updated 10:50 am EDT, Fri July 14, 2006
Quinn distribution halted
After receiving what it describes as a "legal threat" (Page 1,Page 2) from Norris McLaughlin & Marcus representing The Tetris Company, simonhaertel.de has ceased distributing Quinn, its networked Tetris clone. The Tetris Company, however, feels that simonhaertel.de's use of the name 'Tetris' to promote Quinn is against the law. "This is not the first time The Tetris Company has attacked the little guy and it probably won't be the last," writes the author of Quinn. "The Tetris Company knows when they send these letters out that the people they are attacking probably cannot afford these expenses." The developer is asking for the community to protest the actions of The Tetris Company, and is seeking help in determining the legalities of the issue.