As you may remember, publishing giant Electronics Arts sued social gaming powerhouse Zynga last August for copyright infringement, claiming Zynga’s The Ville was a knock off of The Sims Social. This resulted in Zynga launching a counter-suit, claiming EA was illegally prevent its employees from jumping ship to Zynga.
There’s been some bitterness and animosity between the two parties over these past few months but they managed to put everything aside and have agreed settle the case out of court.
Which side got better deal in the settlement? Well, I can’t tell you because I don’t know. In fact, no one knows. Neither party has discussed the nature of settlement publicly.
The only known details about the settlement are that it was reached in a Northern California District court and neither side can bring their claims to court again.
If I may editorialize for a moment, I’m going to go ahead and assume EA received a decent bit money. You know, for obvious reasons.