Video Game Law Blog

September 07, 2005

We reported last month about a dispute between developer Perception and publisher JoWood over the development of a Stargate SG-1 game. JoWood terminated Perception's development agreement, and questioned Perception's ability to develop a quality product.

Perception turned around and petitioned to have JoWood (who is in the middle of a financial restructuring) declared bankrupt. That petition was rejected recently by a Vienna judge.

This decision has not resolved another major issue, however "? both parties still claim to be the sole rights-holders in the game. The only sure things seem to be that a complete game cannot be expected any time soon, and that further legal wranglings seem inevitable.

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