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Digg the Force, Luke…

February 23, 2007

One of the funniest tech stories from yesterday was the news that George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Entertainment Company is suing the popular social-news website Digg for copyright infringement.

Huh?

Digg logoLucas’ lawyers claim that the Digg trademark is infringing on “The Dig”, a somewhat-popular PC video game put out in the 90s by Lucasfilm.

Thinking that this argument is straight out of the “dark side” and will be tossed by any reasonable court, I think Valleywag put it best:

A helpful Digg commenter points out that potential consumer confusion could be alleviated by simply noting that one of these things is a 12-year-old game, and the other is a “website full of megalomaniacs.”

Enough said…

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