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Atari requests removal of iPhone Breakout clones

Two developers of Breakout-style games for the iPhone and iPod touch have reportedly been asked to remove their games from the App Store. According to separate postings from the developers, Atari Interactive has requested the removal of BreakClassic, BreakTouch 3D, and SuperPong 2 “due to infringements against the pong and breakout copyrights.” In August, iPhone developer Noah Washington faced a similar request from The Tetris Company, which filed a complaint with Apple over his Tris Tetris clone. As of this writing, all three apps remain available on the App Store.

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1

What about the version of Breakout that Apple already ships on Click-wheel iPods? Did they license it?

Posted by Muero on September 18, 2008 at 8:25 PM (PDT)

2

Hate to say it, but it is nice (and very ironic) to see apple get slammed this way..  Seeing how sue happy that company is!!

what comes around, goes around, a$$holes!

Posted by crash613 on September 20, 2008 at 1:44 PM (PDT)

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Crash316, do you want to offer an example?  I actually can’t think of a single time Apple sued someone over something like this.

Posted by Bluespark on September 21, 2008 at 9:14 AM (PDT)

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