Sounds like a typical American company. All these American companies seem to be is sue sue sue it's kinda pathetic. I'm a little confused about this as I thought since Mojang was a Sweden based company that an American company couldn't take them to a American court since they aren't in the same country so might have different laws but apparently not.
And you seem like a typical anti-American idiot. There's hundreds of technology patent cases right now, and most of them are NOT American companies. Uniloc itself is an Australian guy who just happens to be in the US. Good job on the stupid though, you win a sign.
Edit: hah, he's not even in the US anymore, he's back in Australia now, go figure on that one He only came to the US to build his patent trolling company.
A) Uniloc = Stupid American company, apparently our country is full of them(Five words: Insight Venture Partners ruined RuneScape).
B )Apparently they are trying to sue everybody, including Microsoft, EA, and SquareEnix. Obviously, they are just low punks who think they can get rich off of this.
C) I live in Texas. This makes it even more important. I bet I'll be seeing this on the news, and I'm hoping people here will be against it.
1. Uniloc is probably being a derp and just trying to sue everyone with a pointless patent.
2. They spelled Minecraft wrong in the PDF. (lol)
3. On the relief prayer part of the PDF, it practically says "a. Mojang broke our pointless rule, b. Give us money. c.Give us more money, d, Can I haz moar?, and e. MONEY!
In other words, they're trying to get everyone to break the rules of the worthless patent to get some money.
I think this time they have bitten off more then they can chew. Yes Notch has promised to do all he can to fight the lawsuit...but he's nothing compared to the pain and hurt that Square Enix can bring. They can even bring more pain than EA. This idiot company has no idea what kind of wrath they have brought upon themselves. This "company" will most likely not even exist after this troll of a lawsuit they have filed
"Mojang is directly infringing ... claim 107 ... by ... making ... Android based applications ... that require communication with a
server to perform a license check ..."
This is just ridiculous. No matter what way you look at this, it's wrong.
Look at it one way, Uniloc is being petty and pathetic for suing for such a broad idea. I'm sure that the number of companies exercising the aforementioned practice is uncountable! Does this mean that the first person to ever make a tower defense game can sue the makers of the thousands of others? What about web browsers? Game consoles? Couches? This seems like a brilliant way to make a great deal of industries turn into monopolies. Seriously, just because I have an idea first doesn't mean that anyone else's discovery of the ideas is any less valuable or original.
Okay, let's look at it the other way and say that the lawsuit is plausible under law. Noting what I just said above, I'd find that an even more pressing problem, since it is saying that the ideas I mentioned are acceptable and defensible!
Just reading this makes me disappointed in all of the accusers. There's nothing I can say to fully express it. My concern goes out to Mojang and all companies who have endured, are enduring, and will endure this unwarranted, illogical nuisance.
A company so small who has yet to develop anything but a small patent to make money off of, with a small disposition to keep doing such a deplorable act without regards to the bigger picture. Their idea... or what they had called "patent" is just a small but widely generalized idea in which can be used to sue for many other things. There was a program that had prevented illegal access to an electronic device called a FireWall. These firewalls are firmware, yes software, that does a magical thing such as deny roaming access to areas a typical user should not have. Is the developer for these "firewalls" being sued for having an idea before an idea? Fraid not.
It's nice and all that they have an idea, but one that has been done before their time and one they had left to collect dust till they find a chance to bring the legal system into the mix.
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I love how biased the title of the thread is. Mojang could very well be the bad guys here, even if they didn't mean to be. You never know.
Right, because their copyright is so highly specific, Mojang just be evil for wanting to protect computers! leik zomgz! In fact there's little way they could legally know if their patent is being violated, seeing as minecraft is technically closed source, especially the login server software. The fact that they've sued 70-something companies tells me that they've deliberately created the most vague patent possible for the express purpose of sueing people who came up with the same idea that also works. It's the equivalent of the IEEE deciding to sue people for using wireless encryption.
Their website states that they're "in the business of developing big ideas". If that's the case, why don't they sell their ideas instead of letting them remain obscure and unknown? Then they list on their website some of the major lawsuits as a source of pride, right alongside vague references to their anti-piracy patent and where it's applicable. And that's not the only page. Almost every page has references to them being lawsuit-happy idiots.
Uniloc appears to be suing numerous other gaming producers allegedly violating this patent, including Square Enix, Electronic Arts and others.
this is really stupid they figured that if they could win against Microsoft they can win against anyone and everyone, I will be lol when they lose to MOJANG and the other big corporations. If MOJANG wins they should sue them back for making them look like the bad guys when they really are not and to cause them tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal coasts.
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Kicking but and taking names, but I'm all out of bubble gum.....Thing are about to get ugly.
1) It's ridiculous that this is being played off as ridiculous because the patent isn't understood by the average gamer.
2) You say it's "awful" that a company is suing another for something silly, and for something it has actually developed? Yeh, well how about your beloved apple? They abuse the legal progress. The last time I checked, they didn't invent sliding doors, but still tried to get the Galaxy Nexus banned for having a slide to unlock feature. They come up with a stupid lawsuit for a generalised patent (e.g. something that is phone shaped) force the temporary banning of its opponents, and then delay the court case as long as they can. Normally get laughed out of court, and then carry on. And this is from Steve Jobs, the man who always "promoted" innovation? Nearly all new apple features are 100% rip offs (including pure code) of other people's work.
tl;dr - If you are reading this, why do you think you have the intellect to comment on a legal patent issue?
First off, apple is not my "beloved" to any extent. Secondly, "slide to unlock" is much more commonly known and any one else using it almost certainly took inspiration from Apple. On the other hand, this company and its patent are so obscure that it's reasonable to assume (most) of these companies came up with the same idea on their own. Plus, I don't even know where Uniloc's anti-piracy fingerprinting falls into minecraft, seeing as it has no anti-piracy technology.
First off, apple is not my "beloved" to any extent. Secondly, "slide to unlock" is much more commonly known and any one else using it almost certainly took inspiration from Apple. On the other hand, this company and its patent are so obscure that it's reasonable to assume (most) of these companies came up with the same idea on their own. Plus, I don't even know where Uniloc's anti-piracy fingerprinting falls inot minecraft, seeing as it has no anti-piracy technology.
Uniloc has no product whatsoever, all they have is a series of anti-piracy patents they've built and/or collected, they've labeled it as their own innovation, and they sue everyone they believe they can win against. Their entire business is patent research and lawsuit while claiming they "grow and innovate technology". http://www.uniloc.com (see their Company and Intellectual Property pages for more specific info on their ********)