Yeti Town lawsuit

Developer Spry Fox have sued Six Waves, developers of a very similar game called Yeti Town, over copyright infringement. The claim was that Yeti Town directly copied several gameplay and user interface elements from Triple Town. The court ruled in favor of Spry Fox, stating that while many of the contested elements are not unique enough to be protected under copyright law, Yeti Town's depiction of the actual game field was so close to that of Triple Town as to infringe on Spry Fox's rights. As part of the ruling, the rights to Yeti Town were passed to Spry Fox, who subsequently removed it from the market. (Sources: Pocket Gamer, Forbes)

Contributed by Daniel Saner (3237) on Jul 30, 2013. -- edit trivia