9th Circ. OKs Sony Win In ‘God Of War’ Copyright Feud

Law360, San Diego (July 29, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday upheld a ruling that Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.'s popular video game “God of War” did not infringe copyrights held by a pair of screenwriters whose works also tell the tale of a heroic quest set in motion by the Greek gods.

In a brief order, the three-judge panel said it adopted the California federal court’s well-reasoned opinion handed down against the screenwriters last year. The plaintiffs, Jonathan Bissoon-Dath and Jennifer Dath, filed suit in February 2008, accusing Sony and the...
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