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CubaTBird
Jul 24, 2004, 10:52 AM
it is only the start, soon... they will expand their products as technology progresses.

http://www.irobot.com/home.cfm

question fear
Jul 24, 2004, 12:39 PM
i can't believe the estate of isaac asimov hasnt slapped them with a big, juicy, copyright lawsuit yet.
and if not the asimov estate, then the studio that is putting out the movie.
i would be very surprised if no one copyrighted the phrase "i, robot" "irobot" etc.

KingSleaze
Jul 24, 2004, 01:09 PM
i can't believe the estate of isaac asimov hasnt slapped them with a big, juicy, copyright lawsuit yet.
and if not the asimov estate, then the studio that is putting out the movie.
i would be very surprised if no one copyrighted the phrase "i, robot" "irobot" etc.

Have you seen the movie? It's in the credits-"Based on stories by Isaac Asimov". So they gave screen time to the original source and I'd bet they paid for the use.
On a side note, Ray Bradbury did send a message to Micheal Moore telling him not to use the title Fahrenheit 9/11 because of his book. Unfortunately, and Mr. Moore acknowledged this, he failed to return or acknowledge Mr. Bradbury's request until after the movie had gotten a lot of publicity with that 'inflammatory' title.

5300cs
Jul 24, 2004, 09:05 PM
There was an Atari game by the name of I, Robot. Link here (http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?letter=I&game_id=8172)

Sorry if this has been mentioned before.

themadchemist
Jul 24, 2004, 09:38 PM
There was an Atari game by the name of I, Robot. Link here (http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?letter=I&game_id=8172)

Sorry if this has been mentioned before.

Thanks for the link! BTW, We're only a few posts into the thread! It's clear you're the first to mention the game. ;)

5300cs
Jul 24, 2004, 09:46 PM
I thought I might've missed a flashing banner somewhere on the official move site that said "LOOK THIS MOVIE BASED ON THE OLD ATARI GAME. EVERYONE BUT YOU KNOWS ABOUT IT SO NO POSTING ON RANDOM MESSAGE BOARDS (LIKE MAC RUMORS) ABOUT IT OK???1!!!"

themadchemist
Jul 24, 2004, 09:53 PM
I thought I might've missed a flashing banner somewhere on the official move site that said "LOOK THIS MOVIE BASED ON THE OLD ATARI GAME. EVERYONE BUT YOU KNOWS ABOUT IT SO NO POSTING ON RANDOM MESSAGE BOARDS (LIKE MAC RUMORS) ABOUT IT OK???1!!!"

LOL! Some people around here can engender that sneaking suspicion every now and then, huh?

jsw
Jul 24, 2004, 10:14 PM
it is only the start, soon... they will expand their products as technology progresses.

http://www.irobot.com/home.cfm

I work a few blocks from their headquarters and visited once. Very cool people. And I don't think "iRobot" infinges on "I, Robot". The "i" stands for "intelligent", according to Rod Brooks, one of the founders.

question fear
Jul 25, 2004, 06:49 PM
Have you seen the movie? It's in the credits-"Based on stories by Isaac Asimov". So they gave screen time to the original source and I'd bet they paid for the use.
On a side note, Ray Bradbury did send a message to Micheal Moore telling him not to use the title Fahrenheit 9/11 because of his book. Unfortunately, and Mr. Moore acknowledged this, he failed to return or acknowledge Mr. Bradbury's request until after the movie had gotten a lot of publicity with that 'inflammatory' title.

fwiw, i was referring to the irobot vacuum people, not the movie.
and i do remember hearing about the ray bradbury/michael moore thing.
oddly enough, my grandmother thought a showing of farenheit 451 on turner classic movies had a connection to farenheit 9/11...she's not much of a sci fi fan :o