No Doubt vs. Activision suit settled
Grammy-winning band and Call of Duty publisher agree on settlement over 2009 lawsuit related to the use of the band's likeness in Band Hero; terms not disclosed.
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The high-profile case between Grammy Award-winning rock band No Doubt and big-time publisher Activision has been settled, according to an Associated Press report. The trial over the use of the band's likeness in 2009's Band Hero was scheduled to go before a jury beginning October 15.
Terms of the settlement were not revealed, and neither No Doubt's attorney nor Activision were immediately available for comment.
The band's attorney, Bert Deixler, told GameSpot in August that Activision's settlement offers, at the time, were lacking. And as for what the settlement offer may have looked like, Deixler said No Doubt was owed "millions and millions of dollars."
No Doubt sued Activision in November 2009, claiming the publisher had no contractual right to allow the group's in-game avatars to be used to perform other artists' songs.
Activision countersued No Doubt a month later, saying it is "publicly known" that characters in previous Guitar Hero games have been "unlockable" in the same fashion, suggesting No Doubt did not exercise due diligence before entering into the agreement.
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