Thursday, June 19, 2008

Did I just hear a shoe drop?

THUNK! The sound is unmistakable.

The Ancestry Insider posted tonight about a lawsuit brought by The Generations Network against Millennia Corporation over the cover design on the Legacy 7.0 software box as compared to the FamilyTreeMaker 2008 box.

Here is a picture of the box from the Legacy 7.0 web site at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Index.asp.


Is there more than one box design being sold? The one in the post is shown on Amazon.com.

If you just download the Legacy 7.0 program and don't buy a box, is TGN injured?

Read the entire post. Not being an attorney, I have no opinion on this, but the battle may be interesting.

THUNK!

2 comments:

FamilyTwigs said...

You've got to be kidding. On the post the only similarity is a leaf, TGN has several and Legacy has one, not even the same species. If I use a leaf anywhere are they going to sue me? I think I see a leaf signature coming on :o)
TGN is turning itself into a joke, and not a pleasant one. You always find the great stuff!

Joy said...

Ancestry copyrighted leaves and the color green, didn't it? ;-)