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2013-02-06 18:35:01 by Pink-Ninja

Games Workshop the creators of the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 table top games have taken a leaf out of Apples book and are trying to copyright the term "Space Marine" despite it being a part of Science Fiction since the 1930's. A small author who published an e-book titled Spots the Space Marine" has had her book removed from Amazon at the request of GW because of it's title.

The author they are attacking does not have the money to fight the case and GW know this, she is easy pray for them and it's sickening. If this is what it's come too then where does it end? Will the owners of the rights to Star Trek start suing over the term "Starship"? Are Disney now going to start getting pissy at people if they use the term "Storm Trooper" in their indie novels?

My view is GW need to grow up, know their place and deal with it.
Full Article: http://boingboing.net/2013/02/06/games-workshop-
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VicariousEVicariousE

2013-04-06 10:40:39

We're just little people, the same little people who gifted them with trust, and money for their services.


DeckyDecky

2013-02-06 21:40:07

Nothing will be done about it. That's just the way life works nowadays, whoever has the most paper and copper discs in their pockes wins, no matter how insane the fight. Nobody has the guts to do something about it. Blow up a building, kill the chairman of the company, copyright the word "the" and what them quake. I find it hard to blame someone or something for this rapid decline of society but I'd probably just blame 'Merica, like the rest of the world.

Pink-Ninja responds:

It's certainly a sad state of affairs.