2015年11月18日Valve与暴雪发布了一份联合声明,表示将继续推进针对《刀塔传奇》侵权行为的诉讼,并称此前该游戏在苹果应用商店的下架并非技术问题,而是Valve与暴雪向苹果提出下架要求的结果。

AVGChannel讯,此前Valve集团与暴雪娱乐公司在北京海淀法院联合起诉《刀塔传奇》开发商莉莉丝科技 (上海) 有限公司与运营商北京中清龙图网络技术有限公司侵权及不正当竞争案出现新进展,Valve与暴雪于11月18日发布了一份联合声明,表示将继续推进该诉讼,并称此前《刀塔传奇》在苹果应用商店的下架并非技术问题,而是Valve与暴雪向苹果提出下架要求的结果。

这份声明的中文译文与英文原文如下:

暴雪与Valve将继续推进针对莉莉丝游戏与龙图游戏的诉讼

2015年11月18日——Valve集团与暴雪娱乐公司将继续推进此前在北京海淀区法院针对莉莉丝游戏与龙图游戏侵犯己方著作权、商标权并进行不正当竞争的行为发起的诉讼。这场侵权官司由Valve于今年4月发起,而暴雪则在2015年6月9日作为第三人加入了原告方。据中国法院方消息,该案目前正在审理中。

作为联合原告方的Valve集团与暴雪娱乐公司诉称《刀塔传奇》由莉莉丝游戏开发龙图游戏运营的《刀塔传奇》对Valve《Dota 2》与暴雪的《魔兽》系列游戏构成侵犯著作权、商标权及不正当竞争行为,要求被告方停止侵害行为并补偿损失。

应Valve与暴雪基于优先权与上述法律诉求提出的下架要求,苹果商店此前已在应用商店中对《刀塔传奇》进行下架处理。《刀塔传奇》的下架与此前部分媒体报道中所称的“技术问题”并无关系,这款游戏的下架是Valve与暴雪娱乐的诉求结果。

Valve与暴雪将继续推进诉求以加强对旗下的创意作品的保护并同时表示了对中国法制系统保护他们合法权益以及维护游戏行业健康市场环境的信心。两家公司都期待与他们的中方合作方携手促进中国游戏产业的上升与发展并惠及整个产业与所有中国游戏玩家。

BLIZZARD AND VALVE CONTINUE TO PURSUE LEGAL CLAIMS AGAINST LILITH GAMES AND LONGTU

November 18th, 2015 -- Valve Corporation and Blizzard Entertainment continue to pursue claims for ongoing copyright and trademark infringement and unfair competition against Lilith Games and Longtu Games in Beijing Court of Haidian District. The original lawsuit was brought by Valve in April of this year and Blizzard joined as a third party claimant on June 9, 2015. The litigation is currently progressing according to Chinese court practice.

The complaint seeks an injunction and damages related to Dota Legend, a mobile game developed by Lilith and distributed by Longtu, for copyright and trademark infringement of and unfair competition against Valve's Dota 2 and Blizzard's Warcraft games.

Apple recently removed the Dota Legend game from its App Store. The removal was the result of a request by Valve and Blizzard to take down the game based on their prior rights and the legal claims the companies are pursuing. Contrary to recent reports, the takedown of Dota Legend did not relate to technical issues, but in fact followed Valve and Blizzard's request for the game's removal.

Valve and Blizzard will continue to press ahead with their claims in order to protect their creative works. The two companies are confident that the Chinese legal system will protect their rights and lay out a path that will ensure a healthy environment for the gaming industry in China at large going forward. Valve and Blizzard look forward to working with their Chinese partners in this collaborative effort to advance the positive growth and development of the Chinese gaming industry to the benefit of the industry and all Chinese players.

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