Another leg of the Oculus-ZeniMax lawsuit drama has ended as John Carmack and ZeniMax settle dispute

    
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If it seems like we’ve been talking about the Oculus lawsuit for a really long time, that’s because we have. The original suit itself was decided mostly in ZeniMax’s favor last year, but the drama lingered on as the two companies continued fighting over just how much money was owed. And then in March of last year, Oculus CTO John Carmack sued ZeniMax Media separately for breaching his asset purchase agreement, claiming ZeniMax was refusing to pay him out of the company. ZeniMax, for its part, claimed Carmack had violated his employment agreement and named him a lead actor in theft of trade secrets per the core lawsuit.

Well, it now appears that secondary suit is over, so you’ll have to stash that popcorn for another time. Carmack tweeted last week that ZeniMax has paid up and his personal lawsuit had drawn to a close.

Of course, as Carmack notes, Oculus itself is continuing to appeal just how much money it’ll ultimately be forced to pay out to ZeniMax.

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The amazing part is that Zenimax actually thought someone as smart as Carmack wouldn’t know his contract inside and out / have his ass covered in 6 unique direction.

Plus, it continues to need to be noted that all Oculus was actually found guilty of was breaking the street date on the ANNOUNCEMENT that Doom 3 was getting a VR port & then the technicality that they were incorrectly advertising it on their website, and NOT any of the accusations that they stole a single drop of tech data.

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what? facebook is being forced to payout how many hundreds of millions because he didn’t dot his i’s and cross his t’s with exiting his contract.

in his personal liability he got lucky. facebook occulus bore the brunt of his daliances.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-qualcomm-ftc/qualcomm-ftc-ask-judge-to-delay-ruling-to-pursue-settlement-idUSKCN1MQ019

In February 2017, a U.S. jury in Dallas ordered Facebook, Oculus and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax, after finding that Oculus used ZeniMax’s computer code to launch the Rift virtual-reality headset. reut.rs/2KepiKX

using zenimax’s code that they allegedly recieved through carmack is EXACTLY what they were ruled against on.

you got a source for this doom 3 vr port thing? (omg that gmae would be hilariously awful in 3d)

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Are you day drunk again?

That link just goes to an article that only talks about Qualcomm, never once mentions Oculus or VR of any kind, and is about a FTC fine that never saw a courtroom.

Go back and click on some of the links in the article dude … And Doom 4 wasn’t even a twinkle in the eye when Oculus and Bethsoft teamed up: Doom 3’s remaster / rerelease was just coming out & Oculus screwed up the and posted an early press release about it getting a VR mode before Bethsoft had announced it.

That & them continuing to advertise it on the Oculus site after the partnership went to shit, plus the original CEO (who Facebook fired) got hit with some penalties because he was a dumb fuck who kept saying stupid stuff, is what the verdict was for: each and every claim Bethsoft made about Oculus stealing their code work got thrown out.

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Ya know what … I’ll even pull the link for you: https://massivelyop.com/2017/02/01/zenimax-partially-wins-oculus-rift-lawsuit-awarded-500m/

And Because the Massively article about it didn’t break down the charges and fees: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/oculus-execs-liable-for-500-million-in-zenimax-vr-trial/

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-lawsuit-zenimax/u-s-court-halves-500-million-verdict-in-facebook-virtual-reality-lawsuit-idUSKBN1JO0CD

this is what i had originally meant to link and quoted from.

here’s an indepth analysis of the ruling which actually explains that yes carmack was found “guilty” of stealing stuff just no judgements were awarded over it.

Verdict Analysis: Why the Jury Awarded ZeniMax $500 Million in Oculus Lawsuit

i asked for a source on your claim.

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It is in the Ars Technica link.

The Copyright claim was about the Doom 3 VR leak / not editing the advertisement for it off their website after Zenimax’s attempt at a buy out fell through.

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none of which says anything about advertising doom 3 on their website. just that they were working on a prototype together.

which is what led to these events occuring in the first place.

you should mayhaps read my 2nd link about the judgements and awards.