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"Gerald Willis of Reno, composer of the UNLV fight song "Win With the Rebels," has filed a lawsuit against sports game publisher Electronic Arts, claiming the company used the song without permission in 10 of its video games.

Willis filed the lawsuit against Electronic Arts in U.S. District Court in Nevada on Sept. 29, requesting up to $150,000 for each copyright violation.

Willis registered "Win With the Rebels" under a copyright in 1990, according to his lawyer, Ellen Winograd. In the lawsuit, Willis claims his song can be heard in Electronic Arts' games "NCAA Basketball," 2009 version; "NCAA Football," 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 versions; "NCAA March Madness," 2006, 2007 and 2008 versions; and "NCAA Baseball," 2006 and 2007 versions."

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# 1 grismosw @ 10/22/08 06:16 AM
Karma
 
# 2 TahJay561 @ 10/22/08 07:35 AM
Capone was jailed for tax evasion hehehehe
 
# 3 ehh @ 10/22/08 09:11 AM
How does this guy know it's already in NCAA Basketball 09?
 
# 4 rudyjuly2 @ 10/22/08 10:30 AM
Just another guy using the court system as a lottery ticket. $150,000 for EACH one? How much has this guy ever made off that fight song in his lifetime? I know the Hawaii mascot got a nice cash settlement when he was used without EA knowing he wasn't an official mascot but this sounds like a huge cash grab.
 
# 5 PaulZweber @ 10/22/08 10:45 AM
Awesome...just a company hoping to cut costs by not paying someone, then getting caught doing it.
 
# 6 FlyingFinn @ 10/22/08 12:44 PM
Not me... I don't buy EA football or basketball games
 
# 7 Shinyhubcaps @ 10/22/08 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by dkgojackets
And who do you tards celebrating think that any settlement expense will be passed onto? Some people have no sense at all.
That would only be true if they raise the price of the game, but nobody will pay more than $60 for a game that, as it is, does not sell that well.
 
# 8 TahJay561 @ 10/22/08 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by dkgojackets
I can tell there are some business and market economic concepts that you do not fully understand, so no need to go into a further discussion here.
Not when you go by the name "dkgojackets"
 
# 9 mercalnd @ 10/22/08 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Shinyhubcaps
That would only be true if they raise the price of the game, but nobody will pay more than $60 for a game that, as it is, does not sell that well.
NCAA Football sells pretty darn well. It's EA's 3rd highest selling series after FIFA and Madden, in that order. NCAA Basketball/March Madness on the other hand...
 
# 10 TahJay561 @ 10/22/08 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by dkgojackets
Ive seen a lot of senseless and meaningless posts on this site, but that one might be the most obtuse I've ever encountered. I think the entire membership could spend the next 24 hours rereading it and not find a point.

lol noobs
I'm sure all of your 14,687 posts have been insightful and well thought out. That being the case, you're the lamest person on the internet. No no, not on operationsports... The whole world wide thing

"lol noobs," quite articulate your mother must brag to her friends of your vocabulary
 
# 11 fishepa @ 10/22/08 03:57 PM
Funny how it took the guy so long to figure out they were using the song.
 
# 12 Scott @ 10/22/08 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dkgojackets
whose gimmick is this? Im all for some healthy trolling, but at least bring something fresh or funny. Preferably both.
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Originally Posted by TahJay561
I'm sure all of your 14,687 posts have been insightful and well thought out. That being the case, you're the lamest person on the internet. No no, not on operationsports... The whole world wide thing

"lol noobs," quite articulate your mother must brag to her friends of your vocabulary
 
# 13 BrianFifaFan @ 10/22/08 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TahJay561
I'm sure all of your 14,687 posts have been insightful and well thought out. That being the case, you're the lamest person on the internet. No no, not on operationsports... The whole world wide thing

"lol noobs," quite articulate your mother must brag to her friends of your vocabulary
Please chill on the insults. Thanks, Brian
 
# 14 savoie2006 @ 10/22/08 04:54 PM
How is it Karma anyways? EA never did anything to anyone. People say they tried to buy the competition, but the competition wanted a deal, but no one was offering the money they wanted. I don't think EA was that worried about the 2KSports franchises taking out theirs. They have outsold them year after year, even NBA Live outsells the better 2K Basketball series. EA wanted games like GTA, Bioshock, and Oblivion on their roster. That was the ONLY reason for their interest, trust me.

I swear people hate on EA for the sake of hating the top dog. EA may not release top notch games all the time, but few companies do. People like to rant though how EA ripped them off and such, but nobody held a gun to your head to make you buy their games. EA is evil for trying to make money? Isn't that what you are supposed to do when you are running a business? Is there anyone that owns a business that doesn't want to make all the money they can? If so, I doubt they will be in business long, because the objective is to make people want to buy your product. EA does this and does it well. I see no fault in that. What I see a fault in is the people that don't shop smart and shop on impulse.
 
# 15 Lintyfresh85 @ 10/22/08 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by grismosw
Karma
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Originally Posted by GTheorenHobbes
Love it! Karma's a bitch
Isn't trolling a T.O.S. violation?

Um, yep, sure is.
 
# 16 renatus @ 10/22/08 05:33 PM
For me tis is not a good thing...what if EA takes all fight songs from NCAA games for fear of further legal problems?

I guess we would see a lot of complaints here about EA killing the "college environment " in their NCAA games
 
# 17 rspencer86 @ 10/22/08 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dkgojackets
And who do you tards celebrating think that any settlement expense will be passed onto? Some people have no sense at all.
Yeah, I'm sure EA will raise the price of NCAA 2010 to $61 to make up the losses due to a settlement.
 
# 18 spit_bubble @ 10/23/08 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by rudyjuly2
$150,000 for EACH one?
That is an absurd amount. It's even too high for all ten times they used it.

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Yeah, I'm sure EA will raise the price of NCAA 2010 to $61 to make up the losses due to a settlement.
They really need to integrate basic business concepts into standard curriculum.

rspencer86, if you are still in elementary school, then you are forgiven. If not, here... Here is five dollars... To buy yourself a clue.
 
# 19 rspencer86 @ 10/23/08 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by koshi
rspencer86, if you are still in elementary school, then you are forgiven. If not, here... Here is five dollars... To buy yourself a clue.
Keep your $5 and tell me what I'm missing.
 
# 20 rudyjuly2 @ 10/23/08 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by savoie2006
I swear people hate on EA for the sake of hating the top dog.
There is a lot of EA venom being spewed in this thread rather than people looking at this whole thing objectively. The UNLV fight song being included hardly made EA more money in NCAA game sales. EA has the right to use every school's fight song that is licensed as part of the deal with the NCAA. They don't use Auburn's fight song because Auburn doesn't own the rights. That's why they added the stadium sounds options on next gen so guys could use other songs, chants, etc. as they see fit. Gamers loved this option. If EA had known that UNLV didn't have the full rights to this song, it simply would have been dropped from the game.

I see NO malicious intent by EA in this case at all. It's just like the time EA added the Hawaii mascot to the game without knowing they didn't have his rights. Mistakes happen although it's very clear the haters and their agenda love to pile on based on events completely unrelated to the UNLV fight song.
 

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