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Freycinet
04-01-2005, 03:23 AM
Just read this in The Guardian On-line.

Seems the Mitchell family does not feel confident that "a Russian software designer will do the Spitfire Mk. 1 justice in his upcoming flight simulation".

Reginald Mitchell was the famed designer of several inter-war record setting seaplanes and also the original Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1.

According to the family lawyer, Avril Loof, "Oleg Maddox has previously shown an anti-UK bias in other computer flight simulations, for instance by unhistorically limiting the Spitfire ammunition supply to just a few seconds' worth".

(I guess they must be talking about the Spit V in FB...)

Loof continues: "We will take the matter to court. With the Mitchell family holding exclusive rights to the Spitfire make and model, the infringement is evident"

I can't believe this **** is happening in the UK too, after the whole PF debacle with US planes!

Seems the UK Ministry of Defence won't enter into the matter either (even though I think the Spitfire "belongs" to all of Britain, not just to the Mitchell family!!). MoD spokesman Jonathan Beaverbrook is quoted for saying that "the MoD only copyrighted RAF roundels, but not the actual planes that flew them. Those were the war years, and MoD resources were better employed elsewhere than in copyrighting aircraft models."

****', this just has me down... - It's hard to believe the news I read today, but this one takes the prize... [Frown]

Read more here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/mitchellvsmaddox/0,15830,1430852,00.html

SonOfTheBeach69
04-01-2005, 03:27 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif What was the date today? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Feathered_IV
04-01-2005, 03:48 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Yeah. I read a couple of Yanks designed the Ju88 (forgot their names). Maybe that is what is holding up my C6. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Flowbee602
04-01-2005, 03:52 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Brilliant!

I read it with my jaw hanging in my lap...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Bartsimpson-
04-01-2005, 04:54 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1241.gif

Keep fishin

Clan_Graham
04-01-2005, 05:00 AM
OMG !!!
Not Jonathan Beaverbrook again!
Man, I hate that SOB !!!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

bigchump
04-01-2005, 05:23 AM
Doesn't Avril Loof know he can fly the Spit with unlimited ammo if he chooses?

VW-IceFire
04-01-2005, 06:48 AM
Avril Loof indeed!

Asgeir_Strips
04-01-2005, 07:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freycinet:
Just read this in The Guardian On-line.

Seems the Mitchell family does not feel confident that "a Russian software designer will do the Spitfire Mk. 1 justice in his upcoming flight simulation".

Reginald Mitchell was the famed designer of several inter-war record setting seaplanes and also the original Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1.

According to the family lawyer, Avril Loof, "Oleg Maddox has previously shown an anti-UK bias in other computer flight simulations, for instance by unhistorically limiting the Spitfire ammunition supply to just a few seconds' worth".

(I guess they must be talking about the Spit V in FB...)

Loof continues: "We will take the matter to court. With the Mitchell family holding exclusive rights to the Spitfire make and model, the infringement is evident"

I can't believe this **** is happening in the UK too, after the whole PF debacle with US planes!

Seems the UK Ministry of Defence won't enter into the matter either (even though I think the Spitfire "belongs" to all of Britain, not just to the Mitchell family!!). MoD spokesman Jonathan Beaverbrook is quoted for saying that "the MoD only copyrighted RAF roundels, but not the actual planes that flew them. Those were the war years, and MoD resources were better employed elsewhere than in copyrighting aircraft models."

****', this just has me down... - It's hard to believe the news I read today, but this one takes the prize... [Frown]

Read more here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/mitchellvsmaddox/0,15830,1430852,00.html <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Was that supposed to be a joke?
If not, that'll teach oleg not to mess with either northrop Grumman and Supermarine/reginald mitchell... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Paul_K
04-01-2005, 07:30 AM
Avril ( French for April )
Loof ( Fool written backwards )

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Klarkash
04-01-2005, 07:45 AM
or just A Loof, not a typical English Barrister then...

however this thread has poor timing, as the release date for April Fools is not for another two weeks.

TC_Stele
04-01-2005, 10:38 AM
I hate you! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

hawkmeister
04-01-2005, 06:42 PM
Had me hook, line, and sinker. You stinker! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I hate April Fool's Day.

ThreeCrow
04-01-2005, 07:55 PM
Well done!!!

I don't know what says about my gullability or the nature of the headlines that I read daily...... maybe is sad either way.

Thanks for the laugh break.

Treetop64
04-01-2005, 08:18 PM
Now that was a good one, indeed! Great emotional roller-coaster there! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

HotelBushranger
04-02-2005, 09:34 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Had me goin mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif