The irony of legal threats

Monday, July 10th, 2006 at 10:14pm

Yesterday I found out about a cool Tetris clone for OS X called Quinn. How? Via a post on Boing Boing talking about how The Tetris Company has threatened legal action against the clone.

Where is the irony? The first thing I did was search for ‘quinn download‘ in order to find myself a copy. It is pretty good and very addictive, and that is just playing by myself. I haven’t tried the multiplayer aspect yet…

By threatening legal action they have temporarily stopped one source from distributing it but in the process they have given it a lot of publicity and people like me will just download it from somewhere else. What have they really gained?

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