Assassin’s Creed Sued for Copyright Infringement

Posted by | April 24, 2012

The popular video game series Assassin’s Creed has come under legal fire as a man claims the games steal the plot of his novel, Link. The novel apparently includes a device which allows the user to explore and relive ancestral memories, not unlike how Assassin’s Creed projects the player into the past. The Sentinel has the story.

2 Comments so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    April 24, 2012 6:13 am

    Of course, every game that features a spaceship isn’t coping Heinlein’s works, and every game that has sword-swing barbarians doesn’t pay royalties to Conan. If this suit is going to go anywhere, it needs to prove a thorough ripping-off, not just one guy’s opinion.

    That might be tricky.

  2. Helvetica
    April 24, 2012 11:12 am

    This really isn’t going to go anywhere broad tropes are common to all fiction and this is a sweeping generality of a literary device. We need a smoking memo or a draft manuscript showing direct involvement of the previous text before this has any merit.

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