33 posts and columns on copyright infringement
News Bytecopyright infringement lawsuit it filed against Zynga, which claims that The Ville is an ”unmistakable copy” of The Sims Social, is not just about EA, but all the other companies that have felt ripped off by the social games giant. “A number of these things have happened before related to Zynga, but there’s never been a company that has the wherewithal and the resources to take it to the next level. We do,” EA COO Peter Moore told EuroGamer. Zynga plans a staunch defense.
News ByteZynga, 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.
Google has won its long-running case against Viacom, which accused the search giant’s YouTube of massive copyright infringement. Viacom promises to appeal the federal court ruling, which says that the video site is indeed protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It’s a really big deal.