you know your rap..... /s
Title made me do a lol. But to be honest I could not care less what this guy thinks about anything.
shit like this is so stupid... like Blizzard copyrighting the word "Diablo" which is Spanish for the devil.. I mean it's a word from a language... no one has rights to it.. even if you take it to court and they claim a copyright... screw that shit... it's a fucking word. or in this case a letter "Z"
He thinks he owns letter Z. His name isn't even Jay. His real name is Shawn
Doesn't make sense, his name is "Jay-Z" sometimes "Jay Z". Where as the game is "DayZ" no space, no dash.
I'm surprised he even knows it exists. That's a major achievement for Rocket in and of itself.
Maybe. Or maybe it's a member of his legal team who informed him, which is way more boring, but also way more likely...
i doubt he do, much less care about the game. i doubt jay-z even plays video games.
Glad to hear Mr. Hall wasn't phased and stood up to JayZ's lawyers.
In my day to day life I often get caught out by these types of naming over laps. I didn't understand Skyrim at all. No sense of immersion - just a bunch of cards that you collect until I realized how silly I was being. I had mistaken Mojang's scrolls for Elder Scrolls.... 5. And then last night I went to boot up DayZ and spent hours then trawling a bug thread because all that was happening was I was getting sound but no picture. Over and over I kept clicking the icon and until again! Silly me I realized I was clicking Jay-Z's iconic blueprint album on windows media player instead of DayZ on steam. I often get confused by things that rhyme or seem similar! Even though often they are totally fucking different things that only a blithering retard would mix up. Court cases like this will make the world a better place for people like me who have the terrible genetic condition of a solid bone skull.
Hahaha! Epic title!
It would be epic if he tried to censor "World War Z"
Cough Scrolls cough
The reason for wanting a name change it stupid but it seems like you can try to protect and sue for anything. Like twitter trying to patent the word tweet or how candy crush wants the word candy.
so now we finally know the truth about where Camel Joe went from those cigerette ads...Jay said no way this MFer looks too much like me...
+Bubs for the laugh!!! I had never seen, or really even thought of that comparison...but dayum if it doesn't FIT!!!
HAHA nice! I second the motion to +bubble.
Whats up with all of these dickwad egomaniac "celebs" who think they are the second coming of Jesus and the real world should cater to their self-absorbed bullshit? Get fucked JayZ. What a twat.
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