According to rajkotupdates.news Krafton, the creator of PUBG, has brought legal action against Garena, Apple, and Google. By releasing the battle royale games Free Fire and Free Fire Max, Garena allegedly plagiarised PUBG: Battlegrounds. As a result, Krafton is suing Apple and Google for selling the games on their respective app stores. Additionally, Krafton charged Google for hosting videos on YouTube that showcase Free Fire and Free Fire Max gaming. Additionally, Krafton is said to have taken a number of moves against the disputed battle royale games.
According to Krafton’s accusation of copyright infringement, which The Verge reported, Garena, the creator of Free Fire and Free Fire Max, has been sued by Krafton. PUBG’s creator claimed that Garena plagiarised its well-known battle royale game. In the case, Krafton also stated that Apple and Google had made large profits from the distribution of the two Free Fire apps and that Garena had made “hundreds of millions of dollars” from the sales of two games. Both of the apps are still available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
On December 21, Krafton claims to have taken action against Free Fire and Free Fire Max. In the beginning, it was requested that Garena “immediately discontinue its exploitation of Free Fire and Free Fire Max, including by withdrawing its ostensible approval of Apple and Google. Garena reportedly objected to doing so. Additionally, the developer of PUBG asked Apple and Google to “cease distributing and exploiting” the two games on their systems, despite the fact that both app stores still have a listing for the games.
Additionally, YouTube was instructed to take down a number of videos that “blatantly infringe Battlegrounds, and separately, the infringing feature-length film.” The video sharing service provided by Google still hosts these videos. Here is a sneak peek if the aforementioned movie has your interest.
The lawsuit also highlighted Garena’s sale of an allegedly PUBG: Battlegrounds-cloning game in Singapore in 2017. While the claims were resolved, according to Krafton, there was no licencing agreement between the two game producers.
According to Sensor Tower statistics provided to The Verge, player expenditure on Free Fire reached $1.1 billion (approximately Rs. 8,153 crore) in 2021, a 48 percent increase over the previous year. whereas Krafton’s earnings over the same time period were was $2.98 billion (around Rs. 22,087 crore), and year-over-year increase was barely 7%. The newspaper also confirmed the Appfigures statistics and notes that, while having different revenue totals, the data revealed that Free Fire was catching up to PUBG in terms of popularity and income.
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