Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by flywheels, Nov 23, 2007.
Saw this morning on the local newspaper's site:
Well that just seems stupid. I don't see the band winning this at all.
That's ******ed, so, they'll win. Let me make sure I understand this right. They're suing a company for legally obtaining the copyright to use a song because it sounds too much like them? WTF? "We give you permission as long as it doesn't sound like us." WTF! Would they rather it sounded like someone torturing a cat?
Yeah, I don't understand the basis of the suit either.
Activision will win. The Romantics gave them permission to cover the song, it doesn't matter how close or how distant it sounds from the song, they had legal permission to cover it, that's it. The judge won't favor in the band.
I hope so. The Lawsuit seems like a cheap ploy to make money. Especially with this injunction crap.
Sweet! If they pull the game from stores, I can sell this crappy game at an inflated price!
Maybe their pissed because the recording on the game sounds better then they could ever play it
The band is the one that filed the case(or something) so they'll win. The system is fucked up these days
Haha, this reminds me of that silly lawsuit when CCR broke up. They sued the guitarist/singer/songwriter after he left the band for writing music that sounded to much like his previous work. Oh you silly music lawsuits, when will you learn.
It was already sold at an inflated price, so then it would just be ridiculous.
and now here's a GHIII patch....which removes them from the game....hope you like losing publicity.
Granted, they do kind of deserve it considering how remarkably stupid they've been in pursuing this kind of lawsuit.
It also will stop the injunction of trying to remove the game from shelves.
Haha, your O_O matched the baby's expression in your avatar.
And I dunno, this case could go either way.
i meant the Romantics loosing publicity...not Activision.....
I don't see this going anywhere. When I first read it I thought they meant that Activision got permission for the song and then produced a completely new song that just sounded like them, then I reread it and realized they were pissed off that someone was able to cover their song close to them.
I don't think they understand that the point of a cover is to get it as close as possible to the real deal. If they were concerned about that then why didn't they just give the rights to use the master recording?
John Fogerty, when he released his solo album Centerfield, the one with the song that goes, "put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today" if you know any Fogerty you know the song. His old record sued him saying that he was copyright infringing himself as the songwriter for Creedence.
He fought the lawsuit and won though.
Heh, I dated John Fogerty's niece for a few months years ago. I remember her telling me about that once.
Damn, someone beat me to the John Fogerty post.
And I will bet all the money in my wallet ($80 for those interested) that the Romantics only did this lawsuit because they didn't think that Guitar Hero would be this big of a juggernaut, and they feel like they got cheated out of a bigger slice of the pie.
Fogerty kicks ass. If I were you I probably would have married the girl just so I could tell people that I was related to the guy from CCR.
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