Zynga files countersuit against Electronic Arts over copyright infringement claims

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

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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments

Headlines

Maxis

The Sims Social

  • EA to shutter The Sims Social and other Facebook games

    The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society are all facing the chop, developer and publisher EA has confirmed. The company intends to close down all three games due to slumping player activity.

  • EA and Zynga settle lawsuit over The Ville

    EA and Zynga have settled over claims that the Zynga’s “The Ville” infringed on EA’s “The Sims Social,” reports Bloomberg. The report states the actual contents of the settlement were not reveled, only that both parties had reached a settlement. Back in August 2012, EA filed a copyright infringement suit over the social game maker’s […]

The Ville

  • EA and Zynga settle lawsuit over The Ville

    EA and Zynga have settled over claims that the Zynga’s “The Ville” infringed on EA’s “The Sims Social,” reports Bloomberg. The report states the actual contents of the settlement were not reveled, only that both parties had reached a settlement. Back in August 2012, EA filed a copyright infringement suit over the social game maker’s […]

  • EA's Sims lawsuit against Zynga is a "close call": Wedbush

    EA’s Sims lawsuit against Zynga, which claims the social giant ripped off The Sims Social will its own The Ville, isn’t a clear win in the eyes of investment bank Wedbush Morgan.