Call of Duty sued

Activision Blizzard, the gaming company that developed call of duty games, has been sued over a copyright infringement violation.

The violation is in form of one character known as Mara, who is in the call of duty modern warfare game.

Image: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games/Activision

Clayton Haugen, the writer and videographer, filed the lawsuit. Clayton claims Activision used the character, who is based on the lead character of his novel known as November Resistance, without his authorisation.

He additionally claims that he was the one who brought the concept of the character Mara, known as Cade Janus in his novel back in 2017.

The novel portrays Cade Janus as female vigilante caught up in corporate warfare of the future with her actions being directed by an AI.

Clayton further claims that he had taken a lot of time in the concept’s development of the character from hiring the model known as Alex Zedra to her makeup crew, costumes, and a camera team.

He also says that he had registered the character in the US copyright department.

Haugen has also claimed that Activision went further by hiring the same model and makeup artist to develop their character and also referenced his concept art on their character Mara.

His lawsuit further draws parallels to the in-game character and the one from the novel. This because they are both similar in their skill as a fighter.

Haugen filed the infringement lawsuit in a Texas court and alleged that Activision Blizzard and Infinity war made the model Alex Zedra and the whole makeup team to sign a non-disclosure agreement to conceal the ploy of copyright infringement.

Call of Duty sued
Image: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games/Activision

Haugen has also posted several pictures of the model on his social media platform to prove his case.

He will seek a huge compensation from the millions Activision Blizzard have earned from the character if he wins the case.

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