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#3497871 - 01/18/12 10:45 PM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Alexi_Alx_Anova]
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Originally Posted By: Alexi_Alx_Anova
Remember the Pacific Fighters debacle?



Yeah im still pissed about that
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#3500456 - 01/21/12 03:56 PM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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See, I don't get the legality of Boing's (or NTGs) argument. These things (i.e. the AH-1) have get to be, at least in part, public domain. Their is nothing about the general shape or appearance of the aircraft (or the name) that has any affect on the company's ability to make a profit from the aircraft, and these things have been in movies, airshows, static displays, museums, etc. for years or decades.

I am all for a company getting the most buck for its product, but this push by aircraft manufacturers to try and charge for every game or model depecting something they built is ridiculous. If EA was building unlicensed real AH-1s, that would be one thing, but trying to say EA doesn't have the right to use the name AH-1 (which was assigned by the DOD) or the image of the AH-1 (which is purely a product of the weapon system's functionality) is like Louisville Slugger saying you have to pay them royalties every time you use a picture of a wooden baseball bat.

At least Dice/EA, unlike Maddox/Ubisoft, is big enough and has covered their backsides well enough to have a decent chance of ending this shenanigans.

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#3530234 - 03/02/12 03:17 AM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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#3547730 - 03/30/12 11:55 AM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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Remember Strikefighters and Lockheed (removal of the F-104 and C-130)
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#3547855 - 03/30/12 03:18 PM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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The courts should ask them who paid for the development of those aircrafts, and then tell them to go #%&*$# themselves.
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#3547892 - 03/30/12 04:37 PM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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the situation that prevented games from using their planes has since been resolved.
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#3547967 - 03/30/12 06:55 PM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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What? Care to share more info on this?

For a couple of years I worked on a project that's been affected by this kind of bs (and other kinds, of course) so I'd like to know if there's a clear legal standing one way or the other.
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#3548046 - 03/30/12 11:55 PM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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the simplest way of saying it is..


i dont remember details, but i know When Strike Fighters Project 1 came out, it had the Lockheed F-104, When hey released subsequent versions/Gold Versions later on, it was removed as there was a licensing dispute with Lockheed, however licensing requirements for military planes have changed since then and the F-104 was added later as Free DLC for Strike Fighters Gold.
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#3548114 - 03/31/12 06:40 AM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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Curious, how are military aircraft different from the auto industry? There are plenty of well known occurrences where car company X decided not to licence their cars for use in specific video games.

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#3548152 - 03/31/12 09:48 AM Re: Something interesting in the BF3 world [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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Because cars in general didn't have their design and development paid for by taxpayer money. Military equipment mostly does, which means the Government is the owner of the IP.

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