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posted by n1 on Wednesday January 18 2017, @01:31AM   Printer-friendly
from the sincerest-form-of-flattery dept.

The CEO of Facebook will testify against accusations made by ZeniMax Media concerning virtual reality technologies used by Oculus Rift:

ZeniMax Media, the parent company of both Bethesda Softworks and Id Software, says it will prove at trial that John Carmack and others at Oculus stole trade secrets to "misappropriate" virtual reality technology that was first developed while Carmack was working at Id Software. What's more, ZeniMax is now accusing Oculus of "intentional destruction of evidence to cover up their wrongdoing." Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Oculus parent company Facebook, is scheduled to respond to those accusations in testimony starting tomorrow, according to a report by Business insider.

"With the start of the trial of our case in Federal District Court in Dallas against Defendants Facebook, Oculus and its management, ZeniMax and id Software welcome the opportunity to present substantial evidence of the Defendants' misappropriation of our Virtual Reality (VR) intellectual property," ZeniMax wrote in a statement given to Ars. [...] ZeniMax's statement comes after Carmack testified at trial last week, saying the case was "ridiculous and absurd." His testimony echoed Oculus' initial reaction when ZeniMax's accusations first surfaced in 2014.

Previously: Zenimax Sues Oculus on Trade Secrets
Oculus VR made "factually inaccurate" statements in ZeniMax lawsuit, forensic analyst says


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 18 2017, @12:27PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 18 2017, @12:27PM (#455349)

    You just got zuckerberged!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 18 2017, @03:09PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 18 2017, @03:09PM (#455431)

      I thought it was just "zucked."

  • (Score: 2) by tibman on Wednesday January 18 2017, @02:40PM

    by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday January 18 2017, @02:40PM (#455413)

    Palmer Luckey has always seemed like a shyster to me. Carmack made Palmer's prototype worth looking at and wrote that code while still employed by Id Software. Palmer refused to partner Oculus with Id and went for the highest payout (Facebook). Of course Id would be pissed. All my interest in the Rift died when they sold to Facebook.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 18 2017, @05:48PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 18 2017, @05:48PM (#455551)

    http://edition.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9811/17/judgelaugh.ms.idg [cnn.com]
    "I'm sorry, you honor, what do you mean by the word 'the'?"