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News Photographer sues Activision over COD:MW 'Mara' character

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 5 Feb 2021.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Lover of bit-tech Administrator

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  2. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Huh. I saw that promotional image and thought the "Mara" character looked like the photographer lady (Charlene Amoia?) in the Steven Seagal film, "Sniper: Special Ops" ("thank" Amazon Prime Video for recommending that to me...). Although she never stands in that pose, so... yeah. Well, whatever.
     
  3. Cool_CR

    Cool_CR What's a Dremel?

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    Wait you can copyright something as generic as a black haired female soldier in a standard resting stance?

    That said the hair really does look copied!
     
  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    No, but you can make a stink about to to drum up publicity for your own thing.
     
  5. Mojo

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    This paragraph pretty much summed it up for me!
     
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  6. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    It's one of these situations that seem to crop up surprising regularly where it would be so easy to be heavily *inspired by* the original work to the same effect but make any claim of copyright infringement ridiculous, but instead they went the whole hog and ripped if off in such minute and unnecessary detail that it seems pretty clear cut. I hope Activision have to write a nice fat cheque for once.
     
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