NCSoft Suing NetMarble For Infringing Lineage II Copyright

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor November 7, 2016
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NCSoft is apparently a tad upset with one of its partners. Netmarble, the company that NCSoft had been working on Lineage II: Revolution with, is now being sued for copyright infringement. The suit claims that Netmarble took elements from the Lineage II IP to use in its mobile game Aden without permission.

According to MMOCulture, who broke the story, Netmarble contends that no infringment has occurred on their part due to the fact that Aden is a mobile game. However, that claim does seem a bit odd as Lineage II: Revolution is a mobile game.

It will be interesting to see how this will impact the partnership and any further work on Revolution. We'll just have to wait and see.

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In this article: ncsoft, Lineage II, netmarble.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (4)

Merkadis 4 years ago
Netmarble was recognized by me as a pile of stinking sh!t a long time ago.
Once long ago they quite badly messed up a game that had decent potential and when everyone complained about it on the closed beta forums they just closed up shop and ran with a tail between their legs... How fitting.
Total suckers hands down, i don't get how marbles managed to attach their sorry hides to NCguys and why NCguys allowed that leech to attach itself to them..

Marbles must have licked a lot of boots and kissed a lot more arses to achieve that.
Heh, evidently the only thing they're good at.

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ASD 4 years ago
The developer needs to either be original with their product or they need to request permission from the company before they use their work because this is out of control and why the MMO genre sucks and people complain about games looking like copies of other games.

Star 4 years ago
The developer are just doing what ever they want with their game and taking other people work on there game by Copying the same element in there own game without asking permission. The developer are out of control for real.


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