Is the Google Android logo 'stolen'?

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  1. GeneRs

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    Wouldn't the trademark/copyrights of the Atari android be expired by now anyway? That would make this discussion obsolete.
     
  2. kaiyel1

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    Nah they didn't steal it (I hope), but it is quite a shock to see.
     
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    Hmm similar or not, its different. Jesus christ, everyone is out to sue people these days. Screw engadget for even posting the story.
     
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    wut.

    This is a stretch. I mean a streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch.
     
  5. johnomaz

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    Just because looks similar doesn't mean its a copy. I happen to have a window in my house that looks just like Windows logo. Should I sue them?
     
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    Remember the ST:TOS episode The Trouble With Tribbles by David Gerrold? Before it aired the writer he got a call from SF writer Robert A. Heinlein. David was worried because in 1952 Heinlein had written a book called The Rolling Stones. In that book was the Martian Flat Cat, which is furry, no discernible features and breed like wildfire as long as there was food. Was the Tribble idea stolen from Heinlein's book?

    Heinlein wasn't upset and asked for an autographed copy of the script. He felt that he owed his story to the 1905 short story Pigs Is Pigs by Ellis Parker Butler.
     
  7. iwearhats

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    Good artists borrow, Great artists steal.
     
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    Lol, the google guys are geeks through and through.

    If anything I think it is a nod to that geekiness. They probably did borrow the general design as an old tip of the hat if you will.

    Things like that happen in the tech world all the time. Just look at the code names some companies use for their products or look at ASIC designers who name their chips after Greek gods and such.
     
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    lucasfilm owns the copyright to the word android....
     
  10. Raven1r44

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    *EDIT*
    I actually typed that out wrong, lucasfilm owns the trademark 'droid' and the actualy copyright is owned by Eric Specht of Android Data.
     
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    Lucas owns the word Droid, not Android...android was a regular word at the time...George shortened it to his liking and then threw a Copyright on it
     
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    This is as far fetched as claiming that Alienware "stole" their logo design from someone/somewhere else... Besides, my android looks more like Seven-Of-Nine ;)
     
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