In an interesting turn of events, PUBG Corp. has officially dropped the lawsuit it filed against Epic Games back in January over similarities between Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. In the months that followed the lawsuit announcement, many fans expressed disappointment with PUBG Corp. for their decision to sue Epic Games over Fortnite.
Meanwhile, other fans questioned whether or not PUBG Corp. could actually win against Epic Games in the first place. When it comes to copyright law in the United States, Epic Games likely would’ve taken the win.
With the suit filed in South Korea, however, things get a bit more muddy. This is because Korean copyright law is vastly different than what’s utilized in the United States. Especially when it comes to aspects like “paternity” and seniority.
For more on whether or not PUBG Corp. could have won their case, be sure to watch through an in-depth feature on the matter courtesy of Game Theorists.
The suit between PUBG Corp. and Epic Games is interesting to say the least. One that sparks debate over what ideas you can and cannot claim to have ownership over.
In the end, discussions and theories surrounding this particular copyright lawsuit will never have a chance to be proven true or false considering the suit has been dropped. No reasons were given as to why PUBG Corp. decided to drop the case, though it’s possible the two companies could have reached an agreement outside of court.
What do you think? Why did PUBG Corp. decide to drop the copyright lawsuit against Epic Games? Do you think PUBG Corp. could have won in South Korea, or would the suit have met the same outcome regardless of locale? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below!