from the that'll-win-fans dept
On top of that, if you believe the Wikipedia entry on Carmageddon, the original creators of the game based it on a movie, which they tried to license, but when that failed, they went ahead and created it anyway. So now they don't want anyone else to do the same thing?
Historically, if you look at the way creativity has worked, it's quite frequently involved people directly copying the work of someone else, to learn how it was done and to build off of it. It's too bad that companies are looking to shut that down these days. Of course, this isn't a new stance for Square Enix. In the past, we've noted that the company has gone after other fan projects as well.