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Old 04-29-2012, 02:45 AM   #21
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Why did he wait until they'd released 4 games to speak up? Can you say cash grab?
If it works for patent trolls, why not authors?
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Lock is untouchable though, he's too cool to be targeted, like ever. He's Detroit's Heisenberg!
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:52 AM   #22
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I read a bunch of them, there is a certain kind of justice in that.
No doubt. I'm rather glad people are showing rage against him for such a baseless claim. He fucking deserves it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:58 AM   #23
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"What better place to look beyond than through the mind of one who saw to that point but no further?"
Ha. My brain still can't register whats happening in that sentence.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:17 AM   #24
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ha would love for this guy to win, just to see the fall out.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:18 AM   #25
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If it works for patent trolls, why not authors?
I would think that he could claim that he nver played the games. That is what apple does.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #26
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I'm going to sue BioWare because I wrote a story with a bad ending.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #27
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No, poetic justice for their always on DRM schemes? I am disappoint
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:33 PM   #28
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No doubt. I'm rather glad people are showing rage against him for such a baseless claim. He fucking deserves it.
You have no basis for deciding that. He deserves to be trashed because he DARED to bring a possibly legit complaint against a cherished franchise?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #29
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Pretty sure I've heard the 'memory in the DNA' idea well before Assassin's Creed. I wouldn't quite call it original to begin with. Also, the brief I read on this novel, Link, claims it's the soul. It's far more new age BS than scifi.

In any case, I'm pretty sure the judge will laugh at the idea of halting the release of AC3. One unsuccessful author is not going to force an international publisher to lose one of their best sources of revenue, quite possibly bankrupting the company, simply because they both used a similar trope.
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i would think that he could claim that he nver played the games. That is what apple does.
zing!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:31 AM   #31
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I would think that he could claim that he nver played the games. That is what apple does.
Apple isn't a nobody. They are a corporation that is backed by the DELETED.

They control you. You are a sheep.


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Old 04-30-2012, 02:54 AM   #32
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Lets be honest, if it's true, it wouldnt be the first time somebody has ripped off someone elses work precisely because it was obscure and unknown. ( Two current singers spring to mind immediately).
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:22 AM   #33
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Fact is, you can't copyright a premise. Next!
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #34
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Fact is, you can't copyright a premise. Next!
I'm pretty sure there is a level of copying that becomes plagiarism and is actionable. Don't know what the right term is, but I've seen movie studios sued successfully after they reject a script then magically come out with a very similar movie a few years later.
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I'm pretty sure there is a level of copying that becomes plagiarism and is actionable. Don't know what the right term is, but I've seen movie studios sued successfully after they reject a script then magically come out with a very similar movie a few years later.
Ask the Wachowski brothers and the Matrix movie studio about that. They lost big time in that exact scenerio.
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wow this is insane...what a moron. has anyone here actually heard of this novel?
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