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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