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GothiX
11-03-2004, 05:35 AM
http://biz.gamedaily.com/features.asp?article_id=8236&section=feature&email=

So who's being sued? Let's see...

Electronic Arts
Take-Two Interactive
Ubisoft
Activision
Atari
THQ
Vivendi Universal Games
Sega
Square Enix
Tecmo
LucasArts
Namco
Hometek
HP
Dell
IBM
Toshiba
SCEA
Acer
MPC
Systemax
Fujitsu
Micro Electronics
Matsu****a
Averatec
Polywell
Sharp
Twinhead
Uniwill
JVC

Yeah, American society sucks.

stingerhs
11-03-2004, 05:56 AM
jeez, have to say i'm on the side of the corporations for the first time in my life... :eyeraise:

the f***er just wants a lot of money that he was too lame to get when the gaming industry first started to make 3d games. if i were a betting person, i'd bet that IF he wins, the price of games is gonna skyrocket. d***, hope that doesn't affect half-life 2 or kotor: tsl...

Sabretooth
11-03-2004, 06:15 AM
:eek: WTF?

What?

Alegis
11-03-2004, 06:46 AM
Ridiculous. It's abusing the legal system.
Thank god this patents war hasnt infected the rest of the world

toms
11-03-2004, 07:18 AM
they were about to introduce software patents in the EU, but at the last minute some people objected and they are looking into it again... ironically, it is all the big companies like microsoft and EA who are pushing for software patents...

The whole patent scheme needs to be overhauled... you should get a short time to implement your idea, then you should only get paid if you have a functionable implementation of your idea and are suffering damages because someone else has implemented it as well...

PS/ I'm fairly sure my degree project (raytracer) would fall foul of this, as it is a very standard technique that is documented in almost any 3D programming book or course...

legameboy
11-03-2004, 03:34 PM
Well isn't that odd. :D

TK-8252
11-03-2004, 03:38 PM
People are so sue-happy these days.

TiE23
11-03-2004, 03:44 PM
I think Im going to cry.
















:ball:

WHY!!!!???? WHY!!!???? WHY GOD?!!!! WHYY!!!!!???? TELL ME WHY!!!!!

TiE

Boba Rhett
11-03-2004, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by TK-8252
People are so sue-happy these days.



That's slander and I'm going to sue you! :mad:




:xp:

Anthony
11-03-2004, 04:03 PM
I patented the alphabet so you're all sued.

:indif:

Too bad microsoft isn't on there :xp:

Joetheeskimo
11-03-2004, 04:22 PM
Anyone who sues EA Games, activision, or any of the other companies that make my favorite game does not live, godammit! *Sharpens machette and loads automatic* :mad::mad::mad: Go to hell you stupid loser!! :mad:

Sam Fisher
11-03-2004, 04:27 PM
*Eyes blink*

That is like sueing for being fat because you eat at McDonalds every day.

So.... we are gonna replace everything round with a quadrilateral?

TheOutrider
11-03-2004, 04:30 PM
Thats Bulll, there abusing the right to sue:mad: :mad: :mad:

They better not get away with it:(

TK-8252
11-03-2004, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
That's slander and I'm going to sue you! :mad:

Eat a bag of hell. :indif:

*Pulls E-11 from holster*

EAT IT ALL



;)

swphreak
11-03-2004, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
That's slander and I'm going to sue you! :mad:

Actually, slander is spoken and libel is written. And I'm suing you for missuing!!!

:p


I have a feeling this will be one long case. Those companies probbaly have armies of lawyers ready to go.

Mike Windu
11-03-2004, 05:06 PM
I'm suing you, for italicizing libel!

:p

DarthBuzzard
11-03-2004, 05:16 PM
That's just messed up...if that guy in any way messes up any of the games Im droolin over...he. is. going. to. die. period.

Joetheeskimo
11-03-2004, 05:27 PM
Good, someone to join me in his assassination! *hands Buzzard a machete and rifle* :p

TK-8252
11-03-2004, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Mike Windu
I'm suing you, for italicizing libel!

