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Old 01-12-2012, 11:09 AM
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Default "Illegality" of games representing US hardware is challenged

Interesting read here. Textron lawyers have got dollar signs in their eyes after seeing BF3's sales figures and want to get a slice. But if EA can help overturn the trend for US military hardware manufacturers suing games developers for depicting their products, it could have a positive effect on the future of our hobby too.

http://kotaku.com/5874076/ea-invokes...licopter-maker

Heck, if they manage it, I'd even buy their silly game to say thanks!
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:35 AM
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Very interesting article, thanks!
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:48 AM
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The thing I don't get is what legal footing does textron have? It mentions the bill that was passed that allows companies the freedom to replicate etc so how can they do anything!!!??
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:52 AM
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Interesting. That may solve the Grumman problem. Copyright issues have been brought way to far into the extremes lately.
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It would great to see them win. What might be sticking point for flight sims is that EA are arguing that the inclusion of the chopper isn't a main selling point of the game just a prop, pardon the pun, in the larger scenario. But in a flight sim the aircraft included will be a fundamental selling point, I fear this may still be a problem for flight sims. Definately interested to see who wins.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:21 PM
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I see what you mean. Hopefully if it came to that again, they could hang on the Il-2 label and argue that the Sturmovik is central to the game and everything else are peripheral additions.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:24 PM
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that's why it's safer to stick to WW1/WW2, it's very unlikely you're gonna get sued by Messerschmitt AG or Supermarine teehehe
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that's why it's safer to stick to WW1/WW2, it's very unlikely you're gonna get sued by Messerschmitt AG or Supermarine teehehe
Yeah somehow I can't see EADs stooping so low
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Also

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I see what you mean. Hopefully if it came to that again, they could hang on the Il-2 label and argue that the Sturmovik is central to the game and everything else are peripheral additions.
...prime offer to Ilyushin to get their share =)
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