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News GTA modder facing prison?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 21 Apr 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    yes, the world has gone mad.
     
  3. mmorgue

    mmorgue New Member

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    Let me guess what's next....

    AlliedConcrete and New Zealand Steel sue him for unauthorised use of their material depictions in commercial buildings, residential homes...
    Coca-Cola, Pepsi and others sue him for unauthorised use of the depictions of fizzy drink cans in the same shape as theirs...
    Your average citizen decides to sue him for unauthorised use of their 'kinda-sorta' likeness when used as random NPC characters walking the streets...

    Christ, what the hell is this world coming to...?
     
  4. Joeymac

    Joeymac New Member

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    Mad? I think the world has gone bat **** crazy.
     
  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    With all the blood rushing to their heads, it's no wonder this has happened.
     
  6. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    thats what happens when theres more sheep than people
     
  7. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    +1.
     
  8. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Well look on the brightside, if they come to arrest him he'll have plenty of practise at dealing with the New Zealand police force, eh?
     
  9. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    That's a pretty bad interpretation of the law and if it goes to court I hope they get their asses handed to them.
     
  10. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    yet again, something that would have gone largely unnoticed is being forced into the public eye (cough hot coffee cough)

    Something that may have had hundreds of views/downloads/interests will now have many times that
     
  11. Kierax

    Kierax New Member

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    This is just daft why dont they go about sorting the corrupt governments and organizations rather then stupid nit picking on people who are doing nothing to no-one.
     
  12. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Just a week or two away from the release of GTA 4 :D
     
  13. Arkanrais

    Arkanrais New Member

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    dammit, I thought this country was resistant to this kind of idiocy.
    still, I would say they don't have a legal leg to stand on seeing as how the guys isn't impersonating a police officer or doing any actual harm to the police force (not like when a friend of mine threw a pie at some police who kept following him, then got mace'd [pepper sprayed] for it)

    edit; bring on the Streisand effect
     
  14. johnmustrule

    johnmustrule New Member

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    Yay! the rest of the world's following Americas frivolous lawsuit trend! Get on the bandwagon ppl!
     
  15. ZERO <ibis>

    ZERO <ibis> Member

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    The blood in that game looks like mine. I have rights to my blood how dare they use it without paying me a billion dollars! :wallbash:
     
  16. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    [Case is presented to Judge]
    Judge: ...
    NZ Police: So he's guilty, right?
    Judge: Who the f*ck cares about a video game.
    [NZ Police leave crying]
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    ^^^ I hope that is how it happens ^^^
     
  18. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Thank you so much. You made my day.

    I always thought that law was about impersonating a police officer. Does this mean you can't draw a picture of a cop now? Ridiculous.
     
  19. Cptn-Inafinus

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    A word of warning.

    Watch the skies!
     
  20. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    Likely, the only outcome of this prosecution attempt will be added publicity for the modder. That will in turn lead to more people downloading and using his mods. Hence, the New Zealand police are actually contributing to the spread of what they consider a problem.
     
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