While Lady Alcina Dimitrescu’s horrifying charm continues to permeate Resident Evil: Village, Capcom she finds herself involved in one millionaire lawsuit.
Following the serious hacker attack targeting Capcom in November 2020, a lot of confidential information related to the company’s activities found spreading online. Months later, right from computer theft now a decidedly complex situation arises. By consulting the material leaked online, the designer Judy A. Juracek accused Capcom of having used his works without permission.
Specifically, the accusation involves the shots included in the volume “Surfaces”, a study of over 1,200 photographs related to surfaces, textures and much more. Proposed with attached a CD-ROM containing the entire collection of shots, the exhibition can be used for commercial purposes only after copyright concessions by the designer. However, Judy A. Juracek accuses Capcom of making use of the shots without requesting any authorization.
As a result, the artist filed a lawsuit against the video game company, for an amount of over $ 12 million. The more than 200 case histories cited by Judy A. Juracek involve different Capcom games, from Resident Evil 4 to multiple chapters of the Devil May Cry saga. When questioned by the Polygon editorial staff on the matter, Capcom said through a spokesperson that it was “aware of the cause” and “did not have any comments to share”.