Game developer lodges IP suit on mafia-themed NFTs

By Andrew Karpan (September 7, 2022, 10:08 p.m. EDT) – A Korean online role-playing game maker went to federal court in Seattle on Wednesday with charges that a Romanian developer it hired decided to repurpose the idea of ​​a mafia the video game universe to generate related non-fungible tokens that have already sold for over $3 million.

In federal court in Washington, lawyers for NC Interactive – the US subsidiary of video game giant NCSoft – demanded that Bucharest-based Amber Studio hand over at least $138,000 in royalties the Korean company says it owes on sales of NFTs that stem from ideas contained in a video game NC Interactive has…

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