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ZeniMax files an injunction which could remove the Oculus Rift from sale

ZeniMax files an injunction which could remove the Oculus Rift from sale

ZeniMax files an injunction which could remove the Oculus Rift from sale

ZeniMax files an injunction which could remove the Oculus Rift from sale

 
ZeniMax has now filed an injunction over Oculus' use of the companies code, which could remove the Oculus Rift and many VR games from sale.
 
This comes after ZeniMax's legal victory against Oculus last month, where the company won a total of $500 million in damages, and it was found that Oculus was using ZeniMax's code without permission. This code is used not only in the Oculus SDK itself but has also been licensed to game developers who have used it to create games for both the Oculus Rift and Samsung's Gear VR.     
 
Injunction papers were filed yesterday in a Dallas court, which asked for products that used this disputed code to be removed fro sale, a move that can both take the Oculus Rift and a large collection of VR games off the market until the disputed code is removed.       
 
oculus claim that this original verdict was "legally flawed and factually inaccurate", though ZeniMax does state that through the use f expert testimony that the court found that there was "both literal and non-literal copying" and that Oculus engineers themselves admitted that they were using ZeniMax's copyrighted code. 

  

ZeniMax files an injunction which could remove the Oculus Rift from sale

 

If this injunction is passed, Oculus will be forced to remove the Oculus Rift from sale, which will be a major blow to the company. It is likely that Oculus has already ben working on removing this disputed code from their systems, though it will likely still take a considerable amount of time to get the Oculus Rift back on store shelves. 

Oculus' second option is to seek a settlement with ZeniMax that will allow them to continue using this disputed code, though again negotiations could last a significant amount of time before this dispute is resolved, again keeping the Oculus Rift off the market for a long time. 

  

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24-02-2017, 12:31:00

AngryGoldfish
From the evidence I've seen Oculus should be held responsible for the choices they collectively made. If they indeed use copyrighted code ZeniMax deserve credit for their work.Quote

24-02-2017, 13:49:36

NeverBackDown
Think this will hurt them more than the court ruling previously..Quote

24-02-2017, 14:23:06

Chrazey
Haha awesome!Quote

24-02-2017, 17:03:10

AlienALX
*popcorn*Quote

24-02-2017, 17:19:24

g0ggles1994
Oculus zuckerberged ZeniMax

Surprise surpriseQuote
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