Edgar Davids wins lawsuit over the similarity with League of Legends character
Former professional footballer Edgar Davids receives compensation of speluitgever Riot Games, because a character in League of Legends too much on him it seems.
That has the judge decided today, reports The Parool. It comes to the character, Striker Lucian. The skin has the well-known dreadlocks and glasses of David, as well as a voetbaloutfit. The appearance appeared in 2014 in honor of the world cup in that year.
According to the court, is the resemblance so strong that a violation of the image rights of David, has taken place. The footballer can be to claim compensation, because he can earn money by his appearance to commit to a particular product.
Riot Games stated in the lawsuit that there are no major similarities exist between David and the character. According to The Parool, the publisher has in the past already admitted that the footballer as a source of inspiration served.
Riot Games must now investigate how much the earned with the character. On this basis it is determined what the compensation for David. In the store of League of Legends is the skin for 750 Riot Points to purchase, which is about five euros.
Striker Lucian, League of Legends