Video game developer Frogwares is no stranger to publisher-related controversies, but in accusing its former publisher Nacon (Big Ben Interactive) of deliberately hacking and modifying its game, The Sinking City, so as to resell it without their knowledge, things have gotten a bit...strange.
A ton of contract and intellectual property "madness" to break down here. Let's, ahem, "dive" in.
You've lost that Sinking City, now it's gone, gone, gone...in Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
"Frogwares has not created the version of [The Sinking City]..."
Tweet - February 26, 2021 - Frogwares
"How Nacon Cracked and Pirated The Sinking City"
Frogwares Blog - March 1, 2021
"The Sinking City is Being Delisted. Here’s Why"
Frogwares Blog - August 25, 2020
Big Ben/Nacon Termination Letter
21 April 2020
"A Lawyer Reads...A Game Publishing Agreement"
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"Circumvention of copyright protection systems"
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