Thursday, March 30, 2017

Oculus cofounder leaves Facebook amid legal firestorm

Palmer Luckey, after years of being a prominent face at Facebook and the figurehead of Oculus, is leaving the company. Luckey has been at the center of a legal battle between Facebook and ZeniMax Media for the last couple of months. ZeniMax brought suit against both Facebook and Luckey for theft of intellectual property and disseminating a false origin story for the Rift as entirely Luckey’s invention — the Oculus, ZeniMax claimed, was based on its software. The court passed judgement in ZeniMax’s favor. The ruling stated that Luckey in particular owed ZeniMax $50 million for false designation — meaning he misrepresented…

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