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"Some of the counterfeit Tetris games seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Otay Mesa in late June 2010.

Nearly 6,000 counterfeit handheld Tetris games were seized in late June at the Otay Mesa cargo export facility after customs officers noticed that the games were of poor quality and lacked licensing information.

The seizure was made June 24 when Customs and Border Protection officers pulled aside two shipments labeled “hand-held brick games” from trucks that were exporting goods to Mexico. The games used brick shapes and rotating lateral and downward movements the same as the playing pieces in Tetris games.

An import specialist examined a sample of the toys and determined they violated the Tetris copyright.

According to customs’ officials, the manufacture’s suggested retail price of the games seized is nearly $70,000.

Jacqueline Dizdul, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said she couldn’t say whether any follow-up investigation of the company that was shipping the games was planned.

“I can tell you that the toys were shipped in from China and were going to be exported to Mexico when we stopped them,” Dizdul said."

Comment by bach_of_tetris on July 4, 2010, 12:53 am
sif peple don't want to share the goodness of tetris around
Comment by iphys on July 3, 2010, 12:15 pm
Comment by azn_papirus on July 2, 2010, 8:04 pm
only one rotate button? idno how its relevent, just putting it out there.
Comment by caffeine on July 2, 2010, 3:37 pm
So, if your game contains "brick shapes and rotating lateral and downward movements" using the same geometric shapes Tetris uses, you are violating Tetris's copyright. lol
Comment by Wojtek on July 2, 2010, 1:32 pm
Doesn't look like this product violates Tetris copyrights in any way. It seems said import specialist is idiot.

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