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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - August 04, 2012

EA Files Copyright Lawsuit Against Zynga

One of the giants of social gaming is being accused of copyright infringement by Electronic Arts (EA), which claims that certain key elements from their "The Sims Social" title have been blatantly copied in a competing product released by the alleged offender.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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