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Court again orders 7 Studios to hand over source code to Scratch

Friday, 8th May 2009 22:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Los Angeles County Superior Court has once again ordered 7 Studios to relinquish the source code for its game engine over to Scratch: The Ultimate DJ’s developers.

Reiterating the April 20 ruling which prevents 7 Studios from discussing the Scratch DJ project with any other company, including Activision, the judge in the case sided once again with the plaintiffs when the code was not delivered as promised.

Jack O’Donnell, manager of Scratch and CEO if Numark said that when the code is finally handed over, the game’s development start up once again.

“We are very excited to finish Scratch: The Ultimate DJ,” he said. “We hope that this clear victory ends the delay tactics employed by the defendants to date to stop our game from being completed and brought to market.

“We will continue to vigorously pursue our damages case against Activision, 7 Studios and Peterson resulting from their actions to delay and take over the Scratch game. With the injunction order, we will also now be able to move forward to complete and launch our much anticipated Scratch game.”

More over on Kotaku.

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