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EA files copyright infringement suit against Zynga
EA files copyright infringement suit against Zynga

Electronic Arts has filed a copyright infringement suit against Zynga, alleging that the social gaming company's "The Ville" misappropriated EA's "The Sims Social" game. In a blog post explaining the lawsuit, Lucy Bradshaw, head of the studio that created "Sims Social," outlined why EA contends that Zynga "ripped off" its intellectual property. EA launched its "Sims Social" game on Facebook in August 2011. Zynga released "The Ville" 10 months later. "When 'The Ville' was introduced in June 2012, the infringement of 'The Sims Social' was unmistakable to those of us at Maxis as well as to players...

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