Breaking: Netflix hit with trademark lawsuit over "Choose Your Own Adventure." The book publisher holding rights claims "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" confuses viewers with false association. https://t.co/yGCfhcdvhY
Chooseco (owners of Choose Your Own Adventure) are essentially a small or medium-sized business with one valuable asset, which they protect. In any other situation you would side with the small business, not the monolith. https://t.co/aH1T2Vkhq8
Nobody thought this was a Choose Your Own Adventure show. If they got 8 emails I’d be stunned. And that’ll relate to damages. But at core, it comes down to “Did you clear use of the name in the show?”
It’s very Black Mirror to be in trouble for damage that’s wholly hypothetical.
Shit lads. Please buy tickets for my show @ChapelPlayhouse on 20th Jan, in which one can decide their own unusual and exciting experience. I need the ticket money for future lawsuits. https://t.co/N2KkanSVot
@bmrow "Choose your Own Adventure" is a trademarked brand. You can do stories where you choose your own path or journey, or even adventure,
But if you say "This is like a Choose your Own Adventure Book" your owe some guy money.
@io9 Well technically it WASN'T a Choose Your Own Adventure thing, was it? It only gave the ILLUSION you could choose, by letting you be in control of minor plot points, bc it is about the ILLUSION of free will. Did they not watch/play/understand it?
Watching Bandersnatch now, since it was such an object of critique on here a few weeks ago. It's giving me a real FMV game vibe, certainly because of the retro setting and choose-your-own-adventure structure. It even has cheesy easter egg endings.
@TrazDV@kurinoku@NataliaBerry20@Variety The point is that Stefan - Bandersnatch main character - says "Choose your own adventure". I don't think making a film or a novel with multiple endings violates any copyright.
Can we get @Popehat to write about Choose Your Own Adventure suing Netflix and his favorites from the other publishers like Endless Quest, Time Machine, Which-Way, Fighting Fantasy, and Lone Wolf?
It feels a tad perfect.
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@cheesycrisp2@NetflixUK I will sum it up without spoiling it for you...
Bandersnatch is a "choose your own adventure" movie/game right?
But it's also like an arcade game because you get more than one man.
Each path is sorta like a new board. Take PacMan. If he dies in the middle of game...
Choose your own adventure should demand all the light novels, video games, otomes.
Also, there's another two choose your story series in Netflix, why don't you sue them for those? Because they're not that popular?
Company that owns the “Choose Your Own Adventure” trademark chooses to sue Netflix rather than capitalise on the huge international big-budget advertising campaign their brand just received for free. Idiots. https://t.co/fKXvbN105t
Like that's fine!! Obviously!! But if you seek out like a puzzle box show or the frickin choose-your-own-adventure black mirror thing how...why did you expect that thing to be mindless, why did you go out of your way