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Gibson sues retailers over Guitar Hero

Earlier this month guitar maker Gibson sued Guitar Hero publisher Activision over a 1999 patent for simulating musical performances.

Not content to just wait for that suit, Gibson has decided to sue retailers Wal-Mart, Target, GameStop, Amazon, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Kmart in an attempt to try and get them to pull the Guitar Hero games from their shelves.

In a released statement, Gibson says that they “this action reluctantly, but is required to protect its intellectual property.”

In their own released statement, Activision said “our ‘Guitar Hero’ retailing partners have done nothing wrong…we will confront this and any other efforts by Gibson to wrongfully interfere with Activision’s relationship with its customers and its consumers.”

No response from the retailers, but the game is still on shelves…at least for the time being.

[Via Engadget]


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