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Sun Jul 20, 2014, 02:14 PM

 

Manuel Noriega's Crazy Lawsuit Over Call of Duty Isn't So Crazy

Manuel Noriega joined Lindsay Lohan this week on the roster of mockable public figures filing lawsuits over unauthorized video game cameos. In a complaint filed in a California court, Noriega complains that he’s “portrayed as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes” in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, a game made by Activision Blizzard (ATVI).

The former Panamanian dictator, of course, is the culprit of numerous heinous crimes in real life. So, yes, his protests seem a bit ridiculous at first glance. But this isn’t a libel case. Noriega isn’t suing Activision for unfairly portraying him as a criminal; he’s suing it for not cutting him in on the money it made doing so.

This so-called “right of publicity” is at the heart of both Lohan’s and Noriega’s lawsuits, and a lawsuit between athletes and the NCAA, albeit in a less direct way. Tattoo artists have also sued video game makers that have featured their work, but that’s a whole different matter.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-18/manuel-noriegas-crazy-lawsuit-against-call-of-duty-isnt-so-crazy

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Response to TexMex (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 07:02 PM

1. The only heinous crime Noreiga was guilty of

was having the dirt on Poppy Bush's cocaine dealing.

We invaded that country to take him out. His trial was completely secret. He's been in jail for decades now incommunicado.

He is going to die in prison to make sure the dirt he has on America's First Family (gag) never sees the light of day.

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Response to Buford Justice (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 07:08 PM

2. Bush and Manuel, just a couple of old pals....until the invasion!

 

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