Epic Games' Rival Can't Kick $9M Code-Copying Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (January 6, 2014, 3:55 PM EST) -- A Fourth Circuit panel on Monday affirmed video game giant Epic Games Inc.’s $9.2 million judgment against game developer Silicon Knights Inc., ruling Epic was entitled to damages for both breach of contract and copyright infringement after Silicon Knights deliberately copied Epic’s code.

In an unpublished, per curiam opinion, the court rejected Silicon Knights' argument that the jury award was an impermissible double recovery because the damages claims arose from the same set of facts: Silicon Knights' unauthorized use of Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to make...
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