EA Sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement

The Ville looks too much like Sim City, the company claims


Electronic Arts has filed suit against Zynga for copyright infringement, alleging that the social gaming company's "The Ville" misappropriated EA's "The Sims Social" game.

In a blog post explaining the lawsuit, Lucy Bradshaw, head of the studio that created "Sims Social," outlined why EA contends that Zynga "ripped off" its intellectual property. EA launched its "Sims Social" game on Facebook in August 2011. Zynga released "The Ville" 10 months later.