The Church of England has threatened to sue Sony after the Japanese company used Manchester Cathedral as the backdrop to the gunfight in the PlayStation 3 game Resistance:The Fall of Man.
It could have a case, lawyers say.
Of course lawyers would say they might have a case...lawyers get paid win, lose or draw.
If it's possible, I don't see a reason why they wouldn't sue Sony. They'd be taking a shot at a large corporation that is already in a heap of lawsuits.
I mean isn't it the trendy thing to do? Sue someone, or some company for a pathetic reason?
Everyones just trying to make an easy buck. They will if Sony lets them. Surprising that 10% of the Church's followers income isn't enough to quench their thirsts for cash. We all know thats what churches are after. Probably the most profitable business in the world is religion.
I believe porn is #1.... could be drugs though...
The Church Of England don't take or ask for 10% off its followers(thats what American Churches do), they are however the biggest land owners in the UK with billions of pounds in assets. I believe that this dispute will be agreed some point in the middle, out of court. Do not think for a second that The Church Of England are small fry, they have enough $$$ to fight most organisations. But they are living in a dream world if they think Sony will remove the church from RFOM or pull the game. Everyone knows that god loves Wii sports!
They have to pay hush money to a lot of choir boys.
I thought the church was supposed to be christian enough to forgive. But I guess they're hypocrites after all.
exactly. The pope needs a new mansion
this doesn't look good for a religious group.
"exactly. The pope needs a new mansion"
Dude, we're talking about the Anglican Church, which broke away from the Roman Catholic Church. Know your religious groups, bud.
I very much doubt they would be buying the pope anything. But Sony should have at least tried to ask permission. Unless it's another form of publicity campaign.......
So your hating on Christians now to? What a prick.
I can see why they wouldn't want it in the game. Its not like they said "a church", its name and likeness were used.
You know, the church, where millions of deluded people go every Sunday in order to feel good about the way they treat everyone during the week.
Unfortunately, for them. It does no good. There is no God.
The Church of England owns Manchester Cathedral. It is a private property that is open to the public. The Church has the same private property rights that all citizens do.
The Church also has the right to choose when and if its private ptoperty, Manchester Cathedral, is displayed in a commercial medium, in this case, Resistance: Fall of Man.
I doubt, if asked, the Church would have allowed Manchester Cathedral to be depicted as the center of a bloodbath.
Sony will lose if this actually goes to court.
The only thing sony did is called it manchester catheral but that could probably be 10 different churches. No where in the game can you possibly tie that since no pictures and half the church is blown up. This is the stupidest thing ever heard, their willing to forgive if sony donate, man doesn't this just reminds of the christian crusades where basicaly millions of people lost their lives because they didn't agree with the church.
>>> The only thing sony did is called it manchester catheral but that could probably be 10 different churches. <<<
Wow!... just Wow!
Wth, that's yeah...I don't see why they would even bother, it's not a big deal or anything.
the Old Testaments "Eye for an eye". Maybe this is the kind of ideology behind it all. Monitary donations to the church are supposed to be voluntary though.
That entire section is actually put in there to LIMIT the amount of retaliation a person could do to another legally. As we can still see today in some countries the punishment does not fit the crime. Steal a jawbreaker, death. Spit on the sidewalk, death. This stuff has been misinterpreted for years.
In regards to this specific case, come on. This can't possibly be serious. As Sony has said, there is no video or picture used of the real Cathedral. Therefore no case. I think someone else pointed out that this would affect the ENTIRE entertainment business if this goes to court and loses. Grand Theft Auto would be toast.
what a mean church...
When stupid people talk, my ears bleed. Are you retarded?
Please explain how he is stupid. The crusades are just one more evil deed in the long list of Christian evil deeds. Salem witch trials, the crusades, the burning of the library of Alexandria, the dark ages, the murder of the templars, the murder of the Gnostics and I could keep going all day long, Christianity has paved it way through history with blood. I don’t understand how people follow a religion of such hate, destruction and lies. No good has ever come of organized religion and no good ever will come of it.
There’s a verse in the Tao Te Ching that speaks of how religious ceremony is for the weak men who have first failed the Tao and then failed morality. Few books can match its wisdom in regards to peace, humility and being kind to others, it is more in line with the teachings of Jesus that 80% of what you learn in church. Faith shouldn’t be attached to a building or rite. It’s something one must seek out from within. Jesus did just that; he was against the Jewish temple system, (the organized religion of the day) he didn’t have attachment to buildings, he looked within for knowledge, was kind to all and he surely wouldn’t have sued someone. In the end it’s a building people! Idolizing it regardless of age is against more than one of the teachings in the bible. Needless attachment to the past is why the Jerusalem is a hell hole, everyone wants to lay claim to what is honestly one of the most evil and horrid patches of land in existence. It’s a land of death, hate and murder and it has been this way for over a thousand years, nothing good ever happens there because it’s been cursed by the mark of organized religions as being “holy”. Evil things happen in churches all the time like molestation, this isn’t the movies just because it has church in the name doesn’t mean it’s immune to evil.
man this is so gay i hope who ever ask to sue sony gose to hell cause damn i mean they dont got anything better to do then try to sue sony for that lvl. Ok everyone we need to sue madden for use football filds and sue rainbow six for useing them building and hell sue ghost recon for useing mexico lol damn ppl get down right retarted.
your name is sturmfuhrer and your avatar looks like a nazi with a stick grenade, so i think you lose any and all credibility in what you say.
This is all for publicity, i live in england, i trust me its all for the money. Its like the muslims trying to sue because in socom 3 they started shooting in a mosque or something. its all BS, trust me
"basicaly millions of people lost their lives because they didn't agree with the church."" - WTF?
No stupid, religious leaders called for the retaking of the holy land from Muslim control. Volunteers flocked to sign up. I duno wtf you've heard.
@ virusE: Go f*ck yourself, I hate people who attack Christianity yet not other faiths. Bad things have happened as a result of religion, that doesn't mean Christianity is an evil religion. Half the sh*t you mentioned are minor events. Hell, the library was attacked a LOT and LOT of fires happened there noob. You also seem to forget that after the fall of the Roman Empire it was Christian monks who preserved all the knowledge in their libraries, hand copying books and keeping it safe when everyone else had forgotten it. So all you dumbf*cks who open your mouths, know WTF your talking about before you start regurgitating sh*t you got offa some blog....morons.
@Sandip: You don't like my avatar so I have no credibility? GTFO noob. We know your still upset Germany whooped your asses twice and America had to bail you out.
no its not because of your avatar its because of your pro nazism. ok maybe im taking it a little too far.
but i just have to LOL at the fact you think it was all americas doing that britain didnt lose the war. is that what your taught at school?
russia was a massive provider of the victory, you just dont like admitting it because your scared of the 'red invasion'.
Where did I say that? Were talking about the western front here. Germany kicked your asses off Europe in 1940. Without the United States there would be no d-day. Scared of the red invasion? Who wouldn't be? Communism is the worst thing to ever happen to the world.
actually, communism isnt the worst thing ever to happen to the world, i think thats a slight exaggeration, its just been extremely badly implemented by the likes of stalin and mao.
anyway, lets stop with this, theres no point arguing about history on the internet, it needs to be done face to face lol. and plus is 3:45 am and im really tired. peace
wow i learned a lot about you guys and a little bit about ww2. that was neat!
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