Sunday, March 9, 2008

Beijing Olympics vs The Pencil Farm

Earlier I mentioned that China is quite big about virtual world and games development. Apparently they still have some way to go in the area of respecting intellectual property.

Read on the Slashdot website about how Beijing Olympics website has a game that is very similar to the 'Snow Day' from Pencil Farm. Went to both the website and took a look. The similarities are striking, very striking indeed. Pencil Farm noted the similarities and has taken some actions.

Here's the link to the original Pencil Farm's 'Snow Day'. It is a nice game and worth a try when you have 5-10 minutes to spare.

An Update:
Seems like the Pencil Farm managed to get the game removed from the Beijing Olympics website. Pencil Farm also provided a link to Sydney Morning Herald article covering the issue. A happy turn of event for Pencil Farm, don't you think so? Though I don't think he will get much compensation out of the Olympics.

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