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Report: Atari Sends Cease And Desist To Hobbyist Site For Using Company Name

Report: Atari Sends Cease And Desist To Hobbyist Site For Using Company Name

August 23, 2011 | By Tom Curtis

Atari Interactive has issued a cease and desist to the owner of, a website dedicated to showing off independent, non-commercial programming efforts for the Atari 2600 console.

According to the Atari User blog, has been owned since 2000 by Andrew Davie, who has used the site for years as a personal showcase for his Atari-related programming projects.

The company wants Davie to relinquish the domain name for his site, on the grounds that it contains the "Atari" brand name -- while neither party has announced a resolution to the dispute, the site remains inaccessible as of this writing.

Atari User reports that the company also recently threatened to sue Starsoft Berlin [German language], a non-commercial German fan site dedicated to producing demo disks for the Atari 800.

Last July, Atari filed a lawsuit against Tommo Inc., a company that allegedly sold illegal knockoffs of the Atari Flashback 2 console.

The company also recently announced a number of new senior management appointments aimed at transitioning the company's focus to the mobile and social gaming business.

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