You may recall that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega’s lawsuit with Activision was heading off to the Los Angeles Supreme Court after he sued Activision for using his likeness in Call of Duty: Black Ops II without his permission in addition to making his character in the game indulge in numerous crimes against his people. Noriega argued that the game was benefiting on his likeness’ inclusion in the game and that he was therefore entitled to a share of Activision’s profits.

Judge William Fahey of the Los Angeles Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit with costs,  saying in part “This court concludes that Noriega’s right of publicity is outweighed by defendants’ First Amendment right to free expression.” The judgement was handed down on 22 September 2014.

Source: Activision Blizzard

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