Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday January 26, 2014

Judge Reverses Huge Jury Award Over Madden Video Games

Electronic Arts Inc. has dodged a financial bullet with the help of a US District Judge who overturned a jury’s decision to award a programmer approximately $7M for use of his original source code for ‘John Madden Football’.

Last July, a federal court jury agreed with Antonick that the Madden games from 1990 through 1996 were so similar in plays and formations that they must have been based on the programmer's original source code.