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Capcom lawsuit over alleged stolen art settled

Statement from law firm says both parties have "amicably resolved their dispute"

A lawsuit between Capcom and an artist that accused the former of stealing copyrighted images from the latter has been resolved.

In June 2021, Judy Juracek claimed that the developer had used more than 80 photographs featured in her book, Surfaces, to design locations in Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry and other titles, without her consent.

According to a statement from law firm St. Onge IP posted February 7, the two parties resolved the case amicably and as such, the District of Connecticut has resolved the lawsuit. No other details were given.

"Capcom and Judy Juracek have amicably resolved their dispute concerning the alleged use of Ms. Juracek's photos in Capcom's games," the statement read. "A dismissal was filed on February 7, 2022 with the District of Connecticut to end the lawsuit."

At the time of the filing, Juracek's legal team requested $12 million in damages on a count of copyright infringement, as well as further compensation for "false copyright management" and "removal of copyright management."

The complaint also contained several documents which showed objects from various Capcom titles next to photographs from Juracek's book with the similarities highlighted.

Capcom recently shared its financials for the nine months ended December 31, 2021, and reported a 35% jump in revenue to $774 million.

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