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Last summer, EA filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Zynga over their obvious Sims rip-off The Ville. Today, it's being reported that the lawsuit has been dismissed.
Zynga had also filed a counter-suit against EA, claiming that the publisher was preventing their employees from leaving for the mobile developer. Both lawsuits have been dismissed thanks to an out of court settlement. Details about what this settlement consists of were not revealed.
EA hasn't offered a public response, but Zynga has. Speaking to Gamasutra, a representative stated "EA and Zynga have resolved their respective claims and have reached a settlement of their litigation in the Northern District of California."
We'll update this story if EA offers a statement in response.
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I know a lot of stuff EA (online passes, micro-transactions) does is frowned upon. But I really hope Zynga loses a lot of money.
I bet EA just got a lot of money.
Of course Zynga settled, if they went to court
1) They would have spent a lot of money in court fees
2) They would have lost and then have to spend ever more.
So whatever they settled for I bet Zynga dropped there counter suit and payed out.
I don't like either company but Zynga needs to die.
As much as I hat EA's business practices (seriously, just watch this video: www.youtube.com/watch) it's nice to see Zyngas constant plagiarism finally being punished.
One of the two evils ended up losing. So, good?
Zynga needs to die in a hole. Honestly.
like Danny responded I can't believe that some one can earn $6101 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you read this site... http://www.snag4.com
Well, guess the picture above pretty much says where that lawsuit came from. . .
They both look very similar. Did Zynga think that no one would notice?