A photographer, Artist Judy A. Juracek has filed a lawsuit in the Connecticut District Court against Capcom Co., LTD for copyright infringement over the unlicensed use of its photographs to create assets for games like Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry.
The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is using images from her book “Surfaces” in several high-profile Capcom games without licensing them from her.
According to the plaintiff, Juracek compiled her photographs into a book and CD-ROM called “Surfaces” which was copyrighted in 1996.
The plaintiff reportedly said that the defendants used almost hundreds of her images in Capcom games, including Resident Evil 4 as at least one of the images from the Capcom hacked files are the same file names as those used on the Surface CD-ROM.
The plaintiff reportedly said that it named one of the files in Juracek’s CD as “ME009” and Capcom’s files also included a seemingly identical image titled ME009 that it used in Resident Evil games.
Juracek’s is seeking payment of $12 million in damages for copyright infringement as well as $2,500 to $25,000 for each used photograph for false copyright management and removal of copyright management.
The case is pending.
Juracek v. CAPCOM CO., LTD. et al
|Judge:||Michael P Shea|
|Court:||Connecticut District Court|
|Nature of Suit:||Copyright|
|Case Filed:||June 04, 2021|