:p

Not if I sue him first! :mad:

I will sue you for suing him before I can sue him for suing Rhett for suing me! :mad:

TheOutrider
11-03-2004, 05:44 PM
*raises hand*Can I join the slaughtering of the idiots(or you germans like to call it: The assassinatun of thee idites)

topshot
11-03-2004, 05:49 PM
Let's see: nearly a dozen million software companies vs. one inept law firm. Who'd win?

If the law firm wins, they will feel my wrath! :D *grabs a chain gun.*

IG-64
11-03-2004, 06:23 PM
Ok, so let me get this strait. This person filed a patent on displaying 3D images on a monitor in 1988, so this McKool Smith is basically saying that all these companies have ripped him off by copying him. (or her)

Did I get that right?

RoxStar
11-03-2004, 06:27 PM
And using all of you for not respecting my patent of the english language.

Sam Fisher
11-03-2004, 06:31 PM
Ahora estoy.

:D

El Sitherino
11-03-2004, 06:33 PM
http://www2.boomspeed.com/insanesith/omg_wtf_bush.jpg

Darth333
11-03-2004, 07:33 PM
Need a lawyer? :D

More dumb lawsuits :rolleyes: :

Here is a similar one: 'Jackass' Sued by a Real Jack Ass
(http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/stupid_lawsuit_detail.asp?stupid_ID=167)
baseball teams find a new source of revenues... (http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/stupid_lawsuit_month_all.asp)

Why work when you can open a pickle Jar! (http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/stupid_lawsuit_detail.asp?stupid_ID=132)

(Honestly I think this is a shame to the profession :mad: )

TiE23
11-03-2004, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by Darth333
Need a lawyer? :D

More dumb lawsuits :rolleyes: :

Here is a similar one: 'Jackass' Sued by a Real Jack Ass
(http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/stupid_lawsuit_detail.asp?stupid_ID=167)
baseball teams find a new source of revenues... (http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/stupid_lawsuit_month_all.asp)

Why work when you can open a pickle Jar! (http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/stupid_lawsuit_detail.asp?stupid_ID=132)

(Honestly I think this is a shame to the profession :mad: )
List of worst people or things in the world:

#1: Osama #2: Lawyers #3: Baboons (with the blue butts)

TiE

Shok_Tinoktin
11-03-2004, 08:12 PM
Hey! Whats wrong with baboons?

Darth333
11-03-2004, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by TiE 23
List of worst people or things in the world:

#1: Osama #2: Lawyers #3: Baboons (with the blue butts)

TiE
I think I'll sue you for defamation there :xp:

...or perhaps not, for once my specie is not categorized as the worst plague in the world but only the second worse :rolleyes:

But personally, I would never accept cases like this no matter the $$$ at the end.

stingerhs
11-03-2004, 09:26 PM
if they somehow manage to win that case, then will get a bit happy with my turbolaser batteries mounted on my truck. :dev7:

TheOutrider
11-03-2004, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by TiE 23
List of worst people or things in the world:

#1: Osama #2: Lawyers #3: Baboons (with the blue butts)

TiE Don't you mean, #1: Osama #2 Lawyers(with the blue butts) #3: baboons (ones who argue in a courthouse)

Alegis
11-04-2004, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by Darth333
Need a lawyer? :D

More dumb lawsuits :rolleyes: :

Here is a similar one: 'Jackass' Sued by a Real Jack Ass
(http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/stupid_lawsuit_detail.asp?stupid_ID=167)
baseball teams find a new source of revenues... (http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/stupid_lawsuit_month_all.asp)

Why work when you can open a pickle Jar! (http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/stupid_lawsuit_detail.asp?stupid_ID=132)

(Honestly I think this is a shame to the profession :mad: )
It is a DAMN shame.
He's seeking at least $10 million in damages.
What damages? A TV show took a word from the dictionary as name!

$130,066 in compensation and $170,000 for emotional distress.
For "hurting your back" ?

Darth333
11-04-2004, 09:26 AM
Originally posted by Alegis
quote:
$130,066 in compensation and $170,000 for emotional distress.
For "hurting your back" ?
You forgot the $2M of punitive damages :(

Mex
11-04-2004, 09:31 AM
Leik wtF im suin luc4sf0rrums 4 makimn me typ 2 much me fingrs r tired!111!11