So, if you haven't already heard about this, Games Workshop, makers of Warhammer 40K, has started throwing their legal weight around lately, trying to convince everyone that they own the phrase "Space Marine".
The position of most people is that "Space Marine" was originally coined by Robert Heinlein, author of Starship Troopers. All of this wouldn't be a big deal if GW hadn't started trying to keep authors from using the phrase "Space Marine" through lawsuits, etc. Like this, for instance.
So, I saw this on the Internet the other day, and thought I'd repost it.
Tell your friends, and tell GW they can just shut their holes.