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Wizards of the Coast v. Radzikoski/Becker/Nolan

Case Updates:

As regards Case 1: Wizards of the Coast LLC v. Krysztof Radzikowski et al., case 2:09-cv-00460-RSM , the case was voluntarily dismissed by plaintiff on November 4, 2009.

As regards Case 2: Wizards of the Coast LLC v. Mike Becker and Arthur Le, case 2:09-cv-00461-RSM, a consent judgment was entered against defendant Le on August, 11, 2009. Default judgment entered against defendant Becker on November 2, 2009, as Becker never responded to plaintiff's summons and complaint.

As regards Case 3: Wizards of the Coast LLC v. Thomas Patrick Nolan and Stefan Osmena, case: 2:09-cv-00459-TSZ, following mediation, a consent judgment in the amount of $125,000 was entered against defendant Nolan on October 16, 2009. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case against defendant Osmena on November 4, 2009.


Original Post:

If anyone is interested, Wizards of the Coast shot off three new copyright lawsuits against various defendants who uploaded the Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook 2 to various file sharing web sites.

Filed: April 6, 2009
Court: U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Washington

Case 1: Wizards of the Coast LLC v. Krysztof Radzikowski et al., case 2:09-cv-00460-RSM
Case 2: Wizards of the Coast LLC v. Mike Becker and Arthur Le, case 2:09-cv-00461-RSM
Case 3: Wizards of the Coast LLC v. Thomas Patrick Nolan and Stefan Osmena, case: 2:09-cv-00459-TSZ

Because this is more of a literary copyright issue (copying a book), we are not going to continuously track these cases, but for anyone who is interested this post will at least serve as a research point for posterity.
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