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Rapper Daz Dillinger has issued a cease and desist letter to Rockstar
games claiming his music was used in Grand Theft Auto V without
permission, and is demanding the recall and destruction of all unsold
copies of the game.
According to a report from TMZ, Rockstar approached Mr. Dillinger for the use of the tracks "C-Walk" and "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit", offering $4,271 for both tracks. Dillinger declined the offer, but the songs appeared in the game. In retaliation, Dillinger and his attorneys send Rockstar Games a cease and desist letter demanding it recall and destroy all unsold copies of the game.
Dillinger told TMZ that the letter was issued over a matter of "respecting an artist's work. Rockstar didn't do that here and I can't let them get away with it." Rockstar has sold more than $1 billion worth of copies of Grand Theft Auto V.
Our TakeIt's highly unlikely that Rockstar will recall Grand Theft Auto V. It's certainly possible that Rockstar used Dillinger's music without permission, but it was more likely a matter of oversight as opposed to malicious intent. Dillinger may claim to be defending the respect of artist's work, but it feels more like a publicity stunt.
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they could just make a patch to remove the song
"destroy all unsold copies of the game"
Pffffft, sure whatever you say guys. Apparently these guys don't know you can patch games
Rockstar should stick it to him by just providing a patch to GTA V that removes his songs! End of story!
Never heard of him. Why would you say no? The publicity, man...
Destroy all unsold copies of the game? Yeah, right! This guys is outta his herp-derpin mind if he thinks he can simply topple a billion dollar+ piece of entertainment media like GTA V. I bet Rockstar could easily shut the guy up if they just threw a bunch of cash at him but honestly I doubt this is going anywhere either way. Even this did go to court, no judge would order all the copies of the game to be destroyed. That'd be extreme. Hot Coffee didn't even provoke that kinda reaction.