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(Kotaku)   Playing Call of Duty isn't just a good idea, it's the law   (kotaku.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Pleading, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Game, Complaint, Activision's counsel, Sledgehammer Games  
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998 clicks; posted to STEM » on 07 Aug 2022 at 6:48 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-07 7:29:21 PM  
You don't even have to play it.  This sounds like basic stuff you could glean from a Let's Play or a Wikipedia page.

"Oh yeah, Infinite Warfare.  That's the one where you lead a fat Italian plumber to the Super Bowl after fighting a bunch of demons on Mars."
 
2022-08-07 8:04:44 PM  
Uh, expert testimony is no longer valid?
 
2022-08-07 9:11:34 PM  

johnphantom: Uh, expert testimony is no longer valid?


As long as the expert isn't obviously wrong about the basic facts of the case. If I'm suing you for plagiarizing my screenplay about a time traveling four-armed ninja from Mars, it's not gonna go well if the judge finds out YOUR screenplay is about a dyslexic ballet dancer named Lars.
 
2022-08-07 10:23:39 PM  

johnphantom: Uh, expert testimony is no longer valid?


Not when it's clearly shown to be not-expert testimony.
 
2022-08-08 5:18:03 AM  
It's essentially this in front of a judge.

Fox News Bashes Mass Effect
Youtube JHV6j3TRPVg
 
2022-08-08 7:46:34 AM  
No birdfarking allowed.

It's the law.

/it's Fark, it's not obscure
 
2022-08-08 9:26:08 AM  
Plaintiff's counsel could have easily verified these facts prior to filing the factually baseless Complaint, just as the Court easily verified them within the first hour and a half of playing the game."

Holy smokes, Subby is spot on correct. My only question is if the judge finished the game after verifying this information.
 
2022-08-08 9:28:06 AM  
Also, this lawsuit reminded me of when some guy with the last name Noid thought Dominoes Pizza was making fun of him so he took a store hostage.

How Domino's Pizza Mascot Caused a Hostage Situation
Youtube G2KBCtaNE64
 
2022-08-08 9:34:53 AM  

akallen404: johnphantom: Uh, expert testimony is no longer valid?

As long as the expert isn't obviously wrong about the basic facts of the case. If I'm suing you for plagiarizing my screenplay about a time traveling four-armed ninja from Mars, it's not gonna go well if the judge finds out YOUR screenplay is about a dyslexic ballet dancer named Lars.


Loren: johnphantom: Uh, expert testimony is no longer valid?

Not when it's clearly shown to be not-expert testimony.


Since when does a lawyer have to be an expert in the subject of something he is prosecuting? He is a lawyer, not a gaming expert, and I am sure they had gaming experts that would testify. After all, how hard is it to find a COD gamer?
 
2022-08-08 9:36:31 AM  
Seriously, exactly why should this lawyer be an expert in a game, it is the functionality he is going after, that is code. The judge is clueless too, he might as well asked the lawyer to be a programming expert.
 
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