Blood of Kittens has a hold of quite a bit of information regarding the current trial going on between Chaperhouse and GW. While I am not going to comment on the legal aspects of what is here, I am going to post up the links to the information that TastyTaste has provided. If you want to get a quick rundown, or Tasty's favorite quotes, please check out his site by following the link below.

There really is a lot of blunders, and what should become famous quotes in these documents.

Apparently the trial ends today 6-14-2013


Take some time to dig through the documents, there is some very enlightening testimony there.

via TastyTaste over on Blood of Kittens
http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2013/06/13/network-news-games-workshop-vs-chapterhouse-1st-wave-testimony/
Those three documents illustrate the judgements each side is seeking.

As a warning it is an incomplete testimony as well and seems designed to only show off the worst GW IP department has to offer.

20 Comments:

  1. Sure is going to be interesting!

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  2. I suggest we grab popcorn...

    This has been a disaster for GW, in terms of publicity and tje fact that we now have a much better picture of the corporate structure.

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  3. Oh great, apparently everything they put in a codex they intend to release, just let me go grab my Voidraven Bomber which is part of my Duke Sliscus army, or were the profitability of those models undermined by all the imitation Dark Eldar?

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    1. The mind boggles... this means that all those dozens and dozens of IG regiments pictured in the 3rd Ed codex (and all those even mentioned in that other codices, too) will also be released in the foreseeable future.

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    2. GW had many metal models for different regiments... one has only to look for what you seek.

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    3. Why, thank you, I do have IG figures of Praetorians, Mordians, Tallarns, Valhallans, Armageddonians, Tanithians, Elysians, and Kriegians in addition to Cadians and Catachans and the 1st ed Necromundans (plus the Last Chancers).

      Too there are 68 different IG regiments pictured on pp. 28-29 of the first 3rd ed codex alone (only a few of those actually released), and according to those court documents GW intends to release everything they include in a codex.

      What I want next are models of Patrians, Uticans, Dnieprians, Kallistans, Red Mooners, Sebastinians, Logresians, and all the rest of them. Oh, and Harakoni, Terrax, Kanak and Savlar from 4th ed. would also be very welcome.

      Either that, or GW should watch their language.

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  4. What i read in the comments you linked seems slightly wrong though. Everybody hates GW for their frankly intimidating policy against 3rd party producers and independent bloggers, but the case here is not that CH produced stuff that could fit with GW miniature range, it's rather that they openly used GW's name to commercialize their products, which is clearly different and more prone to legal attack.

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    1. So if you make a tire and you'll say that it fits to Fiat Panda, does that make you criminal?

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    2. Somehow I have a sneaking feeling that car tires are a tad more universal compared to GW products :P

      Chapterhouse also released models that fit units GW hadn't released yet, like thunder wolves, and then apparently (not an expert on what's actually happened by any means) tried to claim they then owned the rights to the thunder wolf model.

      Assuming that did actually happen, it's more like producing a car you call a fiat panda before fiat release one that year and claiming you now own the fiat panda 2013 model, as opposed to a product similar to a fiat which would be acceptable.

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  5. If GW don't win this case then frankly somethings gone wrong with the American justice system if they just allow people to use other people IP without any repercussion, and i really don't understand all the hate GW seems to be getting over this case, i doubt people have this reaction when all other companies protect there IP.

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    1. This is probably the only case that Games Workshop should win though. I assume people are hoping that them losing here would put an end to all the bullying they have done to fansites and event organisers.

      If that is the result then its a good one nomatter the loss to Gamesworkshop. They deserve a kick in the teeth.

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    2. Well, I wonder how long it will take the jury to deliberate on this one? A few days? I hope they're done by the end of the weekend.

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  6. These sites really should stop reporting this way. It's slanted AGAINST GW so intentionally that it's like CNN. Their claims of being the fair and balanced network are laughable as they perpetually defend Obama and the left.

    These sites will do anything to take a stance against GW, even when GW is (mostly) in the right...which they are.

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  7. I think GW should sue Disney over that iron man suit that looked like terminator armor in the most recent movie.

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