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EA Files Lawsuit Against Zynga

Category: Gaming
Posted: 08:57AM

Electronic Arts has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Zynga over copyright laws. The lawsuit is the result of the Zynga game The Ville, which EA feels is too similar to The Sims Social, developed by Maxis. This isn't the first time that Zynga has been accused of copying ideas when developing its games, but this time it may have picked the wrong company to copy from. Maxis released a statement regarding the matter, "This is a case of principle. Maxis isn't the first studio to claim that Zynga copied its creative product. But we are the studio that has the financial and corporate resources to stand up and do something about it." Reggie Davis, general counsel for Zynga, has released a statement in response, "It's also ironic that EA brings this suit shortly after launching SimCity Social which bears an uncanny resemblance to Zynga's CityVille game." It will be interesting to see how this plays out as most companies that have accused Zynga of copyright infringement in the past have been small developers, while EA is one of the biggest companies in the industry.

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venomoc on August 4, 2012 09:30PM
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ET3D on August 6, 2012 03:32AM
I thought that copyright didn't address look and feel. If Zynga didn't use any EA code or art, what exactly is it infringing?

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