Neoseeker : News : Ubisoft, Gametrailers sued over Assassin's Creed plot elements
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Aussie Legend Apr 18, 12
Oh god not this shit again -_- Its physically impossible to check every single shred of media in all of history to determine if an idea you want in your game is somewhat similar to one used in a book that no one has read from 10 years ago >

Also, there is no reason Gametrailers should be involved here.
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Invidia Apr 18, 12
Interesting that this comes on the advent of the fourth game in the series. If he was so interested in his own IP, you'd think he'd have blown the horn on the first game.

A more suspicious part of me knows that some people will purposefully wait for a series to accrue more wealth and fame before suing for infringement. At this peak, the "victim" can sue for far more in damages and punitive costs, and therefore settle for a larger sum.

In reality, he probably didn't even know that the series's underlying plot revolves around a distant descendant transferring his conscious back to his ancestors. In all the Assassin's Creed commercials, it's just a story about a solitary assassin in the past.

Anyway, I suspect they'll settle out of court and we'll never hear of this again.
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jkoftekian Apr 18, 12
I agree with both of your points Invidia and Aussie Legend

Frankly, the animus is only a small part of the story. If he is going to sue fir copyright infringement on looking into ancestors pasts- he better be ready to sue science for suggesting that dna offers that possibility . He wasnt really the first to imply that dna offers the memories or skills and traits of your ancestors..science was.

Nevertheless, he's just trying to make a quick buck and will soon realize he's lost this fight to a team of well paid lawyers of ubisoft and gametrailers.
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Wakaman Apr 18, 12
Ahaha, this is hilarious. Please, I bet if one searched even "his plot" will be around before he used it.

Pitiful how he waits until now to do something, he doesn't even try to mask his intentions.

Also lol at Gaemtrailers being sued because they promote the story, might aswell go after Youtube and every site that hosts the videos in that case.
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Haleyeah59 Apr 18, 12
If you want to hear something funny, the guy stole the name Link from Nintendo. You know that was copyrighted. LOL
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Abyss Raider Apr 18, 12
Yeah let's attempt to kill an awesome franchise because it kind of sounds like my book and I want money and cred...
I want proof that they read his book and willingly knew they were stealing this "idea" of his. Honestly even with his explenation, the only thing I see similar between his book and AC is the machine that can read DNA... But like jkoftekian said, that idea could have spawned from something they read or watched from a science documentary.
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