Video Game Law Blog

August 12, 2005

Video game lawyers around the world are no doubt on stand-by now that Australian developer Perception has accused publisher JoWood of libel. JoWood terminated Perception's development agreement and publicly questioned Perception's ability to develop a quality Stargate SG-1 game.

The interesting twist is that Perception claims to be the official MGM licensee of the Stargate SG-1 rights, so Perception will continue the project despite the termination. We must admit, we're scratching our heads on this one. We've reviewed plenty of licence agreements and development agreements and can't figure out why this is even an issue just look on the first page of the contract and figure out who is the licensee!

In any case, it sounds like a lawsuit is imminent.
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