Game Maker Can't Hit Jackpot In Copyright Suit, Jury Hears

Law360 (February 1, 2019, 9:49 PM EST) -- Illinois-based game maker GC2 Inc. is asking for about $15 million to compensate it for video slot game artwork that was used in online games, even though it didn't infringe its copyrights and isn't worth nearly that much, an Illinois federal jury heard Friday.

During closing arguments before U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly, slot game technology maker International Game Technology PLC's lawyer Eric Macey told jurors that GC2 is asserting rights over 2-dimensional artwork used by IGT and its former subsidiary DoubleDown Interactive LLC. But GC2 cannot even prove the art, used in online games like "Pharaoh's Fortune" and "Coyote Moon," is...

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