PUBG, or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, developer Krafton has filed a lawsuit against the developer and publisher of Free Fire, Garena, for making a clone of its battle royale game. The company has also sued Apple and Google for distributing the rip-off versions of its game. In addition to suing Google for distributing Free Fire and other clone apps, Krafton also accuses Google of hosting YouTube videos with the gameplay of the two games in question, as well as “numerous posts containing a feature-length Chinese film that is nothing more than a blatantly infringing live-action dramatization of Battlegrounds.”
The complaint was filed with Los Angeles federal court on Monday. It accuses Garena of using several copyrighted aspects of PUBG: Battlegrounds in Free Fire, “including its game structure and in-game items, equipment, and locations.”
Free Fire and Free Fire Max extensively copy numerous aspects of Battlegrounds, both individually and in combination, including Battlegrounds’ copyrighted unique game opening “air drop” feature, the game structure and play, the combination and selection of weapons, armor, and unique objects, locations, and the overall choice of color schemes, materials, and textures.
Krafton accuses that Garena has earned millions of dollars from sales of in-app purchases content and subsequently, Google and Apple have earned millions of dollars thanks to the commission it charges. The company even went on to share some images depicting the similarities between the two apps.
Garena Fire Fire had over 100 million daily users at the end of 2021, 2020, and 2019. In addition, the company proudly touted that Free Fire was the most downloaded mobile game globally. Krafton says that Garena earned more than $2 billion in 2020, with $100 million of this figure coming from the United States.
And this move isn’t coming out of anywhere. Krafton says that on December 21st, it asked Garena to “immediately stop its exploitation of Free Fire and Free Fire Max”. However, Garena simply refused. It asked Apple and Google to stop distributing these games, however, both the apps continue to be available on Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
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Razer Blade 14
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Razer Blade 14
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OnePlus 10 Pro
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OnePlus 10 Pro
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Samsung Q80B QLED 4K Smart TV
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Samsung has announced tons of new products; the best part is that they are already available for purchase. Of course, there are many ways for you to get your hands on a new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, or a new pair of Galaxy Buds2 Pro, but we have found better alternatives that will help you get incredible savings.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
The latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with the most powerful Qualcomm SoC, a wider display, a better hinge mechanism, and many significant upgrades over its predecessor.
For instance, you can head over to Verizon.com, where you will find that you can buy a new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in your choice of Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, or Blue, starting at just $27.77/mo for 36 months when you purchase your new foldable on Verizon Device Payment.
If you want Samsung’s most potent and largest foldable, then you should know that you can get the Galaxy Z Fold 4 for just $49.99/mo for the same period of time with Verizon’s Device Payment. You just have to choose your favorite color option among Verizon’s three options: Greygreen, Phantom Black, and Beige.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
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