Selena Gomez is suing mobile game developers for copying their looks

from Dominik Zwingmann
In the United States, Selena Gomez filed a lawsuit against the creators of the mobile game "Clothes Forever – Styling Game" for storing their appearance as a virtual character without permission. The singer would like a total of 10 million US dollars as compensation. Selena Gomez is not the only celebrity that appears in this game.

Singer and actress Selena Gomez has filed a lawsuit against Chinese studio Guangzhou Feidong Software Technology Co. and British company MutantBox Interactive Limited. The background is a character in the mobile game "Clothes Forever – Styling Game" with visible similarities to Selena Gomez.

In the title you can go on a virtual shopping tour with a celebrity. It looks like not everyone seems to agree with the use of their looks. In addition to Selena Gomez, stars such as Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Katy Perry or the Kardashians can also be found as virtual characters in the game. According to the indictment, Selena Gomez never agreed to partner with the developer studio. It is questionable whether the company then obtained permission from the other celebrities. Selena Gomez wants a total of ten million US dollars from the developer studio.

The indictment also suggests that the singer would never have agreed to such a deal because the mobile game uses the "questionable methods (it depends) to lure its users into buying in-app transactions". Here, their role model function for the youth should also play an important role. Players could spend up to $ 99.99 on a digital currency. Those responsible for Clothes Forever – Styling Game have not yet commented on the lawsuit. If successful, other celebrities could also follow suit with a procedure.

Source: Variety / App store

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