Activision Urges 9th Circ. Not To Revive 'Warcraft' IP Suit

Law360, San Francisco (December 10, 2015, 6:45 PM EST) -- Activision Blizzard Inc. on Thursday urged the Ninth Circuit not to revive a copyright lawsuit claiming the company illegally used an employee’s voice in the popular video game "World of Warcraft," arguing the work fell under the scope of her employment.

Former Blizzard employee Amanda Lewis is appealing a California federal judge’s decision to throw out her suit after finding the voice and song she recorded were “works-for-hire” and belonged to the company.

  During oral arguments in front of three Ninth Circuit judges, Blizzard attorney Marc E. Mayer emphasized that Lewis’ job description specifically mentioned “content creation” as one of...

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