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iPhone: Atari has requested that Superpong 2 be removed from iTunes by tomorrow!

09-18-2008, 02:36 PM
#1
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Atari has requested that Superpong 2 be removed from iTunes by tomorrow!

It will be available until tomorrow (Friday). The Lite version is free and the full version costs $2.99.

Full Version - http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=282933030&mt=8

Lite Version - http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=290152571&mt=8
09-18-2008, 03:13 PM
#2
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Are you the dev? Where did you see that? (re Atari)

arn

09-18-2008, 03:14 PM
#3
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arn, there's something on the dev's blog about it (looks like it's dated yesterday):

http://www.spiffyware.net/blog/

"Arthur & Charles Present Create & Play" now available on the App Store
iTunes - Arthur & Charles Website
09-18-2008, 03:39 PM
#4
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thanks, posted a story on it

http://toucharcade.com/2008/09/18/at...eakout-clones/

I didn't want to put too much opinion into it since I am not a lawyer, but I wouldn't think they could make a claim on this sort of thing.

arn
09-18-2008, 03:40 PM
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09-18-2008, 03:50 PM
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If this article's information is correct, Atari actually bought Breakout from Steve Jobs for $5,000 back in 1976!! (last sentence of the second paragraph: http://crackberry.com/rim-winning-le...reaker-dispute ). How ironic!
09-19-2008, 12:08 AM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vandy1997 View Post
It will be available until tomorrow (Friday). The Lite version is free and the full version costs $2.99.

Full Version - http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=282933030&mt=8

Lite Version - http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=290152571&mt=8
Devs, seriously, you're not breaking any Copyrights, you're all breaking Trademarks.

Pong is a Trademark of Atari, on that reason alone they yank your game out of the face of this earth.

Stop infringing on Trademarks, be creative on how you name your games. These devs are relying on name recognition on products of other game companies for their own gain. They can easily re-upload these games with a different name, and be safe.

Read more about trademark laws here explained in a concise manner.
http://www.joystiq.com/2008/09/04/la...-infringement/

Last edited by dudehuge; 09-19-2008 at 12:14 AM.
09-19-2008, 12:13 AM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bootant View Post
Well that's a Copyright dispute, that's a completely different story.

It's a Trademark that they're clearly violating here.

Last edited by dudehuge; 09-19-2008 at 12:22 AM.
09-19-2008, 08:34 PM
#10
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 784
I can't beleive this!!! SuperPong is one of my favorite games so far!!

Atari better be making something really good to make up for this...