Feeds

Games firm sues Eminem for fraud

Bad meets Evil

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

gamesindustry.biz logo Los Angeles based Conspiracy Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against rapper Eminem claiming that the entertainers management company is guilty of fraud and breach of contract over a potentially lucrative game licensing deal.

According to the suit, Eminem's agents - Cousins Entertainment and Bravado International - had a contract with Conspiracy to create a videogame featuring the star, but reneged on this deal in order to negotiate a contract with a different company as Eminem (real name Marshall Mathers) became more popular.

"We were not aware of any problems until we started getting some press on our new product," explained Conspiracy CFO Keith Tanaka. "Then we started hearing rumours about Eminem negotiating a better deal with Rockstar Games or some other big video game publisher. Apparently, our deal must have been in the way because there was no other reason for Bravado and Cousins to stop us from introducing a video game that was approved before the contract ever got signed."

Conspiracy is now seeking over $5 million in damages from the two management companies as a result of their failure to honour the licensing agreement for the game.

© gamesindustry.biz

Hello, Pop Pickers!
Michael Jackson 'speechless' on P2P jail bill
Pop star slammed for Dope Wars plug
Mick Fleetwood digs The Reg
Like a virgin - Madonna hacked for the very first time
Madonna wins her domain namesake

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.