Booker T recently filed a copyright infringement suit against Activision for a character in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that too closely resembled his own creation, G.I. Bro.
The WWE Hall of Famer says that Call of Duty's David "Prophet" Wilkes ripped off his own creation and comic book character, G.I.
Is Call of Duty: Black Ops Pro 4 character David "Prophet" Wilkes infringing on G.I. Bro's likeness? Booker T thinks so and is taking Activision to court over it. pic.twitter.com/j4iOvTYWp1— Michael McClead (@McCleadWriter) February 13, 2019
“When seen side-by-side there can be no question that this character was copied from G.I. Bro. From the hair, body type
Since the 2015 release of the G.I. Bro and the Dragon of Death Preview and G.I. Bro and the Dragon of Death comic books, Booker T has appeared at a number of events dressed as G.I. Bro to promote the titles.
“Booker T. has devoted a significant amount of time and money creating and organically growing his G.I. Bro character,” said Mr. Dortch. “That entrepreneurial investment should not be erased by such a blatant act of copyright infringement by a gaming juggernaut.”
The case is Booker T. Huffman v. Activision Publishing, Inc., Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Major League Gaming Corp. filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.