Youtube is finished!
Say goodbye to lets plays forever.
How the hell can copywriting commonly used words be legal?
I mean, we all know that the end result is either enabling one company to be able to sue anyone who has used the word before them and to prevent other people from using it anymore.
Should I make a company callled "The", and then copywriter the name? So any game with the word The in it now owes me money?
That King company, Candy Crush maker, tried trademarking Candy, it was shot down
Then again, Sony does have "Live in you world, play in ours"
Maybe it's needs to be certain length
Is Happy Meal trademarked?
Because they are copywrighting the term as a "product" not the words. You could copy right "the" (well you could try anyway) but not as a brand, you could as a "product though"
Let's plays are cancerous as fuck, also I have no idea why the fuck people started calling Playtroughs "Let's Plays" since 2012 or so.
The only similar thing I search for on Youtube are walkthroughs, as in, gameplay that is meant to help you or even show you the secret shit in x part of the game, which is recorded by someone who already knows the game inside-out instead of some random guy blindly playing the game for the first time and skipping a lot of shit.
>Is Happy Meal trademarked?
No, it's not that it needs to be a certain length.
If McDonalds had tried to trademark "Kid's Meal", it would have failed. Why? Because you can't trademark a description of what your product is. You can't trademark "tissue paper". You can't trademark "microphone". You can't trademark "television". It's why companies keep doing shit like "Band-Aid brand Bandages" - if people keep calling that thing a band-aid, then suddenly their trademark is invalid, since it's become a common-use word for what the product is.
So that's one reason why the Let's Play thing shouldn't go through. "Let's Play" is a common-use phrase to describe that particular type of video. That said, with digital media and suchlike it's always been really vague. We're only just getting people in the trademark offices who are trendy enough to actually understand what the fuck they're talking about with regards to digital media.
not even him but you are fucking cancer and should kill yourself for thinking that shit is the same
one is helpful for finding hidden secrets and shit
the other is for faggots to normie it up on camera and suck shit at videogames
Now /v/ should just trademark "Let's Not Play" since /v/ hates games and always told people that their games are shit and they're wasting their times playing games or having fun.
I use walktroughs to learn secret routes and all that secret shit in games that I wanna play a second time and wanna know more about(like how to get the true/secret ending, how to get new secret shit, etc...).
They already got rejected, if you check their patent page.
Stop reporting old news
>this gets passed
>Let's players start calling their let's plays long plays
>can no longer find videos of gameplay without facecam faggots talking over the game while too hard to be funny
This is the future you chose /v/
Nobody watches because the name implies no user or viewer interaction. Interaction is the whole point of shit like Let's (let US) play.
You don't actually play the game. You are just a viewer. Also, Nintendo will rape that because it's pronounced like Wii.
The best possible thing to happen is that this goes through and every iteration of "Let's Play" in protest becomes "Sony Shits On" or something like that. Sony Shits On Minecraft, Sony Shits On Terraria.
That'd be very Transmetropolitan.