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Former Dictator of Panama Files Suit Against Activision

This could possibly be more amusing than Lindsey Lohan's lawsuit against Rockstar. You may remember Manuel Noriega from his Panama dictatorship in the 80s that kicked off a war between the US Navy SEALs and his military that lasted all of 8 hours. He was arrested for drug trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, and murder. He may be a horrible human being, but he has feelings, too! So many, he's suing Activision for using and exploiting his image in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Noriega claims he was portrayed as "an antagonist and portrayed as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes, creating the false impression that defendants are authorized to use plaintiff's image and likeness. This caused plaintiffs to receive profits they would not have otherwise received."

Interactive entertainment lawyer Jas Purewal told the BBC that Noriega's claims are a little problematic.

"Noriega isn't a US citizen or even a resident," he said. "This means that his legal claim becomes questionable, because it's unclear on what legal basis he can actually bring a case against Activision."

Bad, Activision! How dare you portray a dictator as a dictator in your game? I suppose we should all be thankful Hitler isn't still alive.

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CJ_Parker Jul 16 2014, 11:32 am EDT
BWAHAHA yeah I remember that dumbfuck. It was pretty fucking funny when that tit holed up in that embassy and the US forces went psycho on him by playing extremely loud rock music 24/7 including The Clash's "I Fought the Law" (and the law won HAHA, no shit) in an endless loop.
OPERATION NIFTY PACKAGE. Check it out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Nift​y_Package

Back then the US armed forces still had humor, man. They should have gone after Osama in the same fashion. Call it OPERATION FANCY PAJAMA or something and then play Rage Against The Machine's "Bullet in the Head" 24/7 until he crawls out of his stupid Paki home castle.
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