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NCsoft Versus TERA

A lawsuit filed by NCsoft against Bluehole Studio seeks to prevent the planned launch of TERA, Bluehole's upcoming MMORPG, reports MMO Culture (thanks Rock, Paper, Shotgun). There's a post on the TERA Forums saying "It's our policy not to comment on legal matters," and here's word on the lawsuit explaining that NCsoft is alleging theft of trade secrets:

The current lawsuit claims that the U.S. version of Tera makes use of NCsoft's trade secrets, including documents, source code, artwork and know-how related to the development on Lineage 3, and copyrighted works, including concept art created for Lineage 3.

It also asserts claims of breach of confidence, unfair competition and unjust enrichment.

The suit seeks temporary and permanent injunctions blocking the release of Tera in the U.S., as well as enhanced damages for Bluehole's alleged misconduct.

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5. Re: NCsoft Versus TERA Jan 26, 2012, 22:17 Agent.X7
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 20:54:
Popcorn ready... if ncsofts claims are right this could end very badly for Terra devs

Their claims have already been verified in a court in Korea. Former NCSoft employees stole data and left Lineage 3 to develop Tera. Those former employees were convicted in criminal cases and also lost civil cases. Both cases are on appeal, but Bluehole went ahead and launched Tera anyway. They are trying to make bucks while playing the court system.
 
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