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Jordan

Take-Two Sues Jack Thompson!

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Rate this topic good or bad. I hope you know which one is right.

 

http://planetgrandtheftauto.gamespy.com/fu...y.php?id=118226

 

After so many problems stemming from Jack Thompson's ridiculous legal games, Take-Two is going after Jack Thompson!

 

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According to a copy of the complaint, Take-Two has just about had it with Thompson's threats, lawsuits, retractions, and dismissals. Thompson has, in the past, "brought suit on behalf of the State of Florida, dismissed it, filed again, sought a temporary restraining order, and then failed to pursue that motion," says the complaint. Such lawsuits come at "unpredictable times and under unpredictable circumstances" and can disrupt Take Two's relationships with retailers, who can also get dragged into these battles (Thompson at one point sued Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, GameStop, and others in the battle over Bully).

 

Take-Two argues that the lawsuits violate its First Amendment rights to free expression, but it also claims that the suits are so vague as to be unconstitutional. "This unconstitutional vagueness will have a chilling effect on [Take-Two] as well as [Take-Two's] customers," says the company. "[Take-Two's] distributors likely will respond to the uncertainty and fear of penalties by withholding [Take-Two's] video games from the public."

 

Take-Two asks that Thompson be prevented from bringing a "nuisance" lawsuit against either of the games in question, and they want attorneys' fees from him.

 

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Whether or not this will stop Thompson from his crusade is unclear, but this is an exciting step in the right direction. Thanks to arstechnica.com for the news:

 

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070...e-lawsuits.html

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TonyZimmzy

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Awesome... Awesome to the MAX

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Greene

All I can say is, it's about damn time. If they're successful it could mean an end to his anti-Rockstar campaign.

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die Catalina die

HELL YEAH!!!!!

 

It's about friggin time, the damn old bastard just wouldn't shut the f*ck up. GO R* GO!!!

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XMike

It's about time they did something about him. A lot of stuff JT has been pushing for is just nonsense.

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-/TNT\-

They should have done something like this a long time ago. His idiotic lawsuits must've cost Take Two a lot of cash and of course damaged their image.

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Knife

Music to my ears biggrin.gif

 

I just hope they pwn him!

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Nick Papagiorgio

JT is desperate. Obviuosly his crusades would get him to this point. Like most lawyers, he is a leech.

 

Hurrah! lol rahkstar2.gif

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~Neon~

 

 

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Well, theres going to be many people behind Take-Two on this one. With a bit of luck maybe we will see a result.

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ExtermelySmartMan

So wrong.

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Brish

It's about time they stand up for their First Amendment rights. America was built on our right to sell murder and castration simulators.

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SWEETSAPRIK

Finally.

 

I hope they win. Not just because I like them and dislike him, mostly because the complaint is valid. I mean it's one thing to sue because you actually believe it's needed, but a few times he's gone out of his way to tie them up in court with any frivolous thing he can think of. In cases where he's not even willing to follow through it's obvious he is just doing anything he can to be a nuisance.

 

I wonder what the legal fees amount to.

 

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Brish

 

Finally.

 

I hope they win. Not just because I like them and dislike him, mostly because the complaint is valid. I mean it's one thing to sue because you actually believe it's needed, but a few times he's gone out of his way to tie them up in court with any frivolous thing he can think of. In cases where he's not even willing to follow through it's obvious he is just doing anything he can to be a nuisance.

 

I wonder what the legal fees amount to.

 

lolJackOffson

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No matter how passionate and self-righteous you are, it is still unacceptable to sue a company for exercising it's freedom of speech.

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uNi

That's about time! Soon or later this had to end, he's annoying.

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SWEETSAPRIK
it is still unacceptable to sue a company for exercising it's freedom of speech.

Um, no. This has nothing to do with free speech.

 

It's not unacceptable to sue if you believe you have been wronged, or that a law has been broken, etc. The fact that they haven't broken any laws is what puts them in the right. What puts him in the wrong is the fact that he isn't just using the court system, he's abusing it to harass them, and hurt their profits.

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Brish

 

it is still unacceptable to sue a company for exercising it's freedom of speech.

Um, no. This has nothing to do with free speech.

 

It's not unacceptable to sue if you believe you have been wronged, or that a law has been broken, etc. The fact that they haven't broken any laws is what puts them in the right. What puts him in the wrong is the fact that he isn't just using the court system, he's abusing it to harass them, and hurt their profits.

He is suing them because of the racy content in their games. Do you honestly think it is acceptable to sue someone for something that is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights? It's not, it is only a nuisance to both the court system and Take Two to sue for something that is legal (the content in a game).

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Rattlehead.

It is about time a fire was lit under the asshole. Seriously I hope they take him for everything he has got, he fully deserves it after the amount of stupid, idiotic cases he brough against Rockstar.

 

I will be a Lawyer after another 4 years in college and I can hoinestly say JT is the worst example of a lawyer I have ever seen. rahkstar2.gif

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SWEETSAPRIK

 

Do you honestly think it is acceptable to sue someone for something that is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights?

There are forms of speech that aren't protected under the first amendment. Libel, slander, and (in this case) certain obscenities for example. Likewise, you don't have the right to threaten someone. I can't call someone up and tell them I'm going to kill them, and then when the cops arrive claim "yeah, I threatened him with death, but I have the right to free speech."

