Yes. Somewhere in the Sega/Sammy organization are a bunch of insidious, overzealous copyright and patent trolls. In the past year alone, they've sent out a bunch of illegal takedown notices on YouTube
for any video that so much as mentioned Shining Force (even those that had no actual gameplay footage — this was not a "fair use" issue), and tried to sue Level-5 claiming they infringed on Sega's patent on touchscreen drag and drop (you know, invented by Sega in their famous game, Windows 3), even though Level-5's game in question was a year older than the patent itself.
I can only hope they don't try to "enforce" the IPs they acquire from Atlus and destroy Atlus's reputation, but this does not bode well at all.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some tables to flip. Sigh, it feels like Microsoft buying Rare all over again.
edited 19th Sep '13 3:50:13 AM by PoochyEXE