What We Know and What We Don't About PUBG's Legal Fight With Fortnite In Korea
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What We Know and What We Don’t About PUBG’s Legal Fight With Fortnite In Korea

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 03: A gamer plays the video game ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ developed by People Can Fly and Epic Games. Fortnite is an online video game of survival and construction available on consoles, PC and, recently, on iPhone. Released in July 2017, it has been growing in popularity in recent months. Fortnite, which brings together more than 40 million players each month around the world, brings a fortune to its creators. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images) The Korean Times reported that South Korean game developer and Bluehole subsidiary PUBG Corporation filed a copyright lawsuit in South Korea in January against Epic Games. According to the report, the lawsuit asserts that Epic’s video game title Fortnite infringes upon copyright-protected content found in PUBG Corporation’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ( PUBG ). Not much is known about the specifics of the claims because neither party were willing to comment on the case. Bluehole issued a statement in September that it had concerns over similarities between the two games and the replication of PUBG ‘s experience by Fornite . Tensions between the two game producers did not flare up until Epic incorporated a battle royale mode into Fortnite and there does not appear […]


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