Capcom Prevails In Battle Of Flesh-Eating Zombies

Law360, New York (October 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A copyright lawsuit filed by the producers of the 1978 zombie film “Dawn of the Dead” over Capcom Co. Ltd.'s 2006 zombie video game “Dead Rising” has been savagely torn limb from limb by a federal judge, who found that there are no substantial similarities between the two works.

On Monday, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Capcom's motion to dismiss all state and federal copyright and trademark claims by The MKR Group Inc., which holds the...
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