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

Friday, 17th 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.



  1. Blerk

    Rock Paper Shotgun’s piece is nothing short of amazing. The knots this guy tied himself into trying to perpetuate his lie are astonishing, I’m amazed he got away with it for so long. He’s lucky the judge didn’t charge him with contempt or something.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Freek

    Call me crazy, but aren’t lyng under oath and falsefying evidence rather seriouse crimes? How is he getting away with that?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    He produced a circa-1974 cassette tape containing a text file (produced with Tasword II on the Spectrum) proving beyond reasonable doubt that he invented lying under oath and falsifying evidence and hence is entitled to use them freely and at will.

    #3 4 years ago
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    #4 4 years ago
  5. The_Red

    BEST news of the year so far. Seriously, even E3′s big news weren’t this sweet. Langdell is one of the worst ******** to ever associate himself with the gaming industry. The number of games, developers and employees he has hurt, betrayed and abused over span of 3 decades is unbelievable.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Also, huge thanks to both RPS and ChaosEdge. RPS for the great article and ChaosEdge for lengthy coverage of this bastard over the last couple of days. Hopefully this isn’t the last of sweet trials and more follow suit in order to take back all the money he stole from developers and publishers in these years.

    #6 4 years ago

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