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7-31-2008 @ 11:44AM
Is blizzard setting up to get sued? They get made at a company for using their images...
7-31-2008 @ 11:58AM
its classic fantasy, its hardly grounds for being sued.
7-31-2008 @ 12:28PM
There are no grounds for it.People can get in trouble for calling small people in fantasy stuff "hobbits", but you can still use pretty much the exact same features and call them halflings or whatever and get by.You can also make floating energy eyes without fears of reprisal.
I've heard the copy right laws (here in Canada) allow images and signs to be close to the same - if there is a 10% difference and it doesn't misled the customer.I know LOTR is classic fantasy - but the movies and the game are recent, plus the copyrights are still owned by the family/estate.Blizzard's lawyers are quick with the papers - I wouldn't be suprised if LOTR's are too.
7-31-2008 @ 12:37PM
I seriously doubt anyone could lay claim to either the idea or depiction of the classic 'evil eye'. It is based on superstitions that go back many thousands of years and certainly predates copyright law. Unless it was obvious copy from a certain film I won't mention, I think any form of lawsuit would be extremely tenuous. Besides, I imagine a company the size of Blizzard has already had its horde of lawyers carefully looking at any potential legal problems
7-31-2008 @ 5:14PM
Should JRR Tolkein been sued? The Eye of Sauron sounds an awful lot like the Eye of Ra...
7-31-2008 @ 2:51PM
OMG A copy from lotr? oO Guys pls...no matter how you'll turn that round circle, it'll look the same.So what they've got an eye ingame...what else could it be? The liver of Acherus? Hmm...how you gonna be able to see with a liver? A flying brain perhaps?I don't see anything wrong with this at all...there's not many ways of drawing an eye....Goo
7-31-2008 @ 3:44PM
The liver of Acherus wouldn't break any copyright laws... And I would like to vote "The liver of Acherus" as a new in game item... Not so sure on the stats though.
7-31-2008 @ 5:19PM
Does anyone have the rights on the Eye of Ra? If not, we could pick them up and sue alot of people. May get the rights to all things Egyptian and start suing everyone we can... oh, wait. I'm in Canada, we can't sue anyone.
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