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

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

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.



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!

Unknown said...

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