Video Game Cos. Can't Ax Blizzard, Valve Copyright Suit

By Nicole Narea (May 17, 2017, 9:32 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge denied mobile app publishers uCool and Lilith Games' bid for a quick win and sanctions in a copyright suit brought by video game giants Blizzard Entertainment and Valve Corp. alleging they infringed on a "World of Warcraft" spinoff, ruling Tuesday that uCool could not come to the defense of the open source developers who originated the game.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer dismissed game developers uCool Inc. and Lilith Games (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.'s allegations that Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and Valve Corp. did not have standing because they did not hold the copyrights to the "Warcraft"-themed video game...

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