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Monday January 09, 2012

EA Sued For Battlefield 3 Helicopter Use

Why risk a lawsuit like this when making a "generic" helicopter would have been so much easier than court battles, court costs and running the risk of an unfavorable ruling?

EA's legal talks with Textron, the parent company of Bell Helicopter, broke down. In response, EA filed the action in a Northern California federal court on Friday. EA claims the helicopters are "protected by the First Amendment and the doctrine of nominative fair use." It also notes that the packaging includes a disclaimer that its use of weapons and vehicles is not an official endorsement of the manufacturers.