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Never Fight The Force… You Will Lose

And especially so as the might of Disney will come down on you like a ton of bricks too.

Law 360 Report

‘Star Wars’ App Maker Infringed Copyrights, Judge Says

Law360 (July 2, 2018, 2:55 PM EDT) — Walt Disney Co.’s Lucasfilm Ltd. won a ruling Friday that the developer behind an unauthorized “Star Wars” app violated copyright law by using images from the movies to promote the game.

The ruling came in a broader case filed against Ren Ventures Ltd. over its launch of an app game called “Sabacc” — the same name as a fictional card game that’s at the center of the latest “Star Wars” film.

With accusations still pending that the app itself violates trademark law, Disney moved for a…

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