Notch Is Showing Off Bethesda's Legal Threats

At PAX Prime in Seattle, Markus "Notch" Persson and his studio Mojang have built a neat "Minecraft Museum" where they're displaying memorabilia and art from their hit PC game. But they've also got something a bit feistier on display. » 9/02/12 12:30pm 9/02/12 12:30pm

Mojang v. Bethesda Part 2: The Attorneys (and Notch & Pete) Weigh In

While it may be arguable which came first, the complicated legal codes or the attorneys who get paid by the hour to decode them, what's inarguable is that legal shit is mind-numbingly complicated. Trademark law included.

Take the case of Mojang v. Zenimax, for example. Earlier this week I wrote (and Kotaku republished » 10/06/11 2:20pm 10/06/11 2:20pm

Notch Offered to Give Up "Scrolls" Trademark, Bethesda Sued Anyway

Markus "Notch" Persson, the maker of Minecraft, says his company Mojang volunteered both to drop the trademark request for the title of their upcoming game "Scrolls" and to add a subtitle in order to to avoid being sued by Skyrim juggernaut Bethesda, but that Bethesda refused. He shared this fact in response to a… » 10/03/11 5:20pm 10/03/11 5:20pm

Mojang v. Bethesda, or: I Hate it When Mommy and Daddy Fight [UPDATE]

Since I just spent the weekend playing Minecraft, my thoughts have unavoidably turned to the ongoing dispute between Mojang (makers of Minecraft) and Zenimax Media (parent company of Bethesda, makers of Oblivion and Skyrim among many other games) over the trademark on the word "Scrolls." » 10/03/11 3:00pm 10/03/11 3:00pm