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    Default Tris: Game Over!


    According to a recent post at Tris blog, the developer announces that this game is over! The developer has received a notice from Apple, who have been contacted by the owners of the Tetris copyright and have requested the developer remove the app.

    Well — I've received notice from Apple that they've been contacted by The Tetris® Company about Tris. That, I'm afraid, is essentially game over. Do they have a case? No. Not really. I am convinced that if it went to court, the "copyright" claim would get thrown out completely. The trademark, perhaps not — but if I changed the name, to e.g. “Trys”, that would be much harder for them to argue. The trouble is, I'm a college student, and not an affluent one, and I simply do not have the time, energy, or resources to fight this battle right now.
    Download the app while it is alive on the appstore! Sorry Tris and Noah, we will miss you!

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    at least theres always cydia

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    Had it on my iPhone since couple of weeks now
    Great fun game, but I knew it was going to get taken down

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    Quote Originally Posted by cawaker View Post
    at least theres always cydia
    They would pursue leagal action even it if were only on cydia. There was a tetris clone around the time of 1.1.1 or so.... and they had to change their name due to a cease and desist from Tetris™

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    Default Save tris
    Save tris! WE MUST SAVE TRIS!

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    can they Kill the app remotely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crupp View Post
    can they Kill the app remotely?
    Not anymore, Boss Prefs, Killswitch disable! No power over my phone

    Everytime you block a Developer's Ads...God kills a kitten...Change the "Hosts" file...Think of the kittens!

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    Dammit. I was thinking about putting it on my phone a couple of days ago (stupid lack of foresight).

    edit: Lol sorry, didn't read the entire post, just gave up. Thanks gothi, got it.
    Last edited by 461am; 08-26-2008 at 04:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 461am View Post
    Dammit. I was thinking about putting it on my phone a couple of days ago (stupid lack of foresight).
    It's still on the AppStore, grab it whilst you can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 461am View Post
    Dammit. I was thinking about putting it on my phone a couple of days ago (stupid lack of foresight).
    Use the link at the top of the page. I did and it still works!! Do it fast!!!!!

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    Can Noah put back his Tris game into a cydia repo ( No bigshot will take it down there!)

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    boo...!

    well, much success on your next endeavor Noah!

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    Wow, that is pretty ridiculous, esepcially considering that it's not like the real creator of Tetris is going to release an official iPhone version. This game was really well designed, and I nabbed it a week or so ago when I saw it climbing the top 25. And also he isn't making any money off of the game, so what is the problem here??

    He should take it down, wait a week, then repost the same program with a completely different, generic name like 'falling blocks' or 'block puzzle' or even something unrelated like 'tortoise'

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    Tris in now no more...

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    surely you can get hold of the app, and SSH it to your iphones? Or wait for it to be out on cydia

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    Tris was available over installer on 1.1.4, surely it could come back to cydia now =/
    I don't play Tris anymore as I have the official EA Tetris app off Appstore which I prefer, but Tris is great and doesn't deserve to crash and burn. I agree with the guy earlier, rename it to Tortoise!

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    Is it considered intellectual property if the idea is the same but the name is different? And as the developer said, its not a winnable case for EA, but they surely can drain his time and money to force him to quit. But wouldnt this have to presented to a judge first, to determine if these folks actually have a case?

    And isnt this the same kind of thing as say Generic Groceries vs Main Labels? Its never good or better than name brand, but it serves the same purpose.
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    DAMN IT..!!!! This sucks ***

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    Quote Originally Posted by crupp View Post
    can they Kill the app remotely?
    Quote Originally Posted by Teh H4RrY View Post
    Not anymore, Boss Prefs, Killswitch disable! No power over my phone
    @ crupp: No, the killswitch is only for malicious apps and we'd be very lucky if Apple ever uses it since their initial screening is ok for the most part.

    @ Teh H4RrY: It's ok to take off your tinfoil hat, the only reason the Killswitch exist is to protect your information.

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    ive had it sense the beginning. took off ea tetris just for tris man im sorry to see this go. sad how big and broad big brother is getting.
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