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Re: Tetris clones



On 01/05/07, Alan Cox <alan redhat com> wrote:
On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 08:28:17AM -0500, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> > should be removed, not just the name 'tetris'.  What is the legal status
> > of tetris (and other game) clones?  Can we get some "official" word from
> > a legal department on what is and isn't allowed?
>
> As long as the game doesn't use the "Tetris" trademark to describe
> itself, the game is fine.

Tetris is one to be very careful about as the Tetris company have a reputation
for causing legal trouble.


A long discussion on precisely this issue can be found (without any
real resolution) here:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=225726

[I just checked the emacs-devel mailing list archives, and as far as I
can tell, noone has brought the whole matter to the attention of
upstream.]

Jonathan,.


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