Thursday, 10 December 2009

Activision Files Counter-Suit Against No Doubt Suit

Activision has launched a counter-lawsuit against No Doubt alleging a breach of contract and “unjust enrichment”. No Doubt had filed a suit against Activision over the use of their in-game avatars featured in Band Hero playing songs the group hadn't agreed to. Activision commented in a statement:
“Activision admits that although it is possible to program a videogame whereby particular in-game characters can only be selected when certain songs are played, Plaintiff first requested this only after the “Band Hero” programming was finalized, had been submitted to all of the U.S. console manufacturers for approval and had been approved for manufacture by most console manufacturers."
The counter-suit against the band is requesting that it provide Activision with “unspecified damages and interest, a return from No Doubt of all benefits and payments, an order for No Doubt to pay the full cost of this action and reasonable attorney fees, along with further awards and relief that the Court deems just and proper.”

Source: HollywoodReporter

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