Booker T sued the company to the multinational video game Activision for allegedly copying a comic book character that owns its rights in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The lawsuit has been affected and the trial would begin on April 19.
As PWInsider.com advances exclusively, justice sees indications that Activision would have copied the character. Specifically, the former wrestler has claimed that the appearance of the game’s character, David Prophet Williams, is based on the GI Bro comic book version of Booker that he used in the early 1990s for WCW.
Booker has claimed to own the copyright to the character and alleges copyright infringement, as he was never contacted about the use of his character. The lawsuit claims that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has generated more than $ 1 billion since its launch and Booker T is seeking millionaire compensation for it.
Is Call of Duty: Black Ops Pro 4 character David "Prophet" Wilkes infringing on G.I. Bro's likeness? Booker T thinks so and is taking Activision to court over it. pic.twitter.com/j4iOvTYWp1
— Michael McClead (@McCleadWriter) February 13, 2019
Randy Orton’s Tattoo Artist Against WWE And 2K
In other court news, tattoo artist Catherine Alexander will go to court against WWE, video game brand 2K, and Visual Concepts in September for the rights to her tattoos worn by Randy Orton.
Alexander has done Orton’s tattoos between 2003 and 2008 and claims that he owns the copyright to the original designs he made for the WWE Superstar. She has accused WWE and 2K of copyright infringement, rejecting WWE’s $ 450 offer for the rights to the designs in 2009. Alexander’s original lawsuit claimed that all of her tattoos on Orton are her original designs and that she never permitted the defendants to recreate them in WWE video games.