 

So no, it's not unacceptable to sue if you believe you have been wronged, or that a law has been broken. Freedom of speech doesn't free you to break any other laws, and a lawsuit is one way to determine if what was said was in fact protected.

 

Again, I don't think he's right, and I am on Take Two's side, but he doesn't lose suits against them because "they have the right to free speech", he loses because no laws have been broken. Though I'm sure the fact that he's too silly for anyone to take seriously also hurts his arguments.

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Galdaxedddd23423

R* Needs money I guess to help with GTA4 production lol but yea if hes been a waste of there time and its shows in court might as well bring him in.

 

Its a Rockstar Rampage rampage_ani.gif

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richard the pissed

i was going to make a screen of the JT-lookalike ped in vc getting wasted, but i couldn't find the gxt string to change to "owned!". any help?

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Platinum.

Wow, this is brilliant news! I hope they make the f*cker homeless.

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ExtermelySmartMan
Wow, this is brilliant news! I hope they make the f*cker homeless.

Are you against opinions?

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Brish

 

Do you honestly think it is acceptable to sue someone for something that is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights?

There are forms of speech that aren't protected under the first amendment. Libel, slander, and (in this case) certain obscenities for example. Likewise, you don't have the right to threaten someone. I can't call someone up and tell them I'm going to kill them, and then when the cops arrive claim "yeah, I threatened him with death, but I have the right to free speech."

 

So no, it's not unacceptable to sue if you believe you have been wronged, or that a law has been broken. Freedom of speech doesn't free you to break any other laws, and a lawsuit is one way to determine if what was said was in fact protected.

 

Again, I don't think he's right, and I am on Take Two's side, but he

doesn't lose suits against them because "they have the right to free speech", he loses because no laws have been broken. Though I'm sure the fact that he's too silly for anyone to take seriously also hurts his arguments.

 

 

You're just arguing for the sake of arguing. They couldn't commit libel if they wanted to, because they aren't a newspaper or a magazine, they also couldn't do slander because of the 'coincident likenesses' dislaimer that shows everytime one of their games is started up. Could you name one illegal obsenity in a GTA game? They never threatened anyone, nor did they yell fire in a crowded theatre. Please name one person who has been directly hurt by the content in a Rockstar game. They are still protected by freedom of speech, as they have never ruined anyones reputation with lies, or even come close including child pornography in a game.

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Jordan

 

Wow, this is brilliant news! I hope they make the f*cker homeless.

I actually hope he doesn't go to jail or anything like that. Even though he isn't civil, we should show that we know how to be. He just needs to stop bothering Rockstar and Take-Two. He's got a family I believe, and no matter what you think of him, I'd much rather him just say "fine, I'm done...I'll never talk bad about Rockstar again or try to sue them" than going to jail for years. We aren't barbarians.

 

Fine him? Ok, sure...but don't clean him out...leave him enough to live life.

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SteaVor

But he will certainly NEVER confess that he was wrong and that he did the wrong thing. If he gets sued, this will only amplify his anger and he won't stop abusing the laws (there are more than enough holes in it for a fanatic like him), but would go after them (and their products) with a 'Now more than ever' attitude.

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Greene
Wow, this is brilliant news! I hope they make the f*cker homeless.

I actually hope he doesn't go to jail or anything like that. Even though he isn't civil, we should show that we know how to be. He just needs to stop bothering Rockstar and Take-Two. He's got a family I believe, and no matter what you think of him, I'd much rather him just say "fine, I'm done...I'll never talk bad about Rockstar again or try to sue them" than going to jail for years. We aren't barbarians.

 

Fine him? Ok, sure...but don't clean him out...leave him enough to live life.

I agree.

I only care about him leaving GTA and video games in general alone. He should be made stop this vendetta against Take Two. Then it should be left at that.

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james_root

niceee smile.gif he was enought confused.gif

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SWEETSAPRIK

 

You're just arguing for the sake of arguing. They couldn't commit libel if they wanted to, because they aren't a newspaper or a magazine, they also couldn't do slander because of the 'coincident likenesses' dislaimer that shows everytime one of their games is started up. Could you name one illegal obsenity in a GTA game?

No, you're arguing for the sake of arguing, I'm pointing out some obvious flaws in your logic.

 

I'd like to point out that libel is not only applicable to magazines and newspapers, but any fixed medium. (Something on a website or in a picture could apply, it varies from state to state.) So even though they haven't committed libel, they could have. Likewise a disclaimer saying "I have not slandered anyone" prefacing a slanderous comment doesn't make it okay.

 

They haven't committed libel, slander, or broken any other laws, that's why he loses in court. (I've said that already by the way, read slower.) But saying he should never have been allowed to sue in the first place is obviously fallacious. If they had actually broken any law it would most likely take a court case to prove it. He obviously should be allowed to sue at least once to determine if the speech is protected, and it obviously isn't unacceptable to do so. Just as he should obviously lose, since they've broken no laws, hurt no one, and the speech has not been found to be unprotected.

 

The reason Take-Two should win this case isn't because "he should never have been allowed to sue in the first place." He should lose because he's repeatedly sued solely to be a nuisance even though no unprotected forms of speech have been found.

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Norway's_GTA_ambassador

Finally the old bastard got his punishment for what he did to GTA, and us, the GTA-fans. icon14.gificon14.gificon14.gifanuj_cop.gifanuj_cop.gifanuj_cop.gif

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