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[GT] Bethesda Threatens Notch Over "Scrolls" Name.

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http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/715170/bethesda-threatens-notch-over-scrolls-name/
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Out of nowhere indie-game hit Minecraft has just surpassed 3 million sales, but all is not perfect in the pixelated world created by Markuss "Notch" Persson. According to Notch, developer Bethesda has threatened him over the name of his company's in-development game "Scrolls."

"Just got a letter from Bethesda's lawyers. They claim 'Scrolls' infringes on their trademark and everyone will confuse it with Skyrim."
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Sure. I'm gonna confuse the word 'Scrolls' with 'Skyrim' doh.gif
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The only two companies that I still respect are THQ and Id.
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Don't blame Bethesda guys... Blame the lawyers who are evil no matter who they work for.

Legal Fail High Five everyone!!!
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Lawyers just being lawyers nothing special.
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*rage mode activated*
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I guess their legal team was bored. "Hey, let's go threaten that indie developer for naming their game a SINGLE ENGLISH NOUN. Which we have copyrights on."
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I have absolutely nothign constructive to say about this...how could any one?

Most people probably don't even know the full title of Skyrim is the "The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim" The few times any of the games in the series have the "The Elder Scrolls" attached to its name it is ussually abveviated TES
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As soon as they hit 3mill paid copies...
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Originally Posted by Mobius01;14474669 
Sure. I'm gonna confuse the word 'Scrolls' with 'Skyrim' doh.gif

its confusing "scrolls" with "elder scrolls: skyrim"

anyhow, i dont think anyone will confuse them.
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