Activision is suing an alleged copyright violator in New York for up to $150,000. The lawsuit, originally reported
by website Edge Online, accuses one James R. Strickland of copyright infringement involving Xbox 360 launch title Call Of Duty 3
The lawsuit accuses Strickland of copying the game and distributing it to the public, and Activision seeks damages of $30,000 to $150,000 for each separate infringement -- as well as legal fees.
Speaking to website GamePolitics
, Activision lawyers denied that the suit was related solely to file-sharing. Although copyright violations of some sort are at the root of each of the lawsuits, further details are currently unclear.
Following the initial story, GamePolitics also discovered a number of similar lawsuits
filed by Activision against individuals, with Call of Duty 3
being the most common game named in documents. In most cases, the defendants are not represented by counsel and are required not to discuss the case in public.