For those of you that weren't aware, the Pokémon Company recently sued a fan over alleged copyright infringement. Here's the breakdown of what happened: A Seattle Café owner named Ramar Larkin Jones was going to be throwing a Pokémon themed party at his café, the Pokémon Company slapped him with a lawsuit, and the two parties supposedly managed to agree to a settlement. Jones was unable to pay the settlement and set up a crowdfunding campaign which successfully had managed to accrue the funds. Unfortunately for him, the Pokémon Company has now withdrawn the settlement, evidently as a result of his painting the Pokémon Company in a bad light.
According to Jones, the settlement was originally proposed by the Pokémon Company and there's allegedly documentation to prove that a deal had been made. Game Informer recently covered the story and Jones reached out to them via email:
We had agreed to a settlement once the story broke on motherboard we got a email saying they were pulling the offer because I was bad mouthing them tho I was not. The lawyer I was working with is trying to get them to put the settlement back on the table so that we can be done with this entire thing. we should no by the end of the day. We have the emails going back and fourth where their lawyers say we have a deal.
What do you think? Is Jones being entirely honest about the situation? Who do you think will win the case? Share your thoughts in the comments below.