The ongoing copyright legal dispute between Krafton and NetEase continues.
Both companies are headed to court in California over allegations that NetEase’s games Knives Out (and the now discountinued Rules of Survival) plagiarized Krafton’s PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). The situation came about in April 2018, then was settled in March 2019. However, Krafton claims that NetEase violated the terms of that settlement in October of that year.
NetEase did acknowledge one violation in court, and then corrected such. The company added that the matter was unlikely to happen again. However, Krafton argues that there were multiple breaches.
A San Francisco Superior Court Judge stated that this is a disagreement over unclear wording between the companies, but also stated: “PUBG has shown 'a significant likelihood that it will prevail on the merits of its claims for breach of contract.’”
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Matthew “dinofries” D'Onofrio is a writer, content creator, podcaster and — most importantly — a gamer. With such a strong passion for video games and a severe case of FOMO, it's no surprise he always has his finger on the pulse of the gaming world. On the rare occasion Matt's away from a screen, you'll find him strumming away on his acoustic guitar or taking care of his cat Totoro.
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