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Submission + - Bethesda tells Minecraft creator: cease and desist ( 1

dotarray writes: While most people from Bethesda and id Software are at QuakeCon this weekend, it seems that at least one of them has stayed back at the office, buried under a pile of paperwork.

How do we know this? A tweet from Minecraft creator Notch, who has just received a message from the company’s law team, claiming his new game infringes on their upcoming game.

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Bethesda tells Minecraft creator: cease and desist

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  • Bethesda lawyers doing what they are paid to do - attempt to enforce even trivial violations so that they can show they care for when an ACTUAL infringer comes along.

    Copyright is broken.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead