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Harlock
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(07-09-2013, 04:50 PM)
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Patryn
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(07-09-2013, 04:53 PM)
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This isn't really surprising. If a company doesn't attempt to challenge stuff like this, they can lose their trademark due to generalizing.

Unfortunately, it may force Mojang to get YouTube to take down all these videos.
Yami
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(07-09-2013, 04:53 PM)
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Ain't that all fan-created stuff? Both in-game, and the YouTube vids?
Avallon
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(07-09-2013, 04:53 PM)
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Don Mattrick?

Durante
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(07-09-2013, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Patryn

This isn't really surprising. If a company doesn't attempt to challenge stuff like this, they can lose their trademark due to generalizing.

It may not be surprising, but it's incredibly silly. Mojang hasn't used their trademark at all.

This is like suing Microsoft if I use Visual Studio to create a copycat game, or Adobe if I use Photoshop to recreate a trademark symbol.
impirius
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(07-09-2013, 04:54 PM)
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I've never seen a legal threat with a better setup and punchline than that one. That third page is hilarious.

Let the fun begin!
Joeki11a
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(07-09-2013, 04:56 PM)
Bring minecraft to PS
Deadly Cyclone
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(07-09-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Wait, Putt Putt like those car games I played in Elementary? Had no idea they were still around.

Also, Don Mattrick on there because of Minecraft XBLA?

Originally Posted by Joeki11a

Bring minecraft to PS

Port begging in a totally unrelated thread? Huh.
Wilsongt
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(07-09-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Erm... I think at this point, most people call miniature golf putt putt no matter where they are. It's like people calling all soda Coke or people calling all dolls Barbie dolls even if they aren't.

They should be glad that people still remember what the fuck putt putt is because there sure as hell aren't a lot of mini golf courses scattered around unless you are in a touristy place.
RadioActiveLobster
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(07-09-2013, 04:56 PM)
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I hope Mojang doesn't putt putt around and stops this ball before it gets to the green.
































I'm sorry.
Avallon
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(07-09-2013, 04:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Joeki11a

Bring minecraft to PS

Mojang reads NeoGAF just to see if people want to play Minecraft on other platforms; you're doing it right!
Frumix
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(07-09-2013, 04:57 PM)
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Putt Putt?


Also, Don Mattrick?!
PsychoRaven
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(07-09-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by impirius

I've never seen a legal threat with a better setup and punchline than that one. That third page is hilarious.

Let the fun begin!

Have to agree. How damn stupid can they be? That's all user created content. Mojang has no control over what some fan creates using their game and no control over what they name a video they put up on youtube either.

Talk about stupid as hell.
sensui-tomo
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(07-09-2013, 04:58 PM)
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thought this was about that car game back on computers from the 90's.. guys also made spy fox, disappointed to find out it wasnt that.
Black Door
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(07-09-2013, 04:58 PM)
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You'd think that since Putt-Putts have arcades they'd be more game-savvy and know what a fan mod is, but here we are...
BibiMaghoo
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(07-09-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Tut-tut Putt-putt, Fan creations, not Mojang's.

They cannot do anything about this surely?
Interfectum
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Originally Posted by Joeki11a

Bring minecraft to PS

This made me laugh, I don't know why. So random.
Myke Greywolf
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(07-09-2013, 05:00 PM)
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Someone doesn't know how Youtube works.
Anustart
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(07-09-2013, 05:00 PM)
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First Scrolls and now this?! Ffs Notch.
impirius
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(07-09-2013, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by BibiMaghoo

Tut-tut Putt-putt, Fan creations, not Mojang's.

They cannot do anything about this surely?

Well, they can send nastygrams to thousands of individual YouTube users.
gngf123
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(07-09-2013, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Joeki11a

Bring minecraft to PS

Top quality post, would laugh again.

But seriously, this seems to be all fan-made material as far as I can tell. Utterly stupid.
see5harp
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(07-09-2013, 05:03 PM)
Putt Putt is dumb anyways. No one on the west coast even calls it that. It's miniature golf.
multivac
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(07-09-2013, 05:04 PM)
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I guess they're right to be worried about trademark dilution, I had no idea Putt Putt was even a trademark!
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(07-09-2013, 05:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

Putt Putt?


Also, Don Mattrick?!

Did they ever try to sue Humongous Entertainment?
TouchMyBox
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(07-09-2013, 05:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by BibiMaghoo

Tut-tut Putt-putt, Fan creations, not Mojang's.

They cannot do anything about this surely?

Originally Posted by Frumix

Putt Putt?


Also, Don Mattrick?!

I probably spent 20 hours playing putt putt joins the parade as a kid.
Shadow Hog
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(07-09-2013, 05:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

Putt Putt?


Also, Don Mattrick?!

