New York Times, Without a Hint of Irony, Files DCMA Takedowns Against Wordle Clones

Jason Koebler, 404 Media:

The New York Times has filed a series of copyright takedown requests against Wordle clones and variations in which it asserts not just ownership over the Wordle name but over the broad concepts and mechanics of the word game, which includes its “5×6 grid” and “green tiles to indicate correct guesses.”

The Times’ two most recent ideas for games were blatantly ripped from “Only Connect” but, sure, some random people on GitHub are irrevocably diluting Wordle’s reputation. It is shaping up to be a big week for bullies.