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PUBG: Krafton is suing Google and Apple for turning a blind eye to mobile clones of their game

PUBG: Krafton is suing Google and Apple for turning a blind eye to mobile clones of their game

Legal documents transmitted by TechCrunch Y eurogamer to mention “a deliberate and out of control copyright infringement“and stipulate that the Korean will seek financial compensation from the target companies.

Garena is behind the series of titles Free shot, described by Krafton as “barely invented pirate clones from Battlegrounds“and the first part of which had already been the subject of legal action. The aptly named Free Fire: Battlegrounds This is how it reached mobile phones shortly after the launch of PUBG in 2017, and an agreement was reached between the two parties following this dispute, in Singapore. Nothing, however, authorized Garena to continue marketing his license, and even less to make a new episode of it. However, that’s what the study did with Free fire MAX and what ultimately brought Krafton to court in the United States.

The company actually explains that Garena won “hundreds of millions of dollars“Brutally copying multiple elements and mechanics from its flagship game, but it goes further. As we said in the introduction, digital giants Apple and Google are also among the players Krafton is targeting. The Korean publisher explains that neither have removed the games. from their online store, as they would have been asked to do last December, adding that they had both largely taken their share of the sales of these titles through their respective commission systems. Krafton also points to YouTube, and therefore to Google again, to show the game. videos Free shot.

Krafton believes that he has the right to claim the profits generated by the sale of these clones, in proportion. “to be demonstrated during the trialHowever, it is very possible that this conflict will be resolved much earlier, behind closed doors and with checkbook in hand.

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