Shatner serves Shatter IP with a cease and desist

By Johnny Cullen, Thursday, 20 August 2009 16:27 GMT


Before you freak out, no, this isn’t who you think it is.

William Shatner’s lawyers have issued a cease and desist to developers of Shatter, Sidhe Interactive.

It comes due to the developer apparently using Shatner’s likeness in the game as well as using the song “Mr. Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan as well as the rights to the Captain Kirk of Star Trek.

Studio head for Sidhe, Mario Wynands, replied back saying: “The GameConsole “report” you reference is what is commonly referred to on the internet as a “joke”. The article is a parody of our game, and has no basis in reality in that it does not in any way reflect our intentions for further development of the Shatter IP or relate to any official statement we have made relating to the game.

“We have the upmost respect for Mr William Shatner and the licensing process, and if we had any intent of using rights related to either Mr Shatner, Star Trek, or Tambourine Man (which we do not) we would do so using the appropriate channels.”

All we’re saying is… woops.

Thanks, GAF.

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