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Dead Rising-Romero legal spat escalates in US

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According to this, a legal dispute between New Line Cinema and Capcom over "similarities" between Dawn of the Dead and Xbox 360 game Dead Rising is heating up. Capcom has filed a letter to an LA court saying that "humans battling zombies in a shopping mall" is a "wholly unprotectible idea" by copyright standards after New Line originally complained about similarities between the two properties.

The two parties have been in talks about the matter for some time, according to that piece, but have obviously failed to reach a resolution.

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