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Romantics vs. Guitar Hero
Highest Court E.D. Michigan
Year Ended 2008
Plaintiffs Romantics
Defendants Video Game Developer(s)
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Band sued video game for inclusion of version of their copyrighted song, and for violation of right of publicity. Judgment for Defendants, First Amendment rules. - [This entry is not yet complete or has not been edited/checked.]

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Interlocutory Orders Preliminary Injunction
Constitutional Law First Amendment Fair Use, Parody & Artistic Protection
Copyrights Ownership Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
General Affirmative Defenses Federal Preemption
  Equitable Actions Unjust Enrichment
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Federal (Lanham Act) Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts
  State Statute/Common Law Right of Publicity


Opinions Romantics v. Activision Pub., Inc.
574 F. Supp. 2d 758
E.D. Michigan , August 19, 2008 ( No. 07-14969 )


Romantics v. Activision Pub., Inc.
532 F. Supp. 2d 884
E.D. Michigan , January 22, 2008 ( No. 07-14969 )


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Related Searches Parties
Romantics ( Plaintiff )
Video Game Developer(s) ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Interlocutory Orders / Preliminary Injunction
Constitutional Law / First Amendment / Fair Use, Parody & Artistic Protection
Copyrights / Ownership / Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
General / Affirmative Defenses / Federal Preemption
General / Equitable Actions / Unjust Enrichment
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / Federal (Lanham Act) / Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Right of Publicity

Courts
E.D. Michigan (highest court)


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