Beijing Haidian District People's Court last week accepted its first lawsuit that involves game developers' accusations against their employer.
Two plaintiffs, Mr. Wang Shiying and Mr. Fang Liangyan, were former employees of Softstar Technology (Shanghai) Company. They had participated in the development of a game called "Xian Jian Qi Xia San Wai Zhuan", but when the game was launched to the public, they found that their names were not put among the game developer contributors' list.
The two men believe the company has violated their copyright in failing to give them name recognition for their work, and they have asked for an undisclosed sum of money. A final judgment on the case has not been made.
The two men participated in the development of the game in July 2003, and they resigned from the company in March 2004.