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No Man's Sky developer, Hello Games, settles legal dispute with Sky

Sean Murray of Hello Games has revealed that the developer has been in a three year legal dispute with Sky over the user of the word "Sky" in the title of No Man's Sky.

Tweeting over the weekend, the developer wrote, "Yay! We finally settled with Sky (they own the word "Sky"). We can call our game No Man's Sky. 3 years of secret stupid legal nonsense over. 

"This is the same folks who made Microsoft change Skydrive to Onedrive... so it was pretty serious.

"On the plus side perhaps this is the real reason Skynet never happened..."

It's good to know that this dispute has now been settled and the game can release with its proper name. Whether this was part of the reason for the game being delayed or not seems doubtful, but you never know.

Edited On 20 Jun, 2016

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Bunglefluff 4 months ago
Ridiculous. Is no one allowed to use the word sky, apart from Sky. Did they invent it? Last time i checked it was mother nature.
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Bunglefluff 4 months ago
I like the Skynet comment above, lol.
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Joe Anderson (Editor) 4 months ago
It's really stupid. How can you own the word Sky?
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Bunglefluff 4 months ago
Yeah, its madness. I'm gonna try and get the copyrights to the words 'land' and 'sea' ;)
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Lawler_1093 4 months ago
sky, sky, sky. they going to try and sue me now? ????????
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Turniplord 4 months ago
I thought you could only have a copywrite in the same media, so another cable or TV broadcaster can't include the word sky - but crossing media / formats is silly. Maybe they have the same lawyers as the fine brothers?

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