Recently, the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court made a first-instance judgment on Tencent suing Changyou Cloud and Hero Mutual Entertainment for infringing copyrights. It found that the mobile game "Public Shootout" issued by Hero Mutual Entertainment violated the online game "Crossroad" The "FireWire" game map copyright, ruled that the seven defendants immediately stopped the infringement and jointly compensated Tencent for economic losses and reasonable rights maintenance costs exceeding 45.24 million yuan.
Tencent sued that the game maps, minimaps, and multiple props and gun art images of "Public Shootout" are the same as or substantially similar to "Crossfire" in operating structure, layout settings, color matching, and design, and The design of the gameplay carried by it is the same. Suspected of infringing the copyright of the game "Crossfire" enjoyed by it, seven companies that developed and operated "Public Shootout" were brought to the court.
The court held that the game scene map conformed to the "Schematic" type of "illustrating the principle or structure of things" in the graphic works of the Copyright Law, and should be protected by copyright law. The six game scene maps accused of infringement in "Public Shootout" are the same or substantially the same as "Crossfire" in terms of overall composition, internal combination structure, and layout arrangements, which violates Tencent's right of reproduction and information network The right of dissemination shall bear responsibility for its infringement.