Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

Blogging about Windows since before Vista became a bad word

An Obvious Case of Blatant IP Theft

imageI know this is a blog about Windows, but this item is Microsoft-related, so I thought I’d indulge myself. I was on Facebook a little bit ago, wasting time that could have been spent on coding or something, and I came across this ad, pictured at left. Does anything about it look vaguely familiar?

Yep, that’s right, it’s from Halo 3. Need a closer look? try this on for size:I’d even be willing to bet that the image I’m linking to is the exact one they used to make their ad. Note the bottom is cut off past the point where the spires start to come out of the ground.

Now, I’m no attorney, but I’m pretty sure this image is Microsoft’s intellectual property. Somehow I doubt they’d be very happy with this, if only I could figure out who is doing the advertising (I flagged the ad on Facebook before I clicked the link, stupid, I know).