Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick




Pokemon Causes Cancer

from the Nintendo-discovers-the-Streisand-effect dept

Dan writes "Scientists must stop calling a cancer-causing gene Pokemon as Nintendo has threatened legal action. Perhaps I'm giving the masses too much credit, however it is hard to believe anyone would confuse the name of a gene with their popular franchise. Unless, of course Nintendo agrees that their video games do in fact cause addiction and be classified as diseases. Interestingly, by taking legal action they are causing the headlines they are fighting to prevent." The Streisand Effect at work.

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    Red1JackFoster, 19 Dec 2005 @ 8:15pm

    Re: I knew it!

    I think that the Red and Blue versions are good also. I meant the current pokemon crap that they market to people. They have taken a once good game and squeezed every last ounce of originality and fun out of it, and are selling what remains.

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