Message #465

From: Roice Nelson <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Wikipedia
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2008 14:23:10 -0500

Melinda will be able to answer better, but when I first made the MagicCube5D
page, I remember she told me a subtle distinction that is important is to
call the puzzles an analog. This is why the top of the MC5D page reads
"5-dimensional analog of Rubik’s cube" instead of "5D Rubik’s Cube". This
avoids calling our puzzles directly by their patented name.


On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 12:55 PM, phi1p6180 <> wrote:

> Just a question for developers of MC4D and MC5D. I’ve been expanding
> the spanish wikipedia article on rubiks cube, and now it also mentions
> and links to the superliminal page. But I thought since there is an
> article on nearly all Rubik’s Cube variations, there ought to be one
> about this analogs. So I’d like to make an article called "Cubo de
> Rubik supradimensional" which translates Supradimetional Rubik’s Cube.
> My question is, since I’ve heard you’ve had some pattent conflicts
> with the Rubik’s patent holder I’d want to know if that name seems ok
> with you. I don’t know how US law is about patents, but in Mexico you
> are allowed to write about and use generic stuff without being the
> patent holder.
> Oscar