“No one likes a tattletale, Danny… except of course, me.” Ty Webb (Chevy Chase), Caddyshack.
An interesting twist in the Zynga lawsuit with Vostu over game stealing – At least one Vostu employee, and a source says there are more – has approached Zynga with “evidence” of just how overtly Vostu was copying popular Zynga games. A source tells me that these employees are asking for payouts from Zynga to turn over the information.
Two thoughts on this. First, this is really bad for Vostu if it’s true (and I think it is) – if you tell employees to just go copy something exactly there’s a good chance that someday that’s going to become publicly known. Second, I wonder if these employees understand that they are going to get sucked into this litigation now whether they want to or not, and there’s little to no chance of getting any kind of payment from Zynga. Their best bet is probably to simply hope for a Zynga job offer once the dust settles.