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Lima Sky bringing down the hammer.. [update: Lima Sky responds, withdraws the notice]

01-10-2011, 07:00 PM
#1
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Lima Sky bringing down the hammer.. [update: Lima Sky responds, withdraws the notice]

Update
What started out as a mere announcement of an upcoming update seems to have taken on a life of it's own.
The thread was originally title:
"Lima Sky bringing down the hammer - Doodle monster will get an update and a new name"
I am assuming a moderator has changed it.

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Original Post
Well after a full year it looks like using the word "Doodle" violates Lima Sky's copyright.
I suppose there is grounds for debate but given two factors we will change the name and move on.
1. debating law costs money.
2. We respect Lima Sky (since doodle jump is a cool game)

We can't really debate it. In the Apple world they can pull your app just from mere implication. There is no proving you are right or wrong. Apple can simply remove an app based on Lima Sky's implication.

Surprisingly seeing as how the only issue was using the word "doodle" in the title, I would expect to see some changes to a lot of games.


Info for current version
If it hasn't been pulled yet!


Doodle Monster iPhone iPod (retina support)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-monster/id352972243?mt=8

Doodle Monster HD iPad only
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-monster-hd/id400493734?mt=8





Last edited by robotsvswizards.com; 01-14-2011 at 09:29 AM.
01-10-2011, 07:25 PM
#2
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Wow seriosly i used to respect lima sky now they just ruined it. I mean seriously at least 1000s of games use the non descript word doodle in their games like doodle army or doodle cart. They cant do that to people unless they copyrighted the word doodle which i dont think they did.

01-10-2011, 07:33 PM
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wtf how many doodle apps are out there and they pick on u
01-10-2011, 07:39 PM
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So the word "Doodle" is copyrighted now? I wonder how much I owe Lima Sky in royalties just by using "Doodle" in this post.

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01-10-2011, 07:42 PM
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I have already long stopped recommending Doodle Jump and this solidifies my position.

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01-10-2011, 08:37 PM
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Uh, maybe I should stay out of this discussion...

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01-10-2011, 09:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by doodlejumper View Post
Uh, maybe I should stay out of this discussion...
I reckon, unless we want a million posts in one day xD
01-10-2011, 10:21 PM
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D@mn Lima Sky and there fantastic game! Paper Monsters sounds good though.

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01-10-2011, 10:44 PM
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Apple once recognized "Doodle" as a game type.
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01-10-2011, 10:49 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iPhoneGlobs View Post
Apple once recognized "Doodle" as a game type.
If thats true, then you should be able to use the word Doodle. Right?

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