PUBG parent company Krafton sues Apple, Google, and Garena over copyright in Free Fire

PUBG: Battlegrounds' "game structure, in-game items, equipment, and locales," according to the South Korean business, have been replicated in the smartphone game.

According to a Reuters report, Krafton, the parent company of the PUBG, is suing Apple, Google, and Garena for copyright infringement by the mobile battle royale game Free Fire. PUBG parent company Krafton sues Apple, Google, and Garena over copyright in Free Fire

PUBG: Battlegrounds’ “game structure, in-game items, equipment, and locales,” according to the South Korean business, have been replicated in the smartphone game. While Garena is being sued for creating the game, Google and Apple are being sued for distributing Free Fire through their own app stores.

PUBG parent company Krafton sues Apple, Google, and Garena over copyright in Free Fire

Free Fire and Free Fire Max are two games produced by Garena that are among the most popular in the battle arena category of mobile games.

Krafton has filed a large lawsuit against these three firms in US District Court in California. Furthermore, Krafton has accused Google of hosting “many articles featuring a feature-length Chinese film that is nothing more than a brazenly infringing live-action dramatisation of Battlegrounds” as well as gameplay recordings of these alleged copies.

Also Read: PUBG: Battlegrounds to go free-to-play on January 12, 2022

Krafton had initially asked Garena, Apple, and Google to stop distributing the game in December, according to the article. The corporation has filed a lawsuit in a California district court to stop the game and recoup “damages,” which it claims include Garena’s revenues from the game’s sales.

As per the reports, Krafton has said the following:

“Free Fire and Free Fire Max extensively copy numerous aspects of Battlegrounds, both individually and in combination, including Battlegrounds’ copyrighted unique game opening “air drop” feature, the game structure and play, the combination and selection of weapons, armor, and unique objects, locations, and the overall choice of color schemes, materials, and textures.”

This isn’t the first time Krafton has filed a lawsuit against a company for allegedly plagiarising its PUBG IP. Epic Games was sued by the corporation in 2018 over “many similarities” between PUBG and Fortnite. In the same year, it took action against NetEase over two of its mobile games, Rules of Survival and Knives Out, for similar reasons. All three games are available for download right now.

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