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 Post subject: Noriega sues Activision
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, '14, 12:07 am 
Manuel Noriega, ex-dictator of Panama, is sueing Activision over the supposed use of his likeness without his permission:

http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post--m ... -portrayal

Wow, I had no idea that he was even still around anywhere. :blank:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, '14, 3:10 am 
Didn't realize he was still on this side of the dirt. Wow.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, '14, 8:19 pm 
He's still alive? Ah well. I'm sure this probably falls under the legal protections afforded to fictional works. Perhaps Activision will be more careful in the future, but I can't see them losing this lawsuit if it even makes it to court.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, '14, 9:18 pm 
Still alive ? for an ex-dictator...:(


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, '14, 11:18 pm 
I guess this is going to be the new thing huh? First Lindsay Lohan and now this. When will it end? It must be really hard to be a game developer these days. You know, to make characters that resemble NOBODY.

I could image how it would go:

Person 1: "Hey, here's the new enemy design I was telling you about"

Person 2: "Oh, it's good, really good..............but you know what? If you look at the character model this way, it kind of looks like Weird AL."

Person 1: "Ooookay, I'll start over........"


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, '14, 3:56 am 
S4Blade wrote:"Oh, it's good, really good..............but you know what? If you look at the character model this way, it kind of looks like Weird AL."

Hahahahaha! And speaking of Weird Al...



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, '14, 9:38 pm 
Read an article yesterday that says Activision has hired former New York Mayor Rudolph Guilliani as their Attorney in this case.

https://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-i ... 23572.html

Man, I'd love to be courtside for this trial, lol.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, '14, 6:35 pm 
Update on the Noriega/Activision lawsuit.....the judge has dismissed the case:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gami ... /18065521/


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