Sunday, January 14, 2007

Call of Duty: The Lawsuit

Gamasutra has great article up exposing some of the dark underbelly of the game industry. Basically lawsuits are flying between Activision and Spark Studios over the 3 game development contract of the Call of Duty series. The contract was included as an exhibit in the lawsuit so when the judge unsealed it became public information. So Gamasutra got 3 leading game attorneys to comment on it. It is exactly what you would expect to find in a contract between a large experienced publisher and a newly formed company. It is 15 pages long, but that is only because they include scans of the entire contract with their comments in-between the pages explaining the various sections.

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