Ejoy, a gaming company under the Alibaba Group, responded to the “Area F2” game infringement incident. Ejoy responded exclusively to Phoenix.com, saying, “Respect each other and there is no infringement.”
On Friday, Ubisoft Entertainment, a well-known French game developer, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in the Federal Court, saying that “Area F2” developed by Alibaba Group’s game company Ejoy “almost copied” Rainbow Six: Siege.
Ubisoft said that the company has notified Apple and Google of “Area F2” infringing its copyright, but the two companies refused to remove the game from the App Store and Google Play.
The Ejoy team responded to the lawsuit, saying that the “Area F2” project was independently developed by the Ejoy team for two years and there was no infringement. “We respect Ubisoft very much, and our legal colleagues have already actively communicated with each other.”
Previous information shows that Alibaba Group acquired Ejoy in 2017 to strengthen its online games and mobile games business. At the end of last year, Ejoy began to promote the “Area F2” game in the United States through YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms. The lawsuit shows that “Area F2” was opened to the public through mobile phones and tablets last month.