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Slot Machine Maker Loses Bid to Alter $18M Copyright Verdict (1)

July 16, 2019, 4:31 PMUpdated: July 16, 2019, 8:37 PM

Leading slot machine maker International Game Technology NV must face an $18 million judgment for infringing art copyrights after a federal court rejected arguments that a jury overstepped its bounds.

Substantial evidence supported the verdict in favor of CG2 Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said July 15. CG2 had claimed International Game Technology (IGT), a former subsidiary, and two online gaming software sellers infringed copyrighted art from CG2 games.

The court rejected IGT’s claims that the jury went too far in finding intent and overstated the damages. The jury, after hearing testimony that slot...

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