Markus Persson, also known as Notch, is the brain behind the blockbuster indie game Minecraft, but he’s also no stranger to lawsuits. Outrage erupted across the internet last year when The Elder Scrolls’ Bethesda Softworks sued Notch over the use of the word “scrolls” in a new game he was developing.
This time however the case is over a piece of software used for preventing access to authorized data. Notch doesn’t seem too concerned and has been joking about it on Twitter. The company suing him is named Uniloc and if you haven’t heard of them, apparently they do this sort of thing a lot. Microsoft settled with them for a rumored 100 million.
Uniloc may or may not have a case, especially considering that in their filing which Notch uploaded here they called his game “Mindcraft.” If they win though, it could lead to a new era of indie developers being harassed by lawsuits. Maybe Notch will challenge them to a game of Counterstrike for the patent like he did with Bethesda.