Athletes Don’t Own Their Tattoos. That’s a Problem for Video Game Developers.

Sports video games strive for realism by closely replicating real-life players, but digitally reproducing their tattoos has led to court fights over ownership rights.

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whitesoxfalife76174d ago

talk about greyest of a grey area, they just replace the authentic ones and replace them with generic kind. But that also hurt that person's authenticity....

TheUndertaker85174d ago (Edited 174d ago )

Not just authenticity but personality too. Most people have some pretty good meanings behind the tattoos that they choose. Adding a generic one or removing them all together causes players to lose part of who they are.

Granted in this instance it’s a video game representation but that representation is a reflection of each individual player.

Fist4achin174d ago

First world problem to me.

jlove4life174d ago

Hell itcost me 99 dollars deluxe edtion formy player to be a crub at overall 75 pay the artist a few bucks

RememberThe357174d ago

The game costs a lot so the publisher can afford to pay the artist royalties. I think.

RichardKing90174d ago (Edited 174d ago )

In modern computer games, each company tries to make players as realistic as possible.

roadkillers174d ago

Yeah, what the flying ****? How can someone own something that has become a part of your body? Creepy.

2pacalypsenow174d ago

I think I the tatoo artists who usually design it.

NewUser101174d ago

I love how some moron downvoted you despite you being 100% correct as per the fucking article.

kevnb174d ago

ya that makes sense, but I think there are times when exceptions should be made. If we are drawing a person the tattoos should be fair game, if we are just copying the tattoos for any other reason then sure, sue them.

roadkillers174d ago

Honestly, I do not buy NBA because a basketball player has a tattoo I like..

Skankinruby174d ago

This is an odd fact I was unaware of, I dont do the tattoo thing so I'm unaware of the rules. Does this apply to everyone or just celebrities

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