1. Post #1
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    Gmod developer Olympus Games launched a Kickstarter for its mod library, tracking and creation platform back in April, but we’ve only just stumbled across it. It is not to be confused with Garry Newman’s ‘Garry’s Mod’ tool. Newman has discussed the conflicts and similarities between both platforms with VG247.

    Gmod is an platform that allows users to create clear libraries of mods they own, create their own mods and track news from the modding community – among other things. The Gmod Kickstarter currently sits at $13,153 pledged of its $75,000 goal with 17 days left.

    While it may appear to be a rip-off of the ‘GMod’ name used by Garry’s Mod, Newman told VG247 that Olympus Games actually owns the name.

    “It’s actually the other way around. They own the trademark for ‘gmod’ and have threatened to take us to court if we don’t other buy it off them – along with all their domains and Twitter accounts – or post a press release pointing out we’re not affiliated, along with a permanent link on garrysmod.com and our twitter, and force the community not to abbreviate Garry’s Mod to GMod.”

    Regardless of who registered the ‘Gmod’ name first, Newman explained that Olympus Games’ argument is that he is intruding on their brand and causing confusion by bearing a similar name.

    However, Newman argued the opposite, and said, “We would argue that it’s the opposite – people see their site and think ‘Is this Garry’s Mod?’. Also, Garry’s Mod pre-dates their trademark, as does the abbreviation of Garry’s Mod to GMod. As a bonus our game is called Garry’s Mod – not GMod. It’s only occasionally abbreviated to GMod out of convenience”.

    Newman is prepared to take the issue down a legal route if necessary as he feels Olympus should have changed the name years ago to avoid such confusion.

    “In my opinion he should have rebranded years ago. I have no idea why he would even call it GMod. If he wants to take us to court over it we will fight it because we don’t believe we’re doing anything wrong, but I really don’t think that people are donating to his Kickstarter to pay for lawyers”.
    I am fully behind this Newman guy.

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/07/garr...ight-in-court/
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  2. Post #2
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    Post link to source?
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    I'm rooting for Garry on this one.
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  4. Post #4
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    http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/07/garr...ight-in-court/

    Source. Please update the OP widdit.
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  5. Post #5
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    GET EM GARRRY!
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  6. Post #6
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    All my faith behind Garry.
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  7. Post #7
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    garrys mod rips off everything, first jbmod and now this?
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  8. Post #8
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    I totally thought it had to do with Garrys mod, but it was completely different. I hope garry does take them to court, kinda sad seeing that garry doesn't own 'GMOD' trademark though.
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  9. Post #9
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    So how soon is someone from Olympus Games making an account on FP so we can get this online legal battle started?
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  10. Post #10
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    Owning a trademark but never using it?
    Reminds me of domain squatting.
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  11. Post #11
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    force the community not to abbreviate Garry’s Mod to GMod
    Like that'll ever happen...

    “It’s actually the other way around. They own the trademark for ‘gmod’ and have threatened to take us to court if we don’t other buy it off them – along with all their domains and Twitter accounts
    Also dick move
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    I totally thought it had to do with Gmod, but it was completely different. I hope garry does take them to court, kinda sad seeing that garry doesn't own 'GMOD' trademark though.
    Why would garry need to own the gmod trademark, his game is named Garry's Mod and it's only abbreviated to gmod for convenience sake
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    Come on gaz.
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  14. Post #14
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    duh, we don't need to know that you people are backing up garry, facepunch is pretty much the hangout of Garry Newman's defense force.
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  15. Post #15
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    Go get em' garry!
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  16. Post #16
    into things like this - if you know what
    Dennab
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    GET EM GARRRY!
    Avatar fits
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  17. Post #17
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    Well, if Garry can prove people have been calling his game Gmod for longer than these guys have had their trademark in court I don't think he has anything to worry about.
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  18. Post #18
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    It looks like one of the devs from that company posted in the comment section of the source.

