EA Calls Zynga Facebook Game A Ripoff Of 'The Sims'

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT) -- Video game developer giant Electronic Arts Inc. on Friday accused San Francisco-based social network gaming company Zynga of copyright infringement for its Facebook Inc. online game "The Ville" that allegedly copies features of EA’s own Facebook game "The Sims Social."

In a complaint filed in California federal court, EA said that Zynga’s "The Ville," released on Facebook in June, had copied its own game so closely that it was “nearly indistinguishable” from "The Sims Social," which was developed by EA’s Maxis studio, released on Facebook in...
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