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Red Dead Redemption 2 Publisher Suing Over Pinkerton Use

6 monthes ago   |   By IGN

Take-Two Interactive, publisher of Red Dead Redemption 2, is in a legal battle with the security company Pinkerton over the use of characters Andrew Milton and Edgar Ross, two Pinkerton agents featured in Rockstar's latest title.
As reported by The Verge, this all began when Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations sent Take-Two a cease-and-desist letter over the previously mentioned characters in December.
Pinkerton appreciated Rockstar's "clear affection" for Pinkerton, but felt the developer was "creating a false impression that the game was made by or connected with Pinkerton," which it...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Being Sued By The Pinkertons

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Being Sued By The Pinkertons

6 monthes ago   |   By Cinema Blend

It looks like the use of Pinkerton agents in Red Dead Redemption II might have landed Rockstar Games and Take-Two in some hot water with the actual Pinkerton agency.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Facing Legal Action From The Real Pinkertons

6 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

In Red Dead Redemption 2 's world, the Pinkerton Detective Agency, a team of detectives hunting down Arthur Morgan and the rest of the Van der Linde gang, is the main antagonist organisation. Now, the real-life Pinkerton company is taking action against Rockstar Games over the way in which Red Dead Redemption 2 uses its name. For its part, Take-Two is claiming fair use with respect to the Pinkerton name. Court documents discovered by The Blast reveal that Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations-the real detective agency founded in 1850-has issued a cease and desist letter to Rockstar Games...
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The Pinkertons And Rockstar Games Are Fighting Over Red Dead Redemption II

The Pinkertons And Rockstar Games Are Fighting Over Red Dead Redemption II

6 monthes ago   |   By GameInformer

The Pinkertons have proven to be the foe in many cultural works throughout the decades: D eadwood, A People's History Of The United States, BioShock Infinite, and so on. Today, it appears that historied company is taking on Take-Two and Rockstar Games over the game's inclusion of Pinkerton agents in Red Dead Redemption II.
Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations sent a cease & desist letter to Take-Two last week and have demanded royalties, claiming Rockstar was unauthorized to feature the Pinkerton brand in the game. Take-Two has fired back, countering that the inclusion of the agency in...
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Red Dead Redemption 2's Pinkerton agents are at the center of a lawsuit

Red Dead Redemption 2's Pinkerton agents are at the center of a lawsuit

6 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

The publisher of Red Dead Redemption 2 has thrown down a legal gauntlet against the security company Pinkerton - which demanded royalties for using its name in the game. According to a complaint filed late last week, Pinkerton sent Take-Two Interactive a cease-and-desist letter over the characters of Andrew Milton and Edgar Ross, a pair of Pinkerton agents and major antagonists in the game. Now, Take-Two is suing to have the characters declared fair use, arguing that they're part of Red Dead Redemption 2's detailed historical setting.
Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations (now a subsidiary...
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Google's Biggest Fast Pair Update Is Adding True Wireless Features, Find My...

Google's Biggest Fast Pair Update Is Adding True Wireless Features, Find My Device, Android Q Soon

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New Leaked Photos Of Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Show Massive Front Bezels...

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The Justice Department is opening an antitrust review of Big Tech

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LG AI TVs first to gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support

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Facebook may have let advertisers see numbers used for two-factor authentication

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Galaxy Note 10+ leak leaves nothing left to announce

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US launches monopoly investigation into tech giants including Facebook...

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Amazon will give you $5000 in free smart home tech and more when you buy a house

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