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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    Guy, 19 Dec 2005 @ 5:12pm

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    I actually heard about the pokemon gene a while ago, there's also a "Sonic The Hedgehog" gene.

    Good times....Good times.

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