Sci-fi author sues Ubisoft over Assassin's Creed copyright infringement
Science fiction author John L. Beiswenger has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against game publisher Ubisoft in a Pennsylvania district court, claiming that the Assassin's Creed series illegally copies ideas and themes he established in his 2002 novel Link.
Beiswenger's novel, as excerpted heavily in the suit, focuses on the titular Link device, which lets users relive the "ancestral memories" of long-dead relatives through DNA. The author alleges that this is a bit too close for comfort to Assassin's Creed's Animus devices, which are key to the series' sci-fi-meets-historical-assassinations plotline. The book even makes reference to using the Link for assassination attempts, though the specific targets of those assassinations don't seem to match any in the Assassin's Creed universe.
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