Activision v Noriega analysed: don’t make way for the bad guy

Back in July 2014 I wrote a post about whether a dictator (Manuel Noriega of Panama) could control his online image in a video game (the hit game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2)?  We now have an answer: nope.  In a short judgment which is interesting for all kinds of reasons, a Californian court has… Continue reading Activision v Noriega analysed: don’t make way for the bad guy

No Doubt vs Activision Band Hero lawsuit to fight on

A US appeal court has given No Doubt permission to continue their lawsuit against Activision over Band Hero.  The rock band argue that Activision has misused their likenesses and music within Band Hero in a breach of a contract that Activision entered into with them. This lawsuit has been going since around November 2009 (see… Continue reading No Doubt vs Activision Band Hero lawsuit to fight on

No Doubt vs Activision: a legal analysis

The dispute between No Doubt and Activision over Band Hero (which we’ve blogged about previously) has continued to escalate, with Activision this week filing papers setting out its formal legal position. Below, I set out a lowdown of what’s going on, what No Doubt and Activision argue against each other and my thoughts about  how… Continue reading No Doubt vs Activision: a legal analysis