'Sonic' Comic Artist Says Sega Swiped Ideas For Game

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT) -- An artist who penned comic books featuring the Sonic the Hedgehog character for over a decade sued Sega of America Inc. on Friday, accusing the company of stealing his copyrighted ideas for use in a recent video game.

Kenneth W. Penders II, an artist and writer who was contracted by a Sega licensee to produce comic books based on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, said in California district court that Sega and video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. unfairly used characters, plot points, themes and other...
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Case Title

Kenneth W Penders IIv. Sega of America Inc et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-08173

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Otis D. Wright, II

Date Filed

October 3, 2011

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