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With atheletes pumping themselves full of drugs and depending on technology to train them, and since it doen't seem to be true competition anymore just a robotic system of paid judges, it's no wonder the US Olympic Committee would want to secure the name "robolympic" for themselves. Also, wasn't Arnold Swartzenegger a robolympian? Apparently this sillyness of drugs and money has even created a new hyper overactive symbotic robo creature called the robo- lympic-lawyers. This phenomon has happened to other industries too. Ex: Music, Video, even Garage Door Openers.
This might be the best publicity stunt ever, I mean what, are they going to sue the ancient Greek authors of every myth that talks about the Olympics too? And I am especially impressed in the fact that if the ROBOlypmics are athletic events, then my robots are getting more exercise then I am.
The group with the most money wins. If you can't afford the lawyers, then you have to C&D.
Copyrighted or patented the "robot" or "robotics" word yet? I suspect we're violating someone's copyright, patent or trademark everytime we use the term.
I wonder if they've sued special olympics too?
They were sued and they settled by "licensing" the term.
I agree its good free publicity. The event is a lot of fun generally.
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