Rockstar sues the BBC over GTA drama

Rockstar Games has filed a lawsuit against the BBC over its upcoming GTA drama Game Changer.

The lawsuit, which was filed via Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive, claims that the company has had "no involvement" in the project and that it has attempted to resolve a dispute with the BBC "multiple times" to help protect its intellectual property.

"Take-Two Interactive has filed suit against the BBC for trademark infringement based on their movie currently titled ‘Game Changer’ as it relates to Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto video game series," Rockstar said in a statement provided to IGN.

"While holders of the trademarks referenced in the film title and its promotion, Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project. Our goal is to ensure that our trademarks are not misused in the BBC's pursuit of an unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games. We have attempted multiple times to resolve this matter with the BBC without any meaningful resolution. It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary."


  1. D2ultima5/21/2015

    You know, there were multiple ways to speak about this. But one of the worst is saying that you don't think there's a downgrade. And that you said repeatedly no downgrade, but people got the game and compared it to the 2013 footage and saw "downgrade".

    I'm not saying that CDPR should not have made the game how they made it, mind. I am saying however that instead of saying "we had no downgrade" clear up until and after the release, they could have simply said "well we changed the visuals a bit from the 2013 trailer but it still looks great" or something prior to purchase. That'd have made all the difference in the world, I think.


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