Take Two’s lawyers go after Chicago Transit Authority

The Chicago Transit Authority has allegedly pulled an ad campaign for Grand Theft Auto IV and the video game’s publisher is suing. In papers filed in Manhattan federal court, publisher Take Two, claims the CTA is infringing on its first amendment rights and in breach of its contractual obligations by refusing to continue the campaign.

According to Reuters, Take Two wants the ads reinstated as well as financial compensation of $300,000.

The ads were removed after a news item ran on a local Fox television station questioning the CTA’s decision to run the campaign after a recent crime wave hit the city. This is not the first time GTA IV has come under fire, while fans lined up in droves to get their hands on the game, various advocacy groups denounced GTA IV for glamorizing crime, delinquent behavior and violence. (link)


1 Response to “Take Two’s lawyers go after Chicago Transit Authority”

  1. 1 Take Two’s lawyers go after Chicago Transit Authority | Right Lawyers Trackback on May 7, 2008 at 12:31 pm

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