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CD Projekt rejects demand by Witcher writer for $16.1 million in extra royalty

CD Projekt has refused to present in to the demand of Andrzej Sapkowski, writer of The Witcher sequence, for extra royalties amounting to PLN60 million, or $16.1 million. Sapkowski’s lawyer despatched a letter to the developer on his behalf asking for an additional cost from CD Projekt for distributing sport expansions primarily based on the sequence.

Whereas the developer defined that it had already settled all liabilities it owed to the writer for the rights to the online game, Sapkowski’s camp argued that the unique contract for the online game utilized solely to the “first in a sequence of video games, and subsequently distribution of all different video games, together with their expansions, add-ons and many others., is, merely talking, illegal”.

In response to the demand, CD Projekt retorted that it legitimately obtained the fitting to the e book sequence. The developer acknowledged:

Within the Firm’s opinion, the calls for expressed within the discover are groundless with regard to their advantage in addition to the stipulated quantity. The Firm had legitimately and legally acquired copyright to Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski’s work, i.a, insofar as is required for its use in video games developed by the Firm. All liabilities payable by the Firm in affiliation therewith have been correctly discharged.

Though it refused Sapkowski’s demand, the studio stated that it’s open to an amicable decision which, it reiterates, should not violate earlier agreements and present contracts.

Supply: CD Projekt (1), (2)

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