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    Goddess Madison is offline
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    CandySwipe VS Candy Crush Saga - or corporation squashes developer...

    I saw this on my Facebook feed today, and I can't hardly speak. As a programmer, I can't even imagine what this guy must be going through. He worked hard to create a fun game, in his mother's memory, just to end up battling a corporation to keep his own trademark that he filed first.

    Please read this letter from the Candy Swipe developer to King (maker of Candy Crush Saga)


    King has now taken action against CandySwipe's trademark.


    What do you think? What can small developers do to protect their Intellectual Property?


    Friends don't let friends play Candy Crush Saga!


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    Thats absolubtly disgusting! and so damn childish! i mean.. they went outta there way to BUY an OLD Trademark.. that WASNT even their own to begin with.. just to crush this poor guy? what a bunch of ........<insert profanity here>

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    It's a world where the higher people win over the smaller ones.

    I know it is sad that this happens, and I think nothing will be done by King (Candy Crush)
    But it's reality and it is how 99% of the world works.

    saddening

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    Re: CandySwipe VS Candy Crush Saga - or corporation squashes developer...

    This is so stupid. I hope the case backfires massively for king.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caustik View Post
    This is so stupid. I hope the case backfires massively for king.
    Me too, that's why I think sharing it with people is important. Let people know what is happening, I mean. So they know what they are contributing to by playing (or worse paying) this company.

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    That's just terrible, you would think it would be cut and clean. The game existed for two year before the scumbags were even around with their game...

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    Re: CandySwipe VS Candy Crush Saga - or corporation squashes developer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kallyanna View Post
    Thats absolubtly disgusting! and so damn childish! i mean.. they went outta there way to BUY an OLD Trademark.. that WASNT even their own to begin with.. just to crush this poor guy? what a bunch of ........<insert profanity here>
    This. That guy did for her mother memory while they did for $$$...

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    Re: CandySwipe VS Candy Crush Saga - or corporation squashes developer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Madison View Post
    I saw this on my Facebook feed today, and I can't hardly speak. As a programmer, I can't even imagine what this guy must be going through. He worked hard to create a fun game, in his mother's memory, just to end up battling a corporation to keep his own trademark that he filed first.

    Please read this letter from the Candy Swipe developer to King (maker of Candy Crush Saga)


    King has now taken action against CandySwipe's trademark.


    What do you think? What can small developers do to protect their Intellectual Property?


    Friends don't let friends play Candy Crush Saga!
    looks like this made the RZ front page!

    http://ragezone.com/2014/03/26/faceb...-of-oculus-vr/

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    Re: CandySwipe VS Candy Crush Saga - or corporation squashes developer...

    You know, in light of everything that's going on, I'm having a really hard time feeling sorry for King.com right now and their sour candy.

    It raises some really interesting questions about these app developing mega-companies. Zygna hasn't come near the success of Farmville despite many attempts, and what is King.com going to do to keep profits going besides Candy Crush Saga. Are these companies just one-hit wonders? I read this was likened to the dot-com boom, and I can see why.

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    Re: CandySwipe VS Candy Crush Saga - or corporation squashes developer...

    At least Zynga Had - donate this much for this special crop or item and we give xx amount to charity, i remember them doing that alot when the earthquake hit japan, havent seen King do that at all

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    Re: CandySwipe VS Candy Crush Saga - or corporation squashes developer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Caustik View Post
    This is so stupid. I hope the case backfires massively for king.
    Totally Agreed!!



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