On the Internet today, we live in a world where if items aren’t sourced, the source may come after you. But in some cases even if items are sourced, you may find yourself in hot water anyway. And Peter Moore is taking no prisoners in this case.
The Russian Embassy UK Twitter account posted a tweet earlier today stating that extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammunition. In the tweet, they used an image from Command and Conquer and captioned the image as used for illustration purposes only as shown in the tweet below:
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) May 12, 2016
The COO of Electronic Arts Peter Moore however, didn’t see the illustration purposes of the photo at all. And he is now demanding royalties for the photo of the “extremists” as he put it:
On behalf of our Command and Conquer team, I'm demanding royalties for this photo of "extremists…" https://t.co/Q3p65tBaAT
— Peter Moore (@PeterMooreLFC) May 12, 2016
There has been no comment back from the Russian Embassy UK Twitter account but this just goes to show that if permissions aren’t granted for games, then it’s probably a
good great idea to ask first. We’ll stay on top of this story to see if it develops throughout the day. For more updates on this stay tuned, and download our mobile app available now.