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Sat, Aug 04, 2012 | 18:43 BST
The lawsuit between Activision and No Doubt over the use of the band’s image in Band Hero will go before a jury starting October 15.
Tue, May 29, 2012 | 23:46 BST
A Superior Court judge has once more upheld No Doubt’s suit against Activision over use of the band’s likenesses in Band Hero, despite the publisher’s move to dismiss.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 | 21:04 GMT
Shorts don’t just belong on Saturday. Any day there are lots of pieces of little news is shorts day.
Sat, May 01, 2010 | 19:37 BST
Harmonix and MTV announced yesterday that next week, the entirety of No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom, as well as singles from Orianthi and Picture Me Broken, will be available via the Rock Band Music Store.
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 | 14:58 BST
No Doubt has prevailed in a counter-suit brought on by Activision over the use of the band’s image in Band Hero – at least in the first round.
Sun, Jan 31, 2010 | 03:16 GMT
Looks like the lawsuit between Activision and pissed-off rockers over Guitar Hero 5/Band Hero is still on the docket, if Courtney Love’s newest comments are any indication.
Wed, Dec 09, 2009 | 17:49 GMT
Activision has filed a countersuit against No Doubt over its Band Hero suit against it, alleging a breach of contract and “unjust enrichment”.
Last month you recall, No Doubt pulled a Courtney Love, complaining that players could user band avatars to play songs not performed or written by it. In response, Activision’s claiming the band did not request that the avatars be used for only the band until after the game was already put to press.
“Activision admits that although it is possible to program a videogame whereby particular in-game characters can only be selected when certain songs are played, Plaintiff first requested this only after the “Band Hero” programming was finalized, had been submitted to all of the U.S. console manufacturers for approval and had been approved for manufacture by most console manufacturers”, read a statement.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, The countersuit against the band is requesting that it provide Activision with “unspecified damages and interest, a return from No Doubt of all benefits and payments, an order for No Doubt to pay the full cost of this action and reasonable attorney fees, along with further awards and relief that the Court deems just and proper.”
Basically, because they bitched and decided to sue, Activision wants the money it paid the group returned and then some.
It looks like it will get nasty. That or the judge will rule a kiss and make-up session or a battle to the death through kal-if-fee – we hope
Thu, Nov 05, 2009 | 08:51 GMT
The full thing, taken from Game Informer:
Some of the world’s most popular and iconic artists have been featured in Guitar Hero as playable characters, and we are proud to count No Doubt among them. Activision has a written agreement to use No Doubt in Band Hero – an agreement signed by No Doubt after extensive negotiations with its representatives, who collectively have decades of experience in the entertainment industry. Pursuant to that agreement, Activision worked with No Doubt and the band’s management in developing Band Hero. As a result, Activision believes it is within its legal rights with respect to the use and portrayal of the band members in the game and that this lawsuit is without merit. Activision is exploring its own legal options with respect to No Doubt’s obligations under the agreement.
Do you reckon No Doubt screams onto Twitter in nonsensical streams of consciousness at 3.00am? Hope springs eternal.
Thu, Nov 05, 2009 | 00:21 GMT
No Doubt has filed a lawsuit against Activision what it calls misuse of its likeness in Band Hero, according to a report from Rolling Stone, citing that the firm turned the band into a “virtual karaoke circus act”.
Complaints in the filing consist of not only “fraudulent inducement” but also to “breach of contract” and the group has said that it disapproves of their likeness being used to sing songs by other artists.
Another complaint is that players can isolate band members out of the group.
“No Doubt agreed to place avatars containing their name and likeness performing three No Doubt songs in the upcoming Band Hero game of the Guitar Hero series from Activision,” read a statement from the group.
“Without the band’s knowledge or approval Activision turned the group into virtual karaoke players by having them perform over 60 additional songs by other musical groups.”
According to the report, No Doubt asked Activision to honor its contract, but the request was refused due to the cost of fixing it being “too expensive.”
Oh boy. Here we go again.
Activison’s response is through the break.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009 | 19:49 GMT
Rock Band will see the debut album from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, as well as the song “New” from No Doubt, on March 3 and March 5 for 360 and PS3 respectively.
Tracks from SRV’s Texas Flood include: Love Struck Baby, Pride and Joy, Texas Flood, Tell Me, Rude Mood, Testify, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Dirty Pool, I’m Cryin’ and Lenny.
Each of these, as well as the No Doubt single, will be 160 MS Points ($2.00) each, or for the full Texas Flood LP, 1280 MS Points ($15.99).