Ubisoft threatens lawsuit over Jade Raymond comic

Jade raymondSomeone on the forums of somethingawful.com decided to put up a link that went to a site showing a very "graphic" comic strip of Assassin’s Creed producer, Jade Raymond.

She was depicted in a "compromising position," so to speak, and when Ubisoft discovered it, they quickly fired off an email to Richard Kyanka, webmaster of somethingawful.com.

But apparently, he didn’t even know what the fuss was about until he received a rather threatening email from Ubisoft about the matter.

The full ongoings of what happened can be found on somethingawuful.com. Here are excerpts from Ubisoft’s document:

Infringement of ASSASSIN’S CREED Mark and Jade Raymond’s Personal, Privacy, and Publicity Rights

Dear Mr. Kyanka:

We are counsel to Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. ("Ubisoft"), publisher of the popular video game ASSASSIN’S CREED and employer of Ms. Jade Raymond ("Ms. Raymond")…
Ubisoft has recently learned that the extremely offensive pornographic image (the "Image") accessible at [site withheld] a copy of which is