So many of you here may have heard this but Games Workshop is claiming ownership of the term "Space Marine"????? Now we know that they use this term lots BUT they did not create the term and its been around since the early days of Sci-fi BUT what does that matter? does it matter that millions of people will have read stories about Space-marines other than those in GW? Does it matter that many authors have used the term? Does it matter that its so generic that anyone could use it by accident.? OF COARSE IT MATTERS!!!!!!!!!!
Games Workshop is doing something another company tried to do... Now all of you in New Zealand may be aware of N'eck minute, right, you may also be aware that some company used that phrase without the creators consent and that they even tried to copy write it! do any of you remember that story on Fair Go? The response was HUGE the company had to apologise, give him compensation and give him royalties for that phrase when they used it... Games Workshop Will wither have to do the same, something similar OR... stop using the phrase... I know that's harsh but claiming something that is not your own is stealing and either you give it back and apologise or you get it taken away from you by force and then your punished.
What I am asking is that they stop this madness, allow the term to be used, compensate any author they prevented from having their work sold and apologise to everyone for "misunderstanding" or they should Drop the term and create a new one, which they can copy-write.
is that too much to ask? or does common sense and understanding count for nothing to them?
I AM A SPACE MARINE, are you?