Pokémon Go Developer Settles Copyright Infringement Dispute Against Hackers for $5 Million

    On January 11, 2021, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California approved a settlement in a June 2019 copyright infringement matter between Pokémon Go developer Niantic, Inc. and mobile application hacker group Global++ et al., in which Global++ agreed to pay Niantic $5 million for creating and selling modified versions of several video games including Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

    Global++ admitted to stealing and selling Niantic’s intellectual property, as well as violating California’s Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act.

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