IPhone X announcement unleashes chaos with thousands of plagiarism accusations
It’s been several weeks since we saw the great announcement of the year from the Apple brand: the new iPhone X. Among so many memes about its price or discussions about the new technologies it incorporates, the revelation of the device managed to stay on the cover of all social networks during several days.
The latest news in this regard comes to us from the video game industry. It all started with Capcom, a company that denounced the Big Apple for copyright, because according to the official statement, “Apple was infringing its copyright by plagiarizing the name of the video game Monster Hunter X.” A few hours after filing the complaint, Warner Bros got down to work, claiming that in the event that the judge yielded in favor of the Japanese company, they would take legal action themselves, for having plagiarized the title of Mortal Kombat X, the fighting game known for its great violence.
This decision took little time to be known by most of the large video game companies, and many of them were not far behind. Sega took sides with its animated series Sonic X, to be later threatened by SquareEnix, and its use of the letter X in Final Fantasy X, who were remembered by the big N that previously had already existed F-Zero X.
It didn’t take long for Capcom to take action again in the game, which released the following official statement:
“In light of the events of the last week, at Capcom we plan to take to court any company that has titled its game with an X, as it is an infringement of our copyright license that we own for Megaman X. We not only plan to bring the case to trial, but as the creators of the idea of title our games with an X, we claim the idea exclusively for Capcom and all those companies affiliated with Capcom. “
The trial is scheduled for the 28th of this month. And while most doubt Capcom can come out of court victorious, the company remains convinced that it can win against the attorneys for all the other companies involved in the matter. Without a doubt, the final action taken by Capcom is reminiscent of the case we saw more than 20 years ago, when Data East “plagiarized” the fighting game Street Fighter II, and Capcom responded with a complaint similar to this time.