Atari Interactive has issued a cease and desist to the owner of atari2600.org, a website dedicated to showing off independent, non-commercial programming efforts for the Atari 2600 console.
According to the Atari User blog
, atari2600.org 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.