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South Korea may end up paying EA and Bandai Namco USD 40,000 for unauthorized use of game footage

South Korea may end up paying EA and Bandai Namco USD 40,000 for unauthorized use of game footage

by Louis Daniel AndresJanuary 19, 2017
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Oh boy…

While IP issues are pretty common in the video game industry, whether if its fans against developers, developers against developers or some-guy-who-coded-parts-of-the-game against developers this time it’s going to be a country or at least one of its departments against developers as the South Korean military will end up paying a sum of USD 40,000 (~KW 47,000,000) to companies Bandai Namco and EA after the unauthorized use of footage from games Battlefield 3 and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon in one of their promotional videos for fighter jets.

As reported by the Korean Times it was found out that the promotional video used to showcase the KAI KF-X fighter jet, developed by Korean Aerospace Industries, contained footage of EA’s Battlefield 3 and Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. In addition to just paying USD 40,000 and facing the wrath of the public, the Korean Military and all the departments involved are also said to be subject to possible lawsuits should both EA and Bandai Namco take further action.

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Louis Daniel Andres
Gaming know it all, dresses like a thug at conventions, loves to spam Spiritbreaker in Dota 2, and only owns video games because of free keys and game codes.

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