Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Don't you dare cross Pac-Man!

Or Bally Midway for that matter. I apologize but I'm hoping that if you click the picture above you will get the large version as this flyer was sent out to arcades concerning all the "clone" or pirate copies of the Pac-Man game during its intial heyday.

Just in case you cannot embiggen the picture this is what it says,

" Theft is no trifiling matter. We cannot permit anyone to steal or copy our creations. We'll pull no punches to protect our rights.

Bally Midway Mfg. Co. and our growing family of licensees have a lot invested in Pac-Man and in the whole wonderful world of Pac-Man games, symbols and products. We have acted forcefully to halt production, distribution and sale of unlicensed products and will continue to pursue any manufacturer, distributor or retailer who tries to infringe on our rights.

Our proprietary rights encompass Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man-the delightful, color-changing, combatant-chasing monsters-the dotted maze-the fruit symbols-and all the rest of Pac-Man's world. They are without exception the copyright and trademark properties of Bally Midway Mfg. Co.

We're happy to help you profit from our success-fairly. Just come over to our corner."

Wow...I just like the picture up above...the ghosts in the left hand corner worrying as they gaze upon Pac-Man in the boxing ring.

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