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Mario
Sidhe / PikPok
(08-19-2009, 02:20 AM)
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Really?

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"August 18, 2009

Mario Wynands
Tyrone McAuley
Andy Satterthwaite

Gentlemen:

We represent William Shatner and it has come to our attention that you are planning to develop or have already developed and will soon place on the market for commercial sale a digital game utilizing our client's name and likeness as well as infringing on both Paramount's rights to the character "Captain Kirk" and Bob Dylan's rights to the song "Mr. Tambourine Man." See the site below:

Click here: Game Console - Krog: Sidhe Interactive to release 'Shatner' mod

Please be advised that you are to immediately cease and desist the further development, production, and or distribution of the game SHATNER or any other product that uses William Shatnerís name or likeness without first obtaining his approval.

We have notified both Paramount and Bob Dylan's representative of your intentions.

Please confirm receipt of this e-mail and your response to so cease and desist. Failure to do so will leave us no alternative but to commence legal proceedings.

Sincerely,

***************"

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*sigh*

Okay then, I'll play.

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"Hi Mr **************,

Thank you for your email.

The GameConsole "report" you reference is what is commonly referred to on the internet as a "joke". The article is a parody of our game, and has no basis in reality in that it does not in any way reflect our intentions for further development of the Shatter IP or relate to any official statement we have made relating to the game.

We have the upmost respect for Mr William Shatner and the licensing process, and if we had any intent of using rights related to either Mr Shatner, Star Trek, or Tambourine Man (which we do not) we would do so using the appropriate channels.

Please respond acknowledging your receipt and understanding of this message, and confirming you have notified both Paramount and Bob Dylan's representatives of your misunderstanding.


Regards

Mario Wynands

Managing Director
Sidhe"