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Google pulls the curtain on a5teroids
Luiji99
Member #12,254
September 2010

Trademark. We're talking about trademarks. When Atari starts whining about copyright let's get into that, but I feel we should avoid diluting the discussion until then.

They didn't go after A5teroids largely because they had no idea it existed. You really think Atari browses the 'net for tech demos that resemble their games?

Programming should be fun. That's why I hate Java.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Luiji99 said:

They didn't go after A5teroids largely because they had no idea it existed. You really think Atari browses the 'net for tech demos that resemble their games?

They will browse app stores for sure. Then send a batch of takedowns.

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Mordredd
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December 2004
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Afaik Google uses kind of an automated recognition system that - once above any rights infringement probability - informs the owner holding the specific rights. Then the owner of that rights has to take legal action. I am not sure whether Google closes content instantly or not.

Luiji99
Member #12,254
September 2010

Mr. Fjellstrom: when it was just a demo it wasn't available on Google Play...

Programming should be fun. That's why I hate Java.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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Luiji99 said:

Mr. Fjellstrom: when it was just a demo it wasn't available on Google Play...

Sure but we're not talking about the demo. This thread is about the android version.

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Luiji99
Member #12,254
September 2010

I know we're not talking about the demo.

I seriously doubt they've gone after many of those 1 million clones out there. They never went after a5teroids until it was on Google Play. They make a show of it, but they only do it when it's convenient.

This is what I was responded too.

Programming should be fun. That's why I hate Java.

Schyfis
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May 2008
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I'm entirely unsurprised by this. Remember the time Atari went after this site?

A website... about actual asteroids?

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Sometimes lawyers have to justify their high pay. They have to do something. ;D even if its incredibly stupid.

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Trent Gamblin
Member #261
April 2000
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I would like to see that hold up in court :P.

Obviously the owner didn't give up the domain, so Atari was BSing.

EDIT: I removed a5teroids from my site anyway. Not worth risking my business over, at least until I can rename it. Do you think it'll be a problem for Allegro?

Matthew Leverton
Supreme Loser
January 1999
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The bundled demo should definitely be given a different name, not that I expect them to ever do anything about it.

Luiji99
Member #12,254
September 2010

Super Space Rock X-4 Fun Time Go!

Programming should be fun. That's why I hate Java.

weapon_S
Member #7,859
October 2006
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start small and get bigger when you shoot them.

Call it "Hemorrhoids"? :-X "Hemorrhoids in SPACE!"
"Cosmic Space Hemorrhoid Relief Squad x4 Fun Times Allegro 5 GO! GO! GO!"
"Unnamed Teenage Riot Cosmic Space Patrol"
;D Name giving should not be left to me

NiteHackr
Member #2,229
April 2002

Interesting story that is somewhat related.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120923/22100820477/another-judge-blasts-copyright-trolls.shtml

Call it "Not An Asteroids Game" ;)

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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YAAG[1].

References

  1. Yet Another Asteroids Game

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Trent Gamblin
Member #261
April 2000
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Ok, got word back from Them. All they want is the name changed so that it won't be confused Asteroids®. So fire some serious names at me. I won't consider anything with "asteroid" or "hemorrhoid" in the name.

Mordredd
Member #5,291
December 2004
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Allegroids.

Trent Gamblin
Member #261
April 2000
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I think "roids" is out, sorry.

Mordredd
Member #5,291
December 2004
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Hm. Then what about "T.I.N.A."? (This Is Not Asteroids)

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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The only way Trump is going to be involved in a landslide is if the land surrounding the White House collapses into the Earth's core. -- bamccaig

Trent Gamblin
Member #261
April 2000
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I like where Arthur is going, but it needs some... some Luigi99.

Hmm it may be best not to even mention asteroid related things in the title... I will lean toward suggestions that do not.

Mordredd
Member #5,291
December 2004
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Maybe something like that?

- Starlight Mayhem
- Comet Ultrablast
- Gigapower Cannon
- Lightspeed Laser

Trent Gamblin
Member #261
April 2000
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Once I get some suggestions, I'll pick 3-5 and get people to vote on them. The name will probably be for the Allegro 5 demo too.

Luiji99
Member #12,254
September 2010

  • Super Kuiper Belt X-4 Fun Time Go

  • Hyper Space Travel Explosions Alpha 7

  • Allegro: A Space Shooter

  • HOLYSHITROCKS

  • Rocks in Space [1]

  • Triton: A Space Survival Game

  • Dragon B5ll Z [2]

[1] I'm thinking like Lost in Space with that one.
[2] :P

Programming should be fun. That's why I hate Java.

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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They don't have to be rocks, they could be fragments of a wrecked spaceship or something.

The only way Trump is going to be involved in a landslide is if the land surrounding the White House collapses into the Earth's core. -- bamccaig

Trent Gamblin
Member #261
April 2000
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They have to be rocks, unless you can draw something else that looks just as good as the ones in the current demo. :P



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