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Rockstar Games Suing The BBC

Rockstar Games, creators of the Grand Theft Auto series, have filed a lawsuit against the BBC. The cause of the lawsuit is BBC’s upcoming drama “Game Changers” which is planned to focus on the early days of Rockstar, as well as the controversy surrounding the Grand Theft Auto series and their legal battles with Jack Thompson.

In a recent statement to IGN, Rockstar Games claims they have had no involvement in the film, their official statement may be found below.

“Take-Two Interactive has filed suit against the BBC for trademark infringement based on their movie currently titled ‘Game Changer’ as it relates to Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto video game series. 

While holders of the trademarks referenced in the film title and its promotion, Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project. Our goal is to ensure that our trademarks are not misused in the BBC’s pursuit of an unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games. We have attempted multiple times to resolve this matter with the BBC without any meaningful resolution. It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary.”

The BBC has yet to comment on the lawsuit, and will likely not do so. According to a BBC spokesperson contacted by IGN, the BBC had this to say “We do not comment on legal matters.”


{Source: Destructoid, via IGN}