No Doubt and Activision settle Band Hero lawsuit

No Doubt settled its lawsuit with Activision today over the use of the band's likeness in the game Band Hero, AP reports.

The band sued Activision in 2009 after Band Hero's release, claiming that the band's in-game characters were non-consensually manipulated, turning the band "into a virtual karaoke circus act". Among the complaints were that the band's in-game avatars performed non-No Doubt songs and dance moves and that Activision was not authorized to portray the band members as they did in the game.

Activision responded with a counterclaim that alleged No Doubt had breached its contract by failing to live up to obligations to promote the game, and denied any wrongdoing.

A judge had ruled earlier this year that No Doubt could argue fraud, violation of publicity rights, and breach of contract claims at a trial scheduled for October 15th.

The lawsuit has since been settled out of court.

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