Gibson Vs Activision Patent Battle, Guitar Hero duel
blindwillie
Mar 25 2008, 12:39 PM
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This isn't news anymore and maybe someone else posted already, but since Cogent don't like me anymore I'm not on the forums anymore.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/51731

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Saoirse O'Shea
Mar 25 2008, 01:33 PM
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Part of me thinks this is bizarre and not a good PR move at all by Gibson.

Another part of me thinks it really depends on what is in the patents and what Gibson believe they are trying to protect here.

And just another part of me thinks - how long before PRS jump on this and decide to sue everyone for copyright infringement by having concerts in their homes without a PRS license...

BTW -hope Cogent sort things out for you asap Blindwillie (and everyone lese caught in their fight with Telastra.)

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Bogdan Radovic
Mar 25 2008, 01:37 PM
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Looks like a complicated case..We'll see who wins.. wink.gif

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Mar 25 2008, 01:41 PM
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This is very interesting, I knew that GIbson gave licence for their guitar (they are the only one that can be played in the game wink.gif ), but this is new smile.gif

PS I hope Fender will hope in biggrin.gif

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MickeM
Mar 25 2008, 02:23 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Mar 25 2008, 12:39 PM) *
This isn't news anymore and maybe someone else posted already, but since Cogent don't like me anymore I'm not on the forums anymore.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/51731

Try to go to www.youhide.com and enter GMC from there. It's not very good but at least you and I aren't completly cut off.

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Mar 25 2008, 04:14 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Mar 25 2008, 02:23 PM) *
Try to go to www.youhide.com and enter GMC from there. It's not very good but at least you and I aren't completly cut off.

OK I'll try that one.
I've tried different proxies but I just get frustrated. They've been slow and some act weird.

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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Mar 25 2008, 04:14 PM) *
OK I'll try that one.
I've tried different proxies but I just get frustrated. They've been slow and some act weird.

This proxy is just slow and acts wierd.

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Mar 25 2008, 10:02 PM
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Not suprised. Gibson is always trying to sue everybody for money.

They also sued Rock Band.

http://www.reuters.com/article/blogBurst/e...xu3zDSUkrYJp2Xj

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why dont someone like hendrix rise from the dead and sue as well, i bet nobodys paying the hendrix trust or something for using him as a charactor on guitar hero

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I don't get it, after reading that it seems they are sueing GH because they "simulate playing interactively with music"... what dopes that have to do with Gibson? They make guitars... I didn't know they had any patent regarding gaming entertainment...

It can't be because GH shows Gibson models, because afaik they had an agreement to promote Gibson stuff on GH...

Weird...

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