Somehow this is just begging for Don Mattrick's face to be shopped in somewhere.

Probably on the dog.
SparksterMeta0
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(07-09-2013, 05:06 PM)
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Wait... Putt-Putt.
Putt-Putt...

That place still exists?!
Blizzard
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(07-09-2013, 05:07 PM)
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This seems kind of like stupid territory but I don't know how it works.

If someone (say Warner Brothers and 5th Cell) put a game (say Scribblenauts) on Steam, and a fan makes an item called "putt putt club" or "Super Mario", maybe that violates some sort of trademark since the item was created without permission.

But who is responsible then? Are companies who provide content creation tools responsible for policing it? Is it only the case if they host the items, like Scribblenauts? If that's true, then in this case it seems like a parallel to someone using Photoshop to make a picture using the Putt Putt logo, putting that picture in a YouTube video, and then a legal complaint being sent to Adobe about it.
El Sloth
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(07-09-2013, 05:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

Putt Putt?


Also, Don Mattrick?!

When I read the thread title I imagined an old grizzled unemployed Putt Putt suing Notch.
animlboogy
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(07-09-2013, 05:11 PM)
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Of all the crazy Minecraft stuff out there, the one that goes after Mojang for user content is... Putt Putt?

This is a bit dumber to me because where I grew up we just called it Mini Golf and I didn't even hear the term "putt putt" until I moved to another state.
Myke Greywolf
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(07-09-2013, 05:12 PM)
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Someone uses a hammer to make a mock Putt-Putt sign on their backyard miniature golf course: send a cease and desist to the hammer maker.
TriGen
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(07-09-2013, 05:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

Putt Putt?


Also, Don Mattrick?!

I played a Putt-Putt game that took place in space a lot when I was 4 or something like that.

Also, I've always called miniature golf Putt-Putt -- never even knew where the name originated from.
Last edited by TriGen; 07-10-2013 at 05:22 AM.
impirius
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(07-09-2013, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shadow Hog

Somehow this is just begging for Don Mattrick's face to be shopped in somewhere.

Toad.T
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(07-09-2013, 05:19 PM)
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Putt-Putt goes to court, the gritty hardcore reboot we've all been waiting for.
El Sloth
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(07-09-2013, 05:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Toad.T

Putt-Putt goes to court, the gritty hardcore reboot we've all been waiting for.

I can't wait for the Phoenix Wright crossover.
Shadow Hog
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(07-09-2013, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by impirius

Fatehehhhh
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(07-10-2013, 04:57 AM)
So Notch is going to have to settle another legal dispute, but the only remaining problem is which course to play on.
GamerJM
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(07-10-2013, 05:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by impirius

I love you.
MikeDown
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(07-10-2013, 05:11 AM)
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putt putt, hmmmm..... Never heard of it.
Cody_D165
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(07-10-2013, 05:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

Putt Putt?


Also, Don Mattrick?!

oh thank God, I was worried I'd be the only one to instantly think of this purple car from my childhood
Ketch
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(07-10-2013, 05:15 AM)
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Putt Putt online confirmed

release 2015, it's an MMO with a monthly sub fee.
zeopower6
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(07-10-2013, 05:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

Putt Putt?


Also, Don Mattrick?!

My dear Putt Putt! Now where's Pajama Sam and Freddi Fish? lol

God, I loved those games.
macewank
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(07-10-2013, 05:16 AM)
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I don't know much about trademark enforcement, but if the trademark holder has issues shouldn't they be working with Youtube to take that content down?

Mojang didn't create any of the videos referenced.
FStop7
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(07-10-2013, 05:18 AM)
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Mojang's lawyer will reply with a letter explaining it's user created content and they have nothing to do with it.
ultron87
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(07-10-2013, 05:18 AM)
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Why did Notch even need to make this public? It is obviously a misunderstanding.
Ace Harding
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(07-10-2013, 05:19 AM)
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Haha I would have loved to see their reaction to this letter. Serious, maybe confused for two pages, then turn to page three, one second for it to sink in, then uncontrollable laughter.

What dolts.
macewank
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(07-10-2013, 05:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by ultron87

Why did Notch even need to make this public? It is obviously a misunderstanding.

To my knowledge, he's made every single C&D he's received public so far.
MThanded
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(07-10-2013, 05:20 AM)
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its user created content. Better sue youtube too you fools.

Also dafuq is a putt putt. Sue all those putt putt golf place while you are at it.
Jintor
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(07-10-2013, 05:21 AM)
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hahah what
xJavonta
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(07-10-2013, 05:21 AM)
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Are they stupid or greedy? I can't tell.

Originally Posted by Frumix

Putt Putt?


Also, Don Mattrick?!

Holy shit, flashbackkkkk

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