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Re: crack attack trademark issues / ok for Fe?



On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 11:08:33PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Now the game play / mechanics may be copied from Tetris Attack, but that
> is not a problem (IANAL). game play / mechanics cannot be trademarked or
> copyrighted *. What could be a problem is if the game had copied more
> then only game mechanics, for example have very similar graphics,
> identical levels (not relevant here as the levels are not mazes or
> something similar), etc.

Right. This hasn't stopped the owners of the rights to the original Tetris
game from suing people. They're probably wrong, but most people just cave to
avoid the hassle.

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