EA Owes 'Madden' Coder Millions For Stolen Code, Jury Hears

Law360, San Francisco (July 9, 2013, 5:58 PM EDT) -- Electronic Arts Inc. owes the original “Madden NFL” video game programmer millions in royalties after copying his field design and football plays for later installments, a California federal jury heard Tuesday during opening statements in the second phase of the contract case against the game giant.  

When Robin Antonick programmed the first game of the popular franchise in 1988 for the Apple II, his field was a nonstandard size — 80 yards wide, rather than the regulation 53 yards — and all of the plays were coded...
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