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EA Vs. Bell Textron

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According to GameInformer and Kotaku, EA will most likely be sued by the Bell parent company Textron. Textron accused EA of using 3 helicopters without permission in Battlefield 3. Textron has ordered the 3 helicopters to be removed from the game. The three helicopters are the AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y, and the V-22 Osprey. Talks were made between the two but did not go well. EA has defended themselves by using the First Amendment for fair usage. In my opinon, this is just outrageous since Textron or any other company did not accuse other companies for using their aircraft (Have they?). EA has also specifically stated in some of their trailers that "The depiction of any weapon or vehicle in this game does not indicate affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement by any weapon or vehicle manufacturer". If this blog post has already been made, feel free to delete it.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/01/09/ea-invokes-first-amendment-over-battlefield-3-helicopter-use.aspx

http://kotaku.com/5874076/ea-invokes-first-amendment-protection-for-video-games-in-trademark-dispute-with-helicopter-maker

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