Monday, August 20, 2007

Founder Sues Blizzard Over Font Copyright Infringements

Xinhua news reported about California-based Blizzard Entertainment (owned by Vivendi, a French media and telecom company) being sued by Chinese font producer Founder Electronics at the Beijing Municipal Higher People's Court, because of alleged font copyright infringements in its massively multiplayer online (mmo) games World of Warcraft.

"A statement from Founder Electronics said five fonts from its database were used without authorization in the popular on-line fantasygame World of Warcraft (WoW), resulting in losses of one billion yuan."

Despite these alleged losses of one billion yuan, Founder Electronics claims 100 million yuan for lost earnings, because of non-authorised use of the fonts of Chinese characters.

Read the Xinhua article on the site of in English here.

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