Brazilian Social Games Company Pays Zynga to Settle Copyright Issues

San Francisco-based Zynga, which is on track to go public next week, has settled a lawsuit against Vostu, a social-game maker in Brazil that Zynga accused of copyright infringement. In a joint statement, the two said: “As part of the settlement, Vostu made a monetary payment to Zynga and made some changes to four of its games.” Terms were not disclosed. Vostu claims to be the largest social game company in Brazil and is backed by Accel Partners, Tiger Technology Global Management, Intel Capital and General Catalyst Partners.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik