Church Of England To Sue Sony For In Game Use Of Cathedral?
from the break-out-the-lawyers dept
Brian writes in to let us know that Manchester Cathedral is contemplating suing Sony over supposed video representations of their building in a video game that involves plenty of killing. He also notes that he had no idea that what Cathedral it was in the game until this news came out, suggesting a bit of a Streisand Effect as now a lot more people are going to learn that it’s a real cathedral in the game. You can sort of understand why the folks at the Cathedral are upset, but it’s difficult to see how they have a legal claim here. Just because you dislike something, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s illegal. Of course, it’s also worth noting that other press reports note that the church isn’t just threatening a lawsuit… it’s asking Sony to “contribute a large donation” to the church, which might make some cynical folks question the motives here.