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Re: Tetris trademark

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Tetris trademark
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 16:10:21 +0100
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Chris Moore wrote:
Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

    Is anybody concerned that lisp/play/tetris.el might be a trademark

File names and function names usually do not raise a trademark issue.
So there is no need to worry about this.

But what about the game itself?  It's not just the name of the file
and functions, but the Tetris game itself is "subject to the
registered copyrights of Tetris Holding LLC" (according to

I think there are some useful notes about this on


See the end of the History section. It seems like you can not copyright a game, but I do not understand the details there.

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