iSuit: 'America's Premier Puzzlemaster' Sues Apple for Allegedly Parking In His Spot (So to Speak)
|Don Rubin's original 1977 puzzle; the goal is to get the black car out of the lot in the fewest possible moves|
Back in 1977, Rubin crafted a parking lot-related puzzle titled "Lots of Luck"; the cars probably ran on leaded gas and quite a few still had fins, but the concept holds today. So it came as a surprise to Rubin when Apple launched an iPhone application called "parking lot." You can see Rubin's 32-year-old puzzle here and the iPhone app here. And, naturally, you can see Rubin's lawsuit, filed last week in San Francisco Superior Court, here.
|The iPhone app 'Parking Lot'|
It did occur to him how similar the two games are -- and his suit asks for relief under the Copyright Act.
H/T | CourthouseNews.com