A jury ordered Facebook to pay $500 million in damages to ZeniMax due to theft of intellectual property on Wednesday.
Oculus said it would appeal the briefing, though we're not entirely sure what will happen to the Oculus Rift, or whether the case will have any impact on sales.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg told CNBC's Julia Boorstin that she was "disappointed in certain elements of the decision".
In addition to expert testimony finding both literal and non-literal copying, Oculus programmers themselves admitted using ZeniMax's copyrighted code (one saying he cut and pasted it into the Oculus SDK), and Brendan Iribe, in writing, requested a license for the "source code shared by Carmack" they needed for the Oculus Rift.
Despite (literally) kickstarting the modern virtual reality craze, and being bought for $2 billion by Facebook, Oculus VR has not been having a good time of it lately. ZeniMax is the parent company of id Software, whose co-founder John Carmack is now CTO of Oculus. If true, that would've put the company in an awkward position, with Oculus owing its success entirely to ZeniMax.
The lawsuit revolved around whether Luckey really was the inventor of Oculus Rift or just stole the ideas from ZeniMax.
At the heart of the case was whether key technologies used in the virtual reality headset were stolen from ZeniMax Media, the games publisher behind developers Bethesda, Arkane, and id Software. The company, Luckey, and Iribe were also found liable for false designation regarding misuse of certain ZeniMax trademarks. Instead, it ruled that Luckey, who was working as a contractor for Zenimax before starting the Kickstarter for the Oculus Rift headset, violated his non-disclosure agreement, according to a Polygon report.
In its 2016 amended complaint, ZeniMax alleged Carmack "copied thousands of documents from a computer at ZeniMax to a USB storage device", and that after "Carmack's employment with ZeniMax was terminated, he returned to ZeniMax's premises to take a customised tool for developing VR Technology belonging to ZeniMax that itself is part of ZeniMax's VR technology". Oculus CTO John Carmack, who previously worked for ZeniMax and was accused of stealing code and destroying evidence, is not personally liable for any damages.
Recent phone calls between President Donald Trump and leaders of Mexico and Australia have sparked concern around the world. A Mexican media outlet also reported about the call, and said it was humiliating to Nieto.
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This is not about religion - this is about terror and keeping our country safe", the White House statement said. But a large majority of Republican legislators supports the president's executive order.
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It is the U.S. equivalent of Section 44, where the head of government can issue very powerful orders without a shred of oversight. He, however, denied that barring refugees from several predominantly Muslim nations amounted to a ban on Muslims .
Smokeless Tobacco Company posted a visual on its website to inform consumers how to check whether their product was affected . Consumers in Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and OH have complained of issues, according to the release.
A quintet played the prelude music from the " Final Fantasy " games and it was very beautifully done. It's a reference to Final Fantasy 7 where Cloud was looking at the huge Shinra Corporation building.
Alain Traore scores late on to earn Burkina Faso a 1-0 win over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations third-place playoff. It will be Egypt's record-equalling ninth continental final - only Ghana have appeared in as many title deciders.
My man has memorized a unique, complicated, sometimes choreographed handshake for each and every one of his students. White, who teaches in Charlotte, N.C., says it sets the kids up for a day of learning and gives them confidence.
Most of the Xfinity features you're used to will be present, but there are a few restrictions while the app is still in beta. Charging a cable box rental fee isn't new territory for Comcast, as they already charge customers $9.95 a month to rent one.
It has also pushed up the estimates for 2018 and 2019 by 0.1 per cent - to 1.6 per cent and 1.7 per cent respectively. It added that a solid global economy, surging stock markets and cheap borrowing were also helping support growth.
On Alexa, users will be able to re-order a standard, pre-defined order by saying, "Alexa, order my Starbucks". Asking "Alexa, tell Starbucks to check my balance", meanwhile, supplies the primary Starbucks Card balance.
In all, the organization says more than eight thousand cases cases were reported to human trafficking hotlines previous year . The 8th annual Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Day is scheduled for this Thursday and Friday at the Ohio Statehouse.
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