Judge dismisses Noriega’s lawsuit against Activision & Call of Duty | Juez descarta demanda de Noriega contra Activision y Call of Duty

CoD: Black Ops - Noriega screenshot
CoD: Black Ops – Noriega screenshot

[EN]: The former military Panamanian dictator, who in 1989 was removed from his position by a US invasion in his home country, got his case dismissed by California judge William H. Fahey of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Manuel Noriega took Activision to court in July 2014 because of his negative depiction and portrayal in the videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops as an kidnapper and enemy of the state. However, the judge decided the case against Activision had no merit and dismissed it.

Manuel Noriega took Activision to court in July 2014 because of his negative depiction and portrayal in the videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops as an kidnapper and enemy of the state. However, the judge decided the case against Activision had no merit and dismissed it.

“This ruling is an important victory and we thank the court for protecting free speech,” mentioned Rudy Giuliani (former mayor of New York City and partner of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP) representing Activision. “This was an absurd lawsuit from the very beginning and we’re gratified that in the end, a notorious criminal didn’t win. This is not just a win for the makers of Call of Duty, but is a victory for works of art across the entertainment and publishing industries throughout the world.”

[ES]: El ex dictador militar panameño, que en 1989 fue destituido de su cargo por una invasión de Estados Unidos en su país natal, consiguió que su caso fuera desestimado por la juez de California, William H. Fahey, de la Corte Superior de Los Ángeles.

Manuel Noriega llevó Activision a la corte en julio de 2014 a causa de su descripción y representación negativa en el videojuego Call of Duty: Black Ops como un secuestrador y enemigo del Estado. Sin embargo, el juez decidió que el caso en contra de Activision no tenía mérito y lo desestimó.

“Este fallo es una victoria importante y agradecemos a la corte por proteger la libertad de expresión”, mencionó Rudy Giuliani (ex alcalde de la ciudad de Nueva York y socio de Bracewell & Giuliani LLP) que representa a Activision. “Esta fue una demanda absurda desde el principio y estamos satisfechos de que al final, un notorio criminal no ganó. Esto no es sólo una victoria para los creadores de Call of Duty, pero es una victoria para las obras de arte a través de las industrias del entretenimiento y editoriales de todo el mundo”.

[Source/Fuente]: Activision: Oct. 28, 2014 Press Release.

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