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Jack Thompson and Take-Two Reach Settlement

Jack Thompson, Florida attorney and anti-video game critic, has a storied history against Take Two Interactive's games, including an effort to ban and block the sales of the company's games. In October 2006, Take Two returned fire by seeking to have Jack Thompson held in contempt of court and in March, Take Two pre-emptively sued Jack Thompson for his threats. Now, the company and the critic have reached a settlement. Thompson considered it "a huge victory," adding, "They dropped the contempt matter in state court. I got everything I wanted."

Thompson is not allowed to sue or threaten to sue to block sale or distribution of any game published by Take Two, nor can he communicate to the company or its partners any accusation that the company committed any wrongdoing by selling its games. Thompson will not be restricted to publically criticizing Take Two's products, but must make all future contacts with the publisher through its attorneys. In return, Take Two has agreed to drop its lawsuit against Thompson, for which the court hearing was originally set just the day after the settlement.

News source: DailyTech

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