Games Workshop has hit the larger blogs and news sites outside the hobby in a big way over the last day or two, and not in a good way.
They are currently pursuing an attempt to trademark "Space Marine", and are being as ridiculous and idiotic as that makes them sound, having come to the attention of the wider media for issuing a takedown notice against Spots the Space Marine.
The internet seems doubly stired up, firstly over the idea that GW has any proper claim on a term that's been around since way before the Adeptus Astartes, with a long history in SF, and for the bullying, dickish manner they've pursued this.
Here's the most recent io9 article, and on Boing Boing. GW really need to put a stop to this, with a proper announcement, and take a bit more consideration of what falls under their remit.
UPDATE (07/02/13 19:37GMT) And so it starts to snowball, as chronicled by The Mary Sue.
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