Ubisoft Wants 'Assassin's Creed' Copyright Claims Offed

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT) -- Ubisoft Entertainment SA asked a California federal court on Wednesday to kill an author's allegations that the video game maker's popular “Assassin's Creed” infringes a copyrighted novel, saying the writer's claims cover generic aspects of the stories that can't be protected.

France-based Ubisoft filed suit seeking a judgment against claims made by John Beiswenger, who in April filed a separate complaint in Pennsylvania seeking damages of more than $5 million related to allegations that the “Assassin's Creed” game rips off portions of his novel “Link.” Ubisoft...
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