Detroit Rockers Sue Over Video Game

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The rock group the Romantics has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that sells the popular video game "Guitar hero." The suit filed in Detroit says Activision infringes on the band's rights because of the way it uses the 1980 hit song "What I Like About You." The song is one of about 30 featured on "Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the '80s." The video game uses a cover version of "What I Like About You," but the group says it's too close an imitation of the Romantics' version. So far, there's no comment from the game's maker.


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  • by Debbie Location: Michigan on Feb 10, 2008 at 11:54 AM
    They should be lucky the game wanted to use the song......
  • by Brian Location: Michigan on Nov 23, 2007 at 09:00 AM
    Washed up has been's need there money too!!
  • by Emily Location: Florida on Nov 22, 2007 at 09:59 PM
    How stupid! Its just a video game!
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