One of the most famous legal battles involving video games took place in 1982 when a lawsuit was filed by Universal Studios against Nintendo for their portrayal of the giant ape Donkey Kong, which they believed was a copyright infringement over movie star King Kong. Ultimately, Nintendo held on and were awarded $1.8 million in damages, which for 1982 was a VERY considerable amount of money. There have since been many more legal challenges involving video games over the years, culminating in the current disagreement over the popular games Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Can you think of any other video games that have taken inspiration from other sources which might be in violation of copyright law?
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