aren't exactly enamored with Activision Publishing
at the present. The rock band filed a suit Tuesday against the video game developer and publisher in federal District Court in Detroit.
The suit claims Activision's videogame, "Guitar Hero, Encore, Rocks the 80's
," uses a version of the band's "What I Like About You" by musicians which sounds a great deal like them.
The recording makes it "virtually indistinguishable from the authentic version
" and therefore confuses listeners into believing the band actually recorded it.
The suit names California-based Activision, Harmonix Music Systems and Redoctane as developers, publishers or distributors of "Guitar Hero
" as defendants. Wavegroup Sound was named as performers of the music.
The band members, composed of Master Beat
, Wally Palmer
, Mike Skill
, and Coz Anler
, want compensatory and punitive damages for an unspecified amount
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