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Marvel sues NCsoft over City of Heroes

Posted by Ben Krueger on Nov 14, 2004  | Comments

Marvel sues NCsoft over City of Heroes -

Gamespot is reporting that the legendary comic book company has filed suit against NCsoft for copyright infringement. Here is a portion of the story:

The subject of the legal action is City of Heroes, NCsoft and Cryptic's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Marvel is claiming that the character customization functionality in City of Heroes allows players to create superheroes that closely resemble trademarked Marvel characters. According to the AP, Marvel singled out a "mutant-based" clone of X-Men member Wolverine and "a gigantic, green, 'science-based tanker'-type hero that moves and behaves nearly identically" to the Hulk.

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