Activision lets sale source code Leisure Suit Larry cease

Dec

16

2018

planned sale of the source code of Leisure Suit Larry will not take place after a protest from Activision. Lawyers of the game publisher would have threatened legal action, even though Activision is not the owner of the source code.

At the beginning of this month, Al Lowe, the creator of Leisure Suit Larry, put the source code of the games on eBay. There was then eagerly offered, but recently the placed offers from eBay removed. A fan had a telephone conversation with Lowe and found out that lawyers threatened legal action on behalf of Activision , according to PcGamesN. However, Activision did not want to comment on the reporting.

The action is remarkable because Activision is not the owner of the source code of Leisure Suit Larry. Reason for the legal complaint is that the source code of Leisure Suit Larry contains parts that also occur in other games, of which Activision is the owner. Lowe would not have wanted to fight the case in court because of the legal costs.

The items offered were copies of the source code of Leisure Suit Larry 1 and 2, as well as the Apple II games Bop-A-Bet and Dragon’s Keep. The software is on old 5.25 “floppies, with extra backups on diskettes, but the rights to the games were not included, because Al Lowe does not own them.

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