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News Courtney Love suing over Guitar Hero 5

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 10 Sep 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Arkanrais

    Arkanrais New Member

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    Gold digging *****.
    /goes to do something more productive, like staring at the wall.
     
  3. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I don't get why it's so weird. Dead folk get brought back to live in all kinds of ways. Film being the most obvious. Why is a game any different.

    What a bitch...
     
  4. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Awww is the poor thing feeling starved of attention again?
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Why can she sue them? Can you copyright someone's appearance? I realise that if not she could be going on the ground of it being damaging, but surely a simulation of a famous musician being on-stage enjoying himself can't be damaging, surely?
     
  6. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Likeness rights are pretty much copyrighting someone's appearance. As Courtney owns Cobain's she can license them out to whoever she chooses, including Activision for use in GH5...which she did. ANd is now angry that Activision took some liberties with it. Like making Kurt rap.
     
  7. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    Er, sounds about right to me. She may be whacko, but I highly doubt she's doing this for the money.
     
  8. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Jees... her twitter is pretty confusing. And she should learn to spell.
    Looking through the Twitter, it sounds like she's doing it for the Money, TBH. She's been bitching about that all day.
    She licensed activision. Sorry to hear that she now regrets the decision. Hope she loses the court case (unlikely, not impossible)
     
  9. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Is that really possible to own someone else's appearance? I can see this getting thrown out of court.
     
  10. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    ...What was the deal with Nirvana anyway? Completely over-hyped...
     
  11. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    George Lucas famously owns Mark Hamil's iirc. yes, likeness rights are a real, genuine commodity.
     
  12. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    I think it's more a sobriety thing, then a spelling thing.
     
  13. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    fair argument... and she still claims (on her twitter): "**** all of you. I am a good mother." (to paraphrase)
     
  14. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    It was a time and place thing.
    Had to be there, at the right age...
    Smells like teen spirit kicked a lot of it off.....
     
  15. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    Left the Techno era and went into the grunge era.

    No more Charlie and his cat (meow), and distorted guitars abound ;)
     
  16. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    What does
    in the article mean?

    Ah right I get it :) darn abreviations :p
     
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  17. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    I don't see what right she has to complain, she licensed them to use him in game, she surely would've seen the finished product before giving the go ahead for him to be in the game so I see no reason why she wants to sue them. I don't see why anyone can feel wierd about playing a dead man, ROCK BAND THE BEATLES FOR GOD SAKE!!!!
     
  18. themcman1

    themcman1 is now 110% win

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    not safe for work. :thumb:
     
  19. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Having Kurt bumped off was quite a shrewd business move by Courtney.
     
  20. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    I totally understand what Courtney Love is doing having read a transcript of her speech to the Digital Hollywood online entertainment conference in New York on May 16 of this year:

    Link to transcript
     
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