World of Warcraft, Call of Duty accused of violating virtual worlds patent

This is too shock not to share. According to Tom Curtis, a company named Worlds Inc. claims that World of Warcraft and the Call of Duty franchise has violated one of its patents that covers a “system and method for enabling users to interact in a virtual space”. This is not the first case that the company filed a similar lawsuit agains City of Heroes.

CEO of the World Inc. states “While we are pleased to see that the gaming industry and its rapidly growing customer base have enthusiastically embraced our patented technologies, we deserve fair compensation for their use.”

I thought this is too ridiculous. We had a lecture in SecondLife. Talking about virtual world, I’m sure the company deserves certain profit, but this is too funny to determine who owns virtual world. Any thought?

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