Zynga files countersuit against Electronic Arts over copyright infringement claims

Saturday, 15 September 2012 14:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Zynga has filed a countersuit against Electronic Arts, stating the copyright infringement suit it filed over The Ville has “no merit. Zynga’s counterclaim accuses EA of being “anticompetitive” and using ” unlawful business practices, including legal threats.” John Reseburg, an EA spokesman, told the New York Times the countersuit was “predictable subterfuge aimed at diverting attention from Zynga’s persistent plagiarism of other artists and studios.” EA’s suit is based on the claim that Zynga’s The Ville infringes upon Maxis’ The Sims Social.