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Facebook Will Only Have to Pay ZeniMax Media $250 Million in Oculus Infringement Case

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-06-29 05:20:45

Oculus will pay ZeniMax $250 million for copyright infringement []

Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has always been a little sue-happy []. But maybe a recent decision from its case against Oculus (and by extension, Facebook) will cool its jets a bit. A jury recently decided that Zuckerberg and Co. will only pay $250 million of the initial $500 million claim [] from ZeniMax that when John Carmack left [] Bethesda-owned id Software for Oculus, he stole his former employer's intellectual property, according to Bloomberg [].

Judge Ed Kinkeade ruled that Oculus would have to pay out $200 million for breach of contract and then and additional $50 million for copyright infringement. Additionally, Kinkeade declined ZeniMax's demand that sales of Oculus headsets be banned [].

Previously: Facebook/Oculus Ordered to pay $500 Million to ZeniMax []

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