321 Studios Inc., whose Games X Copy software allowed users to make backup copies of copy-protected PC games, has agreed never to make or sell software that lets users create copies of computer games. This is part of its settlement with three video game powerhouses (Atari Inc., Electronic Arts Inc. and Vivendi Universal Games Inc.) who sued 321 for copyright infringement. 321 had already been sued by various Hollywood studios over its DVD-copying software; that lawsuit came to a similar conclusion. 321 went out of business in August, due in large part to these lawsuits and various court orders which went against it.
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