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The List: Five Memorable MMO Lawsuits

Posted Sep 01, 2009 by Dana Massey

The List: Five Memorable MMO Lawsuits

Everyone knows that corporations like to sue each other, and MMO companies are no exception. This week, Jon looks at five memorable MMO lawsuits.

Jon Wood

Last week, when we learned that MMO development studio Turbine had taken legal action against well known publisher Atari over issues surrounding the Dungeons and Dragons license, it got me thinking about MMO lawsuits of the past.

While many of us would like to think of MMOs as games and leave it at that, it seems as though there are constant reminders that behind these beloved games thrives a multi-million dollar industry. One of the most vivid reminders of the harsh reality of games as business are the inevitable lawsuits that come from it. With that said, there’s a light at the end of the litigation tunnel. That light being the fact that while I’m sure the game companies and individuals involved take their lawsuits very seriously, there’s often some humor to be found among them.

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