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Zombies In Shopping Mall Aren’t Copyrightable, Video Gamer Says

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Any similarities between Capcom Entertainment's "Dead Rising" video game and The MKR Group's intellectual property rights in "George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead" movie "are based on the wholly unprotectible idea of humans battling zombies in a shopping mall," and Capcom wants a declaratory judgment that says so.

It claims that any treatments of "this unprotectible idea will necessarily yield similarities of ideas, materials in the public domain, facts, scenes a faire and other random similarities that cannot give rise to a copyright claim."

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