Last month, No Doubt sued Activision for allowing the band’s avatars to perform songs by other artists in its Band Hero game, turning it into a “virtual karaoke circus act”. Now it’s emerged that Activision has countersued the band, claiming they’re in breach of contract, and that they only asked for their likenesses to be restricted to playing their own songs after the game was finished. Whatever the legal merits, dare we suggest that suing artists is a dangerous strategy for a publisher of music games? Source: Joystiq

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