A GROUP of developers who successfully ported the Lemmings source code from Palm OS to the Iphone and Palm Pre in less than 24 hours have received a letter from Sony's legal department.
The developers were a bit surprised to find out that, rather than thanking them for getting its famous Lemmings game to the great unwashed on Apple's shiny toys, Sony thought their accomplishment harmed its intellectual property.
The developers' blog said, "as much as we would love to have this title reach everyone, we have unfortunately been contacted and instructed by Sony's intellectual property and legal department to remove our Lemmings conversion from our websites and distribution channels."
It continued, "while [we] did this as a tribute to the game - we can only hope that Sony actually does a conversion for platforms like iPhone and Palm Pre in the near future."
Meanwhile the developers say that they will be chatting with Sony to "explore the rights for these platforms."
We wish them luck. Sony has pushed bigger lemmings off cliffs before. µ
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