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Eidos upset over "Lava Kroft"

updated 11:10 am EDT, Wed August 2, 2006

Eidos vs. Lava Kroft

This story has a lesson: if you're going to plagiarize someone else's intellectual property, do it with subtlety. A Singapore company called Ozura Mobile has produced a cellphone game called Lava Kroft, starring a protagonist who is remarkably similar to Tomb Raider's Lara Croft. Not only do they share similar names, but the Ozura Website describes Lava as a "new age woman with exceptional thirst for adventure" that "has discovered some of the most intriguing and mystical treasures in the world." Even details of the characters' histories are the same: "After the death of her father, she [Lava] inherited his estates and turned to a life of treasure hunting." According to GamesIndustry.biz, Eidos is contemplating legal action against Ozura for breach of copyright. Whether or not a lawsuit will be filed remains to be seen.




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