Final 12 months, former Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell said he should have “flipped the table” when he heard about how Activision was planning to deal with Bungie when the latter was within the technique of being bought by the previous. That is most likely not the one choice he now regrets. O’Donnell departed the Future and Destiny 2 developer in 2014 however has just lately discovered himself on the dropping finish of a go well with in opposition to his former firm for distributing a few of his outdated compositions on the web.
Eurogamer is reporting that O’Donnell uploaded to his YouTube channel and different sources “early musical sketches of what grew to become Music of the Spheres, the much-loved musical basis for 2014’s Future.” In a case filed in April, Bungie stated that O’Donnell was required to return all music regarding Music of the Spheres when he left the corporate, and his distributing the tracks, which he started doing in 2019, “proves he didn’t adjust to the order.”
On July 12, O’Donnell was present in contempt of courtroom, owing Bungie $100,000, in addition to any cash he earned by way of gross sales of the music by way of Bandcamp. He is additionally on the hook for legal professional’s charges and the price of a third-party examination of his digital gadgets to find out if he just lately deleted any of the related tracks. O’Donnell’s representatives have appealed the quantity of the penalty, calling it “unreasonable.” He’s asked fans to purchase considered one of his soundtracks to “assist with my large authorized payments.”
Jason Winter, Information Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a variety of expertise to MMOBomb, together with two years with Beckett Media the place he served because the editor of the main gaming journal Large On-line Gamer. He has additionally written professionally for a number of gaming web sites.
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