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Bethesda vs. Scrolls case going to court


The Scrolls copyright dispute between Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson and Skyrim publisher Bethesda is going to court.

"The Scrolls case is going to court! Weee! :D" Notch tweeted.

Notch had pledged to go the distance with Bethesda over the Elder Scrolls publisher's legal claim that Mojang's forthcoming Scrolls game infringes its copyright.

Last month Notch described Bethesda's claim as "bogus" and said "if we're going to court, I will fight this for as long as it takes".

He also noted that Bethesda itself has released several one-word-named games that share a noun with older titles, offering its new FPS Rage and classic Sega brawler Streets of Rage as examples.

Before the dispute appeared to take a turn for the serious, Notch offered to settle the dispute via a game of Quake 3 with Bethesda developers.

Scrolls is Notch and his studio Mojang's Minecraft follow up. The fantasy-based interactive collectible card game, which is without a release date, places an emphasis on strategy and tactics.

Bethesda has so far refused to comment on the situation.

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