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Ferry Bazelmans
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« on: October 11, 2002, 01:53:58 AM »

Heya Jared,

I'm working on the concept for a game about Disposal Teams (Running Man, Judge Dredd and Hardcopy all rolled into one) and I think the idea of hogging the camera (and using directorial power to "predict" the future in the game) would be really useful and great in the game.

I realize there is no way to copyright a game mechanic, but I felt it was common decency to check if you would mind if I used that concept from InSpectres (confessionals) in the game.

Fer
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Jared A. Sorensen
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2002, 04:26:16 AM »

Nope, sorry.

The Confessionals mechanic has been submitted to the US Patent Office and is awaiting review. I would be willing to allow you to license the mechanic from me for a small fee.

- J
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Ferry Bazelmans
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2002, 05:40:25 AM »

*tears up concept design*

*weeping noises*

*soft creaking of rope in the wind*



Fer
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Jason L Blair
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2002, 05:50:08 AM »

Ooh, Ferry, you got so burned. BBUUURRRNNNEEDD!!

Serves you right for messin' with Jerrod Soranson and Pimento-Moonie Geriatrix!
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Gordon C. Landis
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2002, 05:54:40 PM »

Quote from: Jared A. Sorensen
Nope, sorry.
The Confessionals mechanic has been submitted to the US Patent Office and is awaiting review. I would be willing to allow you to license the mechanic from me for a small fee.

Now, Jared, you *know* it's not kosher to discuss a pending patent application in public - the attorney made you sign the papers!  And license discussions in an open forum - tsk, tsk.  You obviously need help managing your intellectual property.  It so happens I could hook you up with a software solution - but with a massive brain-trust like memento-mori to protect, it's not going to be cheap . . .

('cause I failed my Fortitude roll)

Gordon
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Jared A. Sorensen
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2002, 08:29:34 PM »

No, Gordon...cuz it was a JOKE.
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Ferry Bazelmans
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2002, 10:53:54 PM »

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No, Gordon...cuz it was a JOKE.


Yeah. See?

I didn't really hang myself. I hope.

Fer
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Gordon C. Landis
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2002, 02:40:29 PM »

Quote from: Ferry Bazelmans
Quote from: Jared A. Sorensen
No, Gordon...cuz it was a JOKE.


Yeah. See?

I didn't really hang myself. I hope.

Fer


Uh . . . the idea of memento-mori getting an "IP Management" software system isn't hysterically funny to everyone?  Jared, Inc., with legions of patent attorneys dressed in black t-shirts and gold-tipped mohawks?

Jared applying for a patent on the Confessional?  Yup, obviously a joke.  Teasing Jared about "bad form" in pursuing his patent - seemed like a joke too.  But now I may have to hang MYself.

Failing to be funny.  There is no greater crime . . . :-)

Gordon
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Paganini
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2002, 08:18:16 AM »

Quote from: Gordon C. Landis

Failing to be funny.  There is no greater crime . . . :-)


For what it's worth, I think the whole thread is pretty freakin' hillarious. :)
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