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.
Greensfelder attorneys Kara E.F. Cenar, Kevin F. Hormuth, Susan Meyer and Kirsten Moder Ahmad and paralegal Mary E. Illig played key roles in representing GC2 in this case.
"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.
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