AM General Sues Activision Blizzard Over Call of Duty’s Humvees

AM General, the manufacturers behind the Humvee military vehicle, is suing Activision Blizzard over the inclusion of Humvee vehicles in the Call of Duty franchise.

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ImGumbyDammit398d ago

I don't know what AM General's game play in all this is but, there is plenty of precedence for allowance of content like this in media (books, film, games, etc..) without permission. Any copyright issues definitely should get pass easily on fair use contingency anyways. Is there something I am missing? Does the game go out it's way to say something unfairly negative about Humvee's or something patently untrue? If so, that would be a completely different type of lawsuit.

Gh05t398d ago

If this is the case I think Colt should sue everyone under the sun for using the term "AR-15" and talking about any rifle that is manufactured by someone else since Colt holds the trademark.

naruga398d ago (Edited 398d ago )

i dont understand why automobile companies or arms companies would sue a video game or a movie for having accurate depiction of their products if this depiction is not derogatory or negative for even help them with advertising .....i would like military games to have very accurate depitctions of equipment or vehicles as it help alot wiht the immersion

KeeseToast398d ago

@naruga if they wouldn't want the depiction then why didnt they put out a C&D back then? They just want even more money cause they are greedy. Call of Duty makes billions, so they want in on it

bobsmith398d ago

more micro trans to make up for this if they lose

BrianOBlivion398d ago (Edited 398d ago )

"the success of the blockbuster franchise published by Activision Blizzard is “only at the expense of AM General..."

Because the few seconds I get to spend inside a humvee are the only real reason I buy COD games. /s

Actually, to be honest, they could be called "generic army transport vehicles" for all I care or even remember about WHAT cars are in COD games.

AM General is getting a bit big for it's britches and needs to get it's ego in check.
If you want to be the main vehicle for the modern u.s. army, then you accept it's usage in any portrayal of the army.
Would they rather have a vehicle from a different company represented?

ruefrak398d ago

Yes, of course. The only reason the Call of Duty games were successful is because everyone thought that AM General was licensing the likeness of the humvee to Activision. I think in an actual trial, a lawyer should just ask everyone if anyone had ever heard of AM General before. Once nobody raises their hands, the trial should be over.

Gamist2dot0398d ago

Lawsuits fly when money is involved; everyone want's a cut.

Cobra951398d ago

Yes--it's all about money.