The lawsuit was filed Friday and alleges copyright infringement from Capcom, including from the Resident Evil 4 logo.

A photographer and designer has alleged in a suit that Capcom matches from Devil May Cry to Resident Evil 4 utilized her photos broadly as environments, textures, and a primary element of this Resident Evil 4 logo.

Judy A. Juracek is the author of a collection of her photos, called Surfaces, first printed in 1996. It comes with a CD-ROM collecting the pictures, but using those images for commercial projects necessitates paying for a license. Capcom never contacted Juracek to get a permit. Juracek has pointed out at least 80 photographs used as references in Capcom games across extensive documentation.

Many of the locations and objects certainly referenced in the lawsuit came from areas Juracek gained special access to, or which are now gone, such as a particular pane of broken glass from 1990s Italy, or mansions along with other structures not available to the general public.

Regions of the lawsuit rely on data from the past year’s Capcom ransomware assault , which leaked large amounts of internal info. The lawsuit alleges that one texture file found from the flow even had the exact same title as it will on Juracek’s CD-ROM.

The next images are from the lawsuit papers themselves, and give an idea of exactly what the allegations seem like.

A Capcom representative told Polygon that it is”aware of the litigation” but doesn’t have additional comment. Not commenting on a continuing legal issue is standard in this type of case.

This isn’t the first-time something like this has happened lately, as a filmmaker recently pointed out that a Resident Evil Village boss looks a lot like his own propeller-headed monster.


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