“Dear Laser Enthusiasts,
This announcement is to let the laser community know that our laser
hobby is currently under attack. Last month, we received a cease
and desist letter from Lucasfilm demanding that we discontinue,
recall and modify our laser products they referred to as
“lightsabers” or face imminent legal action.
CNN – ‘Star Wars’ creator says laser too much like lightsaber
Lasers are have a wide variety of applications in the scientific,
medical, and industrial fields. We cannot allow George Lucas to
threaten the livelihood and freedom of laser and flashlight
technology. Science developed from decades of research should not
be owned by science fiction.
O jesus, you’d think they’d have a clue…
Bad publicity is generally not worth the effort. But apparently Lucasfilms will do anything to “protect” their image…More likely, they are pissed that they didn’t think of the idea first.
I hope my laser ships soon.