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Danish company sued by Opus Dei


Cruimh

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Catholic organization Opus Dei sues Danish game maker | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Public hearings in the suit began Wednesday, and Opus Dei spokeswoman Joanna Engstedt told the Associated Press that Dema Games, the publisher of the philosophy-themed, strategy-based game, has no right to the use her organization's name, which means "work of God" in Latin.


Dema Games, a small company, obtained a copyright for the full name of the card game in 2009, and claims on its Facebook page that "no one entity can claim sole rights to religious concepts of any kind." The game is the brainchild of a philosophy student, Mark Rees-Andersen, 28, who launched it in January 2009.
The makers called the game "Opus Dei. Existence After Religion."

Hopefully the Pharisees will get sent packing with a flea in their ear. It is bad enough having corporate giants like Disney and McDonalds throwing their weight around.
 

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Surely worthy of Donald Trump attempting to get trademark application to the phrase: 'You're fired.'

At least it may put off your boss from saying it if it means paying a fee to the Hair.
 

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Will the Order sue club orange? petunia
 

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Still waiting for the owners of monopoly to sue the owners of the M50 for bringing the term into disrepute.
 

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In other news, an albino monk has been screen loitering outside the game developers offices. Attempts to move him on have failed and he continues to slowly drip blood on the pavement outside.
 

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Catholic organization Opus Dei sues Danish game maker | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com



The makers called the game "Opus Dei. Existence After Religion."

Hopefully the Pharisees will get sent packing with a flea in their ear. It is bad enough having corporate giants like Disney and McDonalds throwing their weight around.
This subject came up recently when discussing coding a game with some friends for the Raspberrry Pi. At first I thought it was a wind up.

We were all rolling about laughing, thinking about calling our next game the Flying Spaghetti Monster Killer and similar such ridiculous names.

Opus Dei will be kicked out of court, be made to pay all costs and in Denmark need to watch carefully that they don't come across as religious fanatics as the judge might consider referral to a mental institution. If only we were that lucky :)

PS: Serious point. A lot of staff in Galway hospital which has been in the news lately, are supposed to be in Opus Dei.
 

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This subject came up recently when discussing coding a game with some friends for the Raspberrry Pi. At first I thought it was a wind up.

We were all rolling about laughing, thinking about calling our next game the Flying Spaghetti Monster Killer and similar such ridiculous names.

Opus Dei will be kicked out of court, be made to pay all costs and in Denmark need to watch carefully that they don't come across as religious fanatics as the judge might consider referral to a mental institution. If only we were that lucky :)

PS: Serious point. A lot of staff in Galway hospital which has been in the news lately, are supposed to be in Opus Dei.
Got a source for the last bit, because to be honest, it doesn't seem on the balance of probability to be legit.
 

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There is a Opus Dei residence across the road from University hospital - that could be where the rumour originated from (unless of course it is true). Such residences are not unique to Galway. There is one near UCD.

I knew a resident - their parents put them there to ensure they didn't go wild in their first year away from college. Didn't work.
 

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This subject came up recently when discussing coding a game with some friends for the Raspberrry Pi. At first I thought it was a wind up.

We were all rolling about laughing, thinking about calling our next game the Flying Spaghetti Monster Killer and similar such ridiculous names.

Opus Dei will be kicked out of court, be made to pay all costs and in Denmark need to watch carefully that they don't come across as religious fanatics as the judge might consider referral to a mental institution. If only we were that lucky :)

PS: Serious point. A lot of staff in Galway hospital which has been in the news lately, are supposed to be in Opus Dei.
Oh yeah? Where's your evidence for that?
 

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