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news in www.polygonmag.com
SNK Playmore Wins Lawsuit
By Dennis Day, News Editor
Published January 15, 2004 -- 06:43 pm CDT
SNK Playmore has won a civil lawsuit against rival game developer Aruze. An Osaka District Court has ruled that Aruze infringed copyrights held by SNK over several Pachinko games released for the arcade and PlayStation 2. As a result, Aruze has reportedly been ordered to pay 5.64 billion yen ($53 million) in damages. SNK originally filed their lawsuit last February and the company plans to pursue further litigation against Aruze to recover additional damages.