Stolen Pixels #112: Ready to Settle

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I called it:

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Shamus, I demand ask nicely that you slam Tim Langdell some more in this comic at some point. It WILL be hilarious.

Thank you Shamus. Or Travis.

Monocle Man:

johnman:
I emailed edge this morning witha link to the article you posted Shamus, along with all the replies.
I was suppirsed to get an answer at all, and heres the reply

Dear John

Thank you for contacting Edge. The information on the website in question is extremely inaccurate. Please do not believe what you read on such websites. If you have any questions for us, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Edge Games, Inc.

Its pretty standard stuff.

I would consider you a very nice person if you would go in on this offer and ask his side of the story and post it here.
Then notify me to be sure I get it =)

Though I do not believe is Shamus is telling us lies, it's always nice to see such people word their deeds.

He seems to have blocked my email. I will try gaiin when I've sobered up.

WhiteTigerShiro:

Specter_:

WhiteTigerShiro:
You know, it's one thing when he goes after bigger companies like Sony or Marvel, they at least have the ability to defend themselves with lawyers of their own. But going after the developer of Edge makes him akin to some highway robber jumping-out from behind the rocks as a poor beggar with a few alms in his cup shambles past.

The only problem is that the local sheriff in this little scenario is backing-up the highway robber.

In my book it's the same thing: it's bullshit.

Yes, he has the trademark and he's trying to "protect" it. But he should never have gotten a tm on "Edge". On "EDGE Games", sure. But not on the word "edge"...
So it's not just his fault, because he's a douchebag, but the departments as well, who gave him that tm.

He isn't protecting shit. His "company" is nothing but a front that lets him sue people for easy money because the way our government is set up lets him get away with it. Seriously, just look at their homepage. Tell me that it looks like a real business, and keep a straight face while doing it. They're even trying to tell you that they have a comic book series for fuck's sake. Never mind that the first comic cover is blatantly a photo shopped Dare Devil cover (the other three don't look familiar, but they look kinda like The Comedian).

He isn't protecting a damn thing. He's just robbing a poor man who had a great idea for an innovative new video game because he had the misfortune of naming that game based on the single word in the English Dictionary that happened to let Langdell sue him.

He payed money for the trademark, the trademark was approved, so he has the legal right (I think even the obligation, in case he doesn't want to lose it) to sue the shit out of people infringing it.

The problem is that he even got the trademark.
I agree that he's a bastard, a douchebag and whatever else you want to call him for trademarking "Edge". But then, in a normal society, the people in the department should have laughed at him and then called security to remove this obviously mentally defective being.

On the other hand, the german trademark-law for words requires the violating use of a trademark to be exactly like the trademark, meaning caps, font, colour etc pp.

If you look through some of the alterations made to the page about EDGE games you can see how much hate Tim Langdell is getting.

It is quite clear that EDGE game's main income is from trademark disputes. Complete parasites all of them. Wish I had the correct bugspray to rid us of this putrescence.

johnman:

Monocle Man:

johnman:
I emailed edge this morning witha link to the article you posted Shamus, along with all the replies.
I was suppirsed to get an answer at all, and heres the reply

Dear John

Thank you for contacting Edge. The information on the website in question is extremely inaccurate. Please do not believe what you read on such websites. If you have any questions for us, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Edge Games, Inc.

Its pretty standard stuff.

I would consider you a very nice person if you would go in on this offer and ask his side of the story and post it here.
Then notify me to be sure I get it =)

Though I do not believe is Shamus is telling us lies, it's always nice to see such people word their deeds.

He seems to have blocked my email. I will try gaiin when I've sobered up.

That might be a good idea, yes.
Make an alternative email address: sowhatisreallygoingon@whatever-you-choose-as-provider
Mr_Edge_Edgington@whatever-you-choose-as-provider

Oh man that was great, laughed audibly at work.

So, he took what someone said in response to his article, and made a comic based on that?
Um, Shamus, what's goin' on? Is this your way of saying "give me a paid vacation"? Because the Escapist could do worse things.

That was brilliantly witty. Now to insult him through random emails!

Heh, this is definately one of my favourite comics. Nice job, Shamus.

Ha ha ha, this is great... I would go for them having all the punches and you keep the scotch

Lmao this is brilliant good on you guys hahaha.

-Joe

Xyphon:
I just did a little research on Tim. This dude is one of the many people who should just fucking die.

i know, i didn't actually know about his shenanigans until reading this, he's is just such a 'Piers Morgan', as they say.

good comic by the way

I would so buy that game! xD and @ WhiteTigerShiro: That website is f***ing hilarious! xD

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