Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lawyers

Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe and Replay Games tell VentureBeat they plan on suing Wisecrack Games to shut down a Kickstarter crowdfunding project, saying it infringes on their copyright and misrepresents Lowe's participation. In a separate campaign from Replay's campaign to Make Leisure Suit Larry come again, Wisecarck is seeking to raise $500,000 to create Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure, a revival of a project that Lowe was once a part of before it ran into funding problems. To that end, the page states: "This is not a revival or a remake. It’s a New original game based on the comedic game design by Al Lowe & Ken Wegrzyn." The page includes an image and bio of Lowe, which could certainly lead to the inaccurate impression he is currently directly connected to this fundraiser. "I think the blatant misuse of the Leisure Suit Larry name and copyrighted material shows clear disregard for copyright law," says Replay's Paul Trowe. "To piggyback on someone else’s success is not only rude but also illegal. Those who continue with this will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. We are suing today." Wisecrack Games responds with the following statement: "Wisecrack Games has not infringed or otherwise violated any rights of Replay Games. Wisecrack’s references to Al Lowe’s accomplishments, including his work on the Leisure Suit Larry series, are truthful, come directly from Mr. Lowe’s website with his permission pursuant to a written agreement, and constitute de minimis and fair uses under applicable law." On a related note, there is a Leisure Suit Larry Team on Sex, Comedy and Kickstarter interview on GamesIndustry International.

Post Comment
Enter the details of the comment you'd like to post in the boxes below and click the button at the bottom of the form.

5. Re: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lawyers May 30, 2012, 21:06 Cutter
 
When people start throwing around phrases like "the fullest extent of the law" you know they're in the wrong.
 
Avatar 25394
 
James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
Subject
Comment
     
 
      ;)   ;)   :(   :(   :o   :o   %)   %)   :)   :)   :|   :|   ;P   ;P   X|   X|   :D   :D   More
 
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you have a signature set up, it will be automatically appended to your comment.
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
 
          Email me when this topic is updated.
 

Special Codes

  • b[bold text]b
  • i[italic text]i
  • u[underline text]u
  • -[strikethrough text]-
  • c[code text]c
  • +[bullet point]+
  • q[quote text (indented)]q
  • [quote="Author"]quote text (indented)[/quote]
  • [url=Link]text[/url]
  • r{red text}r
  • g{green text}g
  • b{blue text}b
  • m{maroon text}m
  • s{secret text (shows in the background colour)}s

Forum Rules

  1. Disagree all you want but attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.
  2. Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated.
  3. Do not post spam, links to warez sites, or instructions on how to obtain pirated software.
  4. Abusing the forums in any manner that could be construed as 'griefing' will not be tolerated.


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo