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access_time December 6, 2011 at 11:21 AM in by Sebastian Marco

Ubisoft Fails Legal Dance Off Against “Get Up And Dance”

 

The federal court has blocked a restraining order claim from Ubisoft, in which the company was looking to stop the sale of dance title Get Up and Dance (pictured above)

Ubi claims that the OG International dance title looks to much too like the  Just Dance franchise, and uses “nearly identical” avatars and instructor visuals.

However, the California court refuted the claim today and refused to block the sale of the game.

 U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer explained, “Ubisoft has not clearly demonstrated likelihood they are substantially similar.”

OG’s CEO Jim Scott said, “We are pleased Judge Breyer concluded that Ubisoft had no grounds to prevent us from proceeding with the commercial launch and distribution of Get Up and Dance.”

Ubisoft will be appealing the decision. So what do you guys think? While they look similar I don’t see why Ubi is getting bent out of shape. There are numerous dance titles trying to get in on the action, so why go  after these guys? Because they use the same colors? Please.

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