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Ubisoft files complaint against author that sued them over alleged Assassin’s Creed copyright infringement

Assassins Creed 2 Developers Diary part IIA couple of days ago, we reported that a lawsuit against Ubisoft would be dropped. For those unfamiliar, the lawsuit involved the Assassin’s Creed franchise in which author John Beiswenger claimed stole ideas from his book, Link. According to Beiswenger, the lawsuit was dropped namely due to the huge expenses that he incurred, and while it certainly looked like that was the end of it, Ubisoft has retaliated and has filed an official complaint against Beiswenger.

Given that Beiswenger had voluntarily dropped the lawsuit and it was ended “without prejudice”, it also meant that he was free to pick it up anytime. Perhaps looking to prevent another lawsuit down the road, according to the folks at Gamasutra, Ubisoft wants a ruling that his complaints of copyright infringement were “entirely meritless”. Assuming Ubisoft is successful in their request, it would certainly look like this case will be closed for good. Until then be sure to check back with us in the future for more updates.

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