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Sep/07

Jack Thompson v Take Two


I’m late to reporting about the, well, maybe vendetta is the right word, for the on-going dispute between lawyer Jack Thompson and video game publisher Take Two, which distributes Grand Theft Auto. Take Two has apparently sued Thompson in the past over ‘nuisance’ lawsuits, and now Thompson alleges that Take Two has modeled a character after him in the new GTA. His letter to Take Two is worth reading.
For a blast from the past, here is an amicus brief submitted in the Tony Twist case which refers to an author’s right to model fictional characters on real people. One of the signers of the brief was Michael Crichton, who availed himself of this right, as described here.

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