High court rules in Future’s favour in Langdell copyright case

Friday, 17 June 2011 03:07 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Future has been triumphant in its legal pursuit of notorious copyright hound Tim Langdell.

Future, which publishes trade magazine Edge, had brought a case against Langdell’s Edge Interactive Media and Edge Games companies for breach of contract and copyright.

The high court ruled against Langdell, citing imaginary witnesses, fabricated evidence, and basic errors of logic in Langdell’s defence – like claiming to have created the Edge trademark years after a separate claim to have had it in continuous use.

On of the best bits is a floppy disk copy of the trademark, apparently created in 1991 – using Windows 95. Rofl is the reaction that comes to mind.

Rock Paper Shotgun has put the pieces of the court case together in an entertaining and informative article, based on the sterling work of ChaosEdge. Hit both those links and take in all the ignoble details.

Langdell became well-known during 2009 and 2010 for multiple lawsuits based on associated trademark infringements based on his ownership of these two companies.