ZeniMax seek to block Oculus from using unauthorised code

ZeniMax seek to block Oculus from using unauthorised code

ZeniMax has now an injunction against Oculus to cease using unauthorised copyright code.

According to Reuters, on Thursday papers were filed seeking an injunction against Oculus at the same court where the initial case was heard. ZeniMax won that case and was awarded $500 million.

Oculus has commented on this latest filing and said they were “continuing with its plan to ask the judge to set aside the verdict” and that the case was “legally flawed and factually unwarranted.”

Should this new filing go through, it will affect games created for the Oculus Rift in which the unauthorised code has been used. According to IP lawyer Mark Romeo, if this injunction was granted it would place an “incredible amount of pressure on Facebook to enter into some sort of settlement.”

Much of the initial case surrounded John Carmack’s correspondence while at ZeniMax prior to moving to Oculus. Carmack was not pleased with the result of the case.

Following the results of the initial case, it was expected that ZeniMax would file this injunction. They had stated they would, “consider what further steps we need to take to ensure there will be no ongoing use of our misappropriated technology”.

Oculus will have to find a solution to this problem, it could seriously affect their business and owners of the Rift.

Paul Younger

Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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