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Notch And Bethesda Settle On Scrolls

Because we, as a species, have allowed our reality to become so ridiculous that people can own the rights to a noun, there has been an ongoing battle between Bethesda and Mojang over the right to use the word "Scrolls" in a game name. Bethesda's very long running The Elder Scrolls first-person RPG is utterly indistinguishable from Mojang's card-collecting Scrolls. Wait, is it the other way around? I'm so confused! But the good news is, their lawyers have finished spending each other's money and there's an agreement!

Bethesda...wait, sorry, Mojang are going to be able to use the name "Scrolls" so long as they agree to give the trademark to Moj... BethSoft, and agree not to make a game that competes with the Elder series with that name. Which, er, is what they were doing in the first place before two sets of lawyers bought themselves new speedboats and added another wing to their mansions. Good work, trademark law!

But the good news is, Mojang gets to keep calling their game Scrolls, and it's time for my breakfast.

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