Pisząc 'Space Marines' naruszasz prawa Games Workshop

Games Workshop rości sobie prawa do nazwy "Space Marine" w science fiction, czyli w skrócie  patenty apple'owskie w grach.

Dawno już GW nie walczył na drodze sądowej, ostatnie takie sprawy dotyczyły chyba gry online WAR. Tymczasem w połowie grudnia, Games Workshop wskazał sklepowi Amazon autora M.C.A. Hogharta, by Amazon zablokował sprzedaż e-książki pod tytułem "Spots the Space Marine". Od tego czasu autor dyskutował na temat złamania praw autorskich z kilkoma prawnikami GW.

Chodziło o naruszenie praw do nazwy "Space Marine", która funkcjonuje w SF od dawien, dawna i  użyto jej prawdopodobnie po raz pierwszy w 1932 roku.
The earliest known use of the term "space marine" was by Bob Olsen in his short story "Captain Brink of the Space Marines" (Amazing Stories, Volume 7, Number 8, November 1932), a light-hearted work whose title is a play on the song "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines", and in which the protagonists were marines of the "Earth Republic Space Navy" on mission to rescue celebrity twins from aliens on Titan. Olsen published a novella sequel four years later, "The Space Marines and the Slavers" 
Bitwa o to czy można używać tego terminu trwa w najlepsze, a rzecz staje się na tyle absurdalna, że pojawiła się nawet na stronie Doctorowa Boing Boing.
Mi osobiście przypomina patent Aplle dotyczący prostokąta z zaokrąglonymi rogami.
W wczorajszej aktualizacji autor pisze między innymi te słowa.

I used to own a registered trademark. I understand the legal obligations of trademark holders to protect their IP. A Games Workshop trademark of the term “Adeptus Astartes” is completely understandable. But they’ve chosen instead to co-opt the legacy of science fiction writers who laid the groundwork for their success. Even more than I want to save Spots the Space Marine, I want someone to save all space marines for the genre I grew up reading. I want there to be a world where Heinlein and E.E. Smith’s space marines can live alongside mine and everyone else’s, and no one has the hubris to think that they can own a fundamental genre trope and deny it to everyone else.
At this point I’m not sure what course to take. I interviewed five lawyers and all of them were willing to take the case, but barring the arrival of a lawyer willing to work pro bono, the costs of beginning legal action start at $2000 and climb into the five-figure realm when it becomes a formal lawsuit. Many of you don’t know me, so you don’t know that I write a business column/web comic for artists; wearing my business hat, it’s hard to countenance putting so much time and energy into saving a novel that hasn’t earned enough to justify it. But this isn’t just about Spots. It’s about science fiction’s loss of one of its foundational tropes.
I have very little free time and very little money. But if enough people show up to this fight, I’ll give what I can to serve that trust. And if the response doesn’t equal the level of support I would need, then I still thank you for your help and your well wishes. For now, step one is to talk about this. Pass it on to your favorite news source. Tell your favorite authors or writers’ organizations. To move forward, we need interest. Let’s generate some interest.

Więcej na ten temat w aktualizacjach na stronie autora:
http://mcahogarth.org/?p=5075
http://mcahogarth.org/?p=9999
http://mcahogarth.org/?p=10593

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Zabawnyfakt1: nikt poważny poważnie nie traktuje hipotezy, zgodnie z którą Ziemią rządzą jaszczuroludzie.
Zabawnyfakt2: poważni ludzie poważnie traktują hipotezę, zgodnie z którą użycie magicznego słowa jest żerowaniem na czyjejś marce, które zapewnia fortunę.
Zabawnyfakt3: gdy ktoś znajdzie sposób zarabiania wielkich pieniędzy na hipotezie, zgodnie z którą jaszczuroludzie rządzą Ziemią, zabawnyfakt1 przestanie być faktem.

No to teraz już wiesz czemu nie ma polskiej wiki o warhu :P

Szczerze mówiąc ja to wiem od czasu Monastyra, a ściślej od momentu kiedy wydano Władcę Zimy.

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