Greensfelder client GC2 reaches settlement in gaming copyright dispute
After a trial victory earlier this year against a group of gaming industry defendants for copyright infringement and related claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Greensfelder client GC2 Incorporated has reached a global settlement agreement that successfully ends a years-long dispute. Read the press release about the settlement here.
"IP rights for small privately-held companies have value, and I was honored by the opportunity to provide a voice for GC2 in the courtroom and humbled by the jury’s response,” Cenar said after the settlement was announced. GC2 is a privately-held gaming software development company located in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois.
The case was the subject of a February 2019 jury trial that resulted in a $20.7 million judgment for GC2 involving infringement of copyrights for artwork and graphics for video reel casino slot machine games. As part of this judgment, the judge also awarded a $1.7 million statutory damages award under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and a Permanent Injunction and Order of Destruction. The final amended judgment in the case, GC2 Inc. v. International Game Technology et al. 2019, can be read here.