Amsterdam Hotel Could Take Legal Action Against Activision Over Modern Warfare 2 Appearance
The five-star Conservatorium Hotel has said it’s considering “what steps to take next” following displeasure of the hotel being featured in Modern Warfare 2.
Dutch media publication de Volkskrant has said that the hotel might take legal action against the Call of Duty publisher Activision because the Conservatorium Hotel appears under the name “Breenbergh” in the game.
Although the name change is significant, it’s clear that the building is the same as the Conservatorium Hotel.
More generally, we don’t support games that seem to encourage the use of violence. The game in no way reflects our core values and we regret our apparent and unwanted involvement.” said hotel manager Roy Tomassen.
It’s unclear if the hotel has any legal grounds to pursue any legal action, but architecture is copyrightable under both European and American law. This could entail that the hotel does have some form of a potential case, but as far as we know, there haven’t been any such cases previously.
The Breenbergh hotel features in both the single-player and multiplayer parts of Modern Warfare 2, with players freely able to shoot around the hotel in multiplayer.
Activision is yet to comment on the hotel’s displeasure of the hotel being featured in Modern Warfare 2.
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