Activision Can't Silence No Doubt's 'Band Hero' Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 29, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Tuesday kept alive rock band No Doubt's breach of contract and right to publicity suit against Activision Publishing Inc., setting the stage for a trial over the use of the rockers' avatars in Activision's popular "Band Hero" video game.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ramona See said a jury should consider whether Activision violated the terms of its agreement with No Doubt by failing to tell band members that their avatars could be used to perform other musician’s songs. The court...
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