Maroon 5 Singer Claims Activision Misused Likeness

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT) -- Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine reportedly sued Activision Blizzard Inc. on Thursday in California for allegedly exploiting his image in the “Band Hero” video game, becoming the latest rock star to accuse the company of taking liberties with license agreements.

Levine claims that Activision failed to get his permission to use his avatar for a “Band Hero” feature that allows users to make the on-screen avatars sing dozens of different songs using different voices, according to The Wrap, a media and entertainment business publication.

The singer...
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