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The court noted the overwhelming similarity between the two games (and they are indeed nearly indistinguishable), and held in favor of Tetris Holding. Many in the video game industry lauded the decision as a blow against unscrupulous rip-off artists, and this would have been true had the court limited itself to rejecting the game rules argument. The full text of the opinion, however, is much more problematic, and ultimately may prove harmful to the very developers who praise it.

Thanks to Sisu finding this.

Comments:
Comment by Sisu on January 9, 2014, 12:51 pm
discussion: http://harddrop.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4483 3rd comment. 11th comment will make first comment disappear :/
Comment by zaphod77 on January 8, 2014, 12:54 am
oh darnit i forgot. worng case. No they didnt' show bad face.t hat was BLockles. but yeah. the fact that use of tetrominos itself was ruled expression... that;s, well ludicrous.
Comment by zaphod77 on January 8, 2014, 12:45 am
While i'm not sorry to see Xio lose, ass they demonstrated a large amount of bad faith, i agree that garbage, 10x20 field, ghost pieces, etc do probably qualify as scenes a faire, and the case was badly argued.

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