Guy Game Suit

Cox News (thanks HomeLAN Fed) reports a teenage girl has targeted Topheavy Studios, Gathering of Developers, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Microsoft Corp. with a lawsuit over appearing in her birthday suit in the Guy Game, the intellectual romp centering around such salacious moments. Reportedly, the girl did not consent to appearing in the game, and apparently being 17 at the time would make such permission moot anyway.
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Reportedly, the girl did not consent to appearing in the game, and apparently being 17 at the time would make such permission moot anyway.

Um...whoops?

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Dec 21, 2004, 19:33
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This Thread Is Worthless Without Pics.

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It's a bummer, but just one question...
Dec 21, 2004, 19:36
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It's a bummer, but just one question... Dec 21, 2004, 19:36
Dec 21, 2004, 19:36
 
Not that I agree with her image being used in such a way if she didn't want it to be...but...

<i>"Plaintiff is still a teenager and wishes to attend college, develop her career and be active in her community and church," the lawsuit said.</i>

Um...if this was a concern of her's then, WHY WAS SHE WILLING TO TAKE IT OFF IN FRONT OF PEOPLE IN THE FIRST PLACE!?

Ooops, better not say booze, she was under age...

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Dec 21, 2004, 19:48
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Dec 21, 2004, 19:48
 
It is sad to admit, but I have played this game.

That being said, if you actually listen to what is being said, all the girls were paid for their appearance. They were paid by number of questions right, and completing the challenges at the end of the 'episode'.

Plus, if you are going to go around flashing your bits to anyone who wants to see ESPECIALLY if there are cameras around, you get what you deserve.

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Re: It's a bummer, but just one question
Dec 21, 2004, 20:03
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Dec 21, 2004, 20:03
 
Um...if this was a concern of her's then, WHY WAS SHE WILLING TO TAKE IT OFF IN FRONT OF PEOPLE IN THE FIRST PLACE!

I hear [read] what you're saying [have written], and I'm sure she's already been through the wringer at home for that, but it just totally doesn't matter one iota. This is so completely (and criminally) unprofessional on so many levels it boggles the mind. My mind is_boggled.

A million people were responsible for ensuring that they either had that girls model release on file, or had blurred her out of the materials used (NEVER MIND the fact that she was only 17 and the shit should never have been considered for use in the first place -- I mean WTF?!).

I hope this pays out large enough to teach those douche bags a lesson, but expect mostly to see a continuous chain of countersuits leading all the way back to some wretched peon held deep within the dank bowels of SonySoft's secret kiddie-porn division, and the lawyers will giggle and burp.



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Re: It's a bummer, but just one question
Dec 21, 2004, 20:10
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from the wording, she DID sign an agreement (probably just wanted the money), but it's "not legal". she also HAD to have known it was illegal for her to sign it, yet she did it anyway.

She didn't care at the time, but once someone who knew her spotted her in it, she had to turn it around and try to squeeze some money out of the game makers.

Yes, all speculation, but also probably what happened. Our legal system is set up so that people are ENCOURAGED to lie, then take the people they lied to to court. and they usually win.

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Dec 21, 2004, 20:38
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Dec 21, 2004, 20:38
 
Silly bimbo.

Fortunately there was a similar lawsuit against someone... maybe one of those Girls Gone Wild things or something, and the court said that since she was bearing herself in a public place, she had no expectation of privacy and they could what they like with the images. They essentially told her to put her shirt back on and go home. I believe that she was also underage like this one.

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Dec 21, 2004, 20:53
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Anybody else find it ironic that this story was reported by Cox News Service?
Eh... probably not.
I need to get out more.

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Stupid Sluts!

mmmmmmmm sluts *drool*

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It's going to be settled out of court for an undisclosed amount of money.
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When you are in a public place one technicly does not need your permission to take your picture with a camera. So in theory since this "lady" was stupid enough to bare it all to the camera knowing full well the consiquences I feel that she deserves the huminilation as a reward for her blatent stupidity.

Also on a side note, I am waiting to see the counter-suit filed by the defendants against her for her breech of contract. You can bet its going to be a lot of money and that she will most certainly be on the losing end of this one.

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he game's developers have been getting a lot of e-mail asking about the censorship level of the game, according to the Web site of "The Guy Game," which is rated "M" for mature audiences. The site assures players that they will get to see picture of topless women if they answer trivia games correctly.

Riiiiiiiiiight... they're actively on the internet, and they're looking to buy games based on whether or not tits are flashed? Have these people never heard of porn?

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"Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae..."

holy crap I never noticed that but it seems true.

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Re: It's a bummer, but just one question
Dec 22, 2004, 07:42
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"Yes, all speculation, but also probably what happened."

Try that as a defense in a court of law and the judge will laugh. If she was 17 it doesn't matter since in the eyes of the law she is a minor and incapable of making any adult decisions.

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Dec 22, 2004, 07:45
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" When you are in a public place one technicly does not need your permission to take your picture with a camera. So in theory since this "lady" was stupid enough to bare it all to the camera knowing full well the consiquences I feel that she deserves the huminilation as a reward for her blatent stupidity. "

Well taking pics is one thing - making money off them is another thing entirely.

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Dec 22, 2004, 08:36
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" When you are in a public place one technicly does not need your permission to take your picture with a camera. So in theory since this "lady" was stupid enough to bare it all to the camera knowing full well the consiquences I feel that she deserves the huminilation as a reward for her blatent stupidity. "

Well taking pics is one thing - making money off them is another thing entirely.

Exactly. It's not about the boobies, and who showed them when or why.

It is NOT this girl's job to make sure that nude photos of her don't get used without her permission in a videogame. It's not. For one thing, she's a MINOR, and therefore not even legally allowed to GIVE them the right to use them (furthermore, it is ILLEGAL for them to use them no matter how hard she might have begged). But it doesn't even matter; the girl's only job is to live her life, have fun, and take her clothes off in public if that's her thing.

As I said before, there are a MILLION people between her doing that, and you and I seeing it in a PUBLISHED video game, whose job it is to ensure they have the RIGHT to use her likeness in their product. Period. And it's standard operating procedure for any ONE of them to check repeatedly throughout the course of production that the permissions are on file.

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