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Court Denies Ubisoft Restraining Order Over Get Up And Dance

A federal court has blocked a restraining order claim from Ubisoft, in which the company was looking to stop the sale of dance title Get Up and Dance due to its similarities to Just Dance.
A federal court has blocked a restraining order claim from Ubisoft, in which the company was looking to stop the sale of dance title Get Up and Dance (pictured). Ubisoft claims that the dance game from OG International is too similar to its own Just Dance franchise, and uses "nearly identical" avatars and instructor visuals. However, a Californian court refuted the claim today and refused to block the sale of the game. As reported by UK-based game industry news website MCV, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer explained, "Ubisoft has not clearly demonstrated likelihood they are substantially similar." OG's CEO Jim Scott said, "We are pleased Judge Breyer concluded that Ubisoft had no grounds to prevent us from proceeding with the commercial launch and distribution of Get Up and Dance." Ubisoft noted that it will be appealing the decision. The Just Dance series has proved very popular among Nintendo Wii users. The latest release, Just Dance 3, sold more than 700,000 copies in the U.S. during Thanksgiving week.

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