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Wed, May 27, 2009 | 14:43 BST
What the world needs is more music-related tat to clutter up the fragile lives of normal people. Thankfully, then, Numark and Genius showed the Scratch: The Ultimate DJ controller today, ahead of an E3 showing next week.
We thought this was on a sticky wicket? Anyway. Press release and shots after the break.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 14:42 BST
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.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 | 06:00 BST
Activision has been ordered to return code for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ to developer Genius.
The ruling came as part of the same hearing that said last week that there “no evidence of wrongdoing” on the part of Activision in the case.
“There is evidence that…7 Studios has a duty to return the work product, source code, and software of the plaintiff [Genius],” said the judge in the hearing, as reported by Gamespot.
The judge added, talking to Activision’s lawyer: “It is actually very straightforward. They hired you. They have terminated the deal. Their agreement requires return of materials. No matter how you slice this banana, they are entitled to the work product back. I don’t know why your client would want to continue working on a project for which they have been terminated.”
Why indeed. The judge wrapped things up in an apparently testy manner.
“You [Activision] turn over the source code, and then if you want it back, you can argue on May 6th as to why you should get it back. I can’t under any circumstance think why you would be entitled to keep the source code.”
And added: “Show me anywhere where you can refuse to turn over source code because it incorporates your pre-existing tools and technology. … They can use it for any purpose. It is theirs. It belongs to them. They paid $6 million for it. I’m done.”
The complaint against Activision and 7 Studios alleges that the companies conspired to withhold and delay the release of Scratch: The Ultimate DJ.