Valve Wins Cyber Café Suit

Steam News has word that Valve has won a summary judgment in its Cyber Café copyright infringement lawsuit:
Valve today announced the U.S. Federal District Court in Seattle, WA granted its motion for summary judgment on the matters of Cyber Café Rights and Contractual Limitation of Liability in its copyright infringement suit with Sierra/Vivendi Universal Games. Click here to read the judge's order.
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vivendi is screwed
Nov 29, 2004, 22:40
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vivendi is screwed Nov 29, 2004, 22:40
Nov 29, 2004, 22:40
 
Dr Evil:

here's some interesting tidbits, tho I don't understand all the limitations:

II.2. - "Plaintiff (Valve) may recover copyright damages for any infringement as allowed by law."
II.3. - "Plaintiff may recover any general damages for breach of the 2001 Agreement."

Viviendi is somewhat screwed. They pirated Half-Life when they bulk distributed it to cyber-cafe's.

I think some of the limitations would allow Valve out of their Vivendi contract. IANAL but I think that's going to not be settled until after the court case.

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