Facebook payout in Oculus copyright spat cut to US$250m

Facebook payout in Oculus copyright spat cut to US$250m

In February 2017, a US jury in Dallas ordered Facebook, Oculus and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax, after finding that Oculus used ZeniMax's computer code to launch the Rift virtual-reality headset.

Originally, ZeniMax was suing Facebook for a whopping $2 billion, and the case included some severe accusations that go beyond copyright infringement. That wasn't the end of this legal battle, however, and Bloomberg reported that U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas heard the case on Wednesday.

Facebook Inc won a ruling that halved a jury's $500-million verdict against its Oculus unit for using computer code in its virtual reality headset that was taken from another company.

Oculus argued that its infringement wasn't substantial enough to warrant such a large award.

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Facebook and Oculus seemed to hold similarly exultant views on the matter, Engadget notes. While ZeniMax was somewhat disappointed that the penalties were cut in half, it was pleased that it will be receiving an additional $54 million in interest on top of the $250 million award.

The original claim was that John Carmack and two other men stole ZeniMax IP and used it as the basis for their startup. The $250 million that he is removing from the payout includes damages against Oculus co-founders Brendan Iribe and Palmer Luckey.

"We've said from day one the ZeniMax case is deeply flawed, and today the court agreed". Today's ruling slashed the verdict in half, granted our motion for sanctions, and fully denied ZeniMax's attempt to stop us from selling and marketing our products.

ZeniMax, meanwhile, said it's weighing its next steps. "Our commitment to Oculus is unwavering and we will continue to invest in building the future of virtual reality".

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