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iPhone: Edge not on the UK store?

05-21-2009, 09:16 PM
#1
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Location: Australia
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Edge not on the UK store?

I have a friend who wants to buy Edge, they live in the UK. Any reason why it isn't on the UK store? Is it coming to the UK store any time soon?
05-21-2009, 09:19 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 219
Edge was pulled because of licensing reasons. If I remember right, there's a squatter who has a trademark to Edge, and if you want to use that name you need to pay him licensing fees.

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05-29-2009, 12:04 PM
#3
Spot on. If you go to the website of the IP "holder" you can see that magazines and movies have had to be officially licensed from him because of this.
05-29-2009, 12:17 PM
#4
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https://upload.cmpevents.com/GD09/a....&V=3&id=228094

I wouldn't call him a squatter. Not by a very long way.
05-29-2009, 12:28 PM
#5
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Posts: 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by markx2 View Post
https://upload.cmpevents.com/GD09/a....&V=3&id=228094

I wouldn't call him a squatter. Not by a very long way.
I didn't realize he had personal involvement in the EDGE magazine even. Thanks for the correction.

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05-29-2009, 12:40 PM
#6
Personal involvement could be stretching it just a little Given a choice between a name check and small payment or a court case, I think the magazine took the easy way.
05-29-2009, 12:44 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2009
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Heh, thanks Draven. Was going off of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Langdell

Quote:
"In 1993 Langdell also decided to diversify EDGE well beyond just computer and video game software publishing into print and other entertainment media. As a result Langdell worked with Future Publishing to license the rights to the trademark EDGE to launch a new high-end games magazine, Edge, which was published by Future under license from EDGE starting in 1993."
I originally read that as he helped start the magazine. Never mind

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05-29-2009, 12:48 PM
#8
Yeah amazing how diplomatically things can be worded Like he worked with the movie company to license the movie. Uh huh, course ya did. If this guy cared as much as his various positions in various trade bodies suggest he should, Edge would still be on the App Store with his blessing.
05-29-2009, 12:54 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 219
Heh, agreed. No wonder he got so much hate when I was listening to the podcast talking about him... I think it was Rebel FM.

I realize he may not be a squatter by definition, but when your most credible games listing stars:
# Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal (1987)
# Snoopy: The Case of the Missing Blanket (1992)

I start to wonder

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05-29-2009, 12:56 PM
#10
Absolute landmark titles in videogaming history.