Pa. man sues 'Assassin's Creed' video games' maker

Pa. man sues maker of 'Assassin's Creed' video games, alleges his novel was copied

Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man is suing the maker of the popular "Assassin's Creed" video game series for copyright infringement and asking a federal court to stop the release of its new installment.

The Carlisle Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/IyEc4k ) that John Beiswenger of Strasburg filed the lawsuit last week. The suit alleges that the video game series is substantially similar to "Link," a novel he published in 2003. Beiswenger is seeking up to $5.25 million in damages.

A spokesman for "Assassin's Creed" maker Ubisoft Entertainment said Monday that the company doesn't comment on ongoing litigation.

"Assassin's Creed III" was scheduled for release later this year. Ubisoft Entertainment is headquartered in France, with a subsidiary office in San Francisco.

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