    Garry Newman is an excellent developer and I have a great deal of respect for him. We’ve been in contact since early 2006 back when Garry’s Mod was still free to download (pre-steam). He’s earned his success through hard work and by building a great product.

    There is, however, another side to this story. Despite what the article suggests, I’ve actually avoided using attorneys (despite pressure to do so). Rather than post the story here in the comments I’m going to address this issue in the next update to KickStarter. @Dave Cook: If you’d like a one-on-one interview please contact me.

    - Skylar Kreisherp
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  19. Post #19
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    Wow, olympus's service sounds awful. Stealing mods from authors without their knowledge or consent. Mods intended to be distributed freely, and then charging to use them with their site and mod manager? A subscription fee?!
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  20. Post #20
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    Their site looks like something a 12 year old shit out
    I think they're just copyright trolls trying to scam money out of garry again
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    Their site looks like something a 12 year old shit out
    I think they're just copyright trolls trying to scam money out of garry again
    So its steam workshop but made by an idiot, cool.
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  22. Post #22
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    Quick, everyone start saying the word Gmod repeatedly and maybe we'll summon a representative from Olympus Games.

    Edited:

    gmod gmod gmod
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    Their site looks like something a 12 year old shit out I think they're just copyright trolls trying to scam money out of garry again
    looks like something from my vocational class. made in fireworks.
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  24. Post #24
    GMOD is actually what we call Garry's Mod for short, I'm not into changing that
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  25. Post #25
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    From their kickstarter page


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  26. Post #26
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    i hope garry shits all over them in a maelstrom of legal fury
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    From their kickstarter page




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    lmao seriously

    if you're going to make ANYTHING at least make god damned SURE its not already made

    and this program looks useless. It's mod management, but if you aren't a dumbass, managing mods program free is hyper easy. You don't need to buy some wonder program to install shit, and anyone with a brain knows this.

    Way to screw yourself over before you even had the program made, dildoe.

    Also, with Steam workshop being the ultimate mod managing tool, I really don't see the point now.
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  29. Post #29
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    I remember years ago I forgot the url of garry's mod hosting and simply went to www.gmod.com , Boy was I confused.
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    Garry's got my support.
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  31. Post #31
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    From their kickstarter page



    Someone should inform them of the irony.
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  33. Post #33
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    Their site looks like something a 12 year old shit out
    I think they're just copyright trolls trying to scam money out of garry again
    "my first photoshop brush preset pack"
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    Figures Chris Taylor would be into this...
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  35. Post #35
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    Yeah I'm with Garry, I don't see why they've decided to call it Gmod when there was clearly already something out there that people already widely recognize as Gmod.

    This just smells of patent troll.

    and force the community not to abbreviate Garry’s Mod to GMod.
    How the fuck is that even possible?

    duh, we don't need to know that you people are backing up garry, facepunch is pretty much the hangout of Garry Newman's defense force.
    You say that like there aren't people that bitch at Garry whenever he changes something on the forums or in the game.
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  36. Post #36
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    The community has been around longer than that guy's career, we've had the name first. He probably planned this from the beginning hoping Garry would just pay up to get it out of the way.

    Seeing Gmod on something else is kinda weird though, looks so odd.
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  37. Post #37
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    Way to shit on your brand name right from the start.

    Not the best kind of advertising.
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  38. Post #38
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    Force the community to stop referring to Gmod as Gmod?

    What the gmod is this gmodding gmod
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  39. Post #39
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    This is hilarious, the worst part is they'll probably get to drag it out in court for a while.

    On a related note, what ever happened to that forum that was actually about punching faces?
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  40. Post #40
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    A company who makes a client dedicated to mod content cannot seriously make the claim that Gmod has not been the shortened form of Garry's Mod for years. I'm thinking about all the times I talk about Garry's Mod in conversation with my friends and I am fairly certain we use "Gmod" exclusively because it's what everyone has called it for years and because it's shorter and easier to say. The nomenclature of their product seems like a troll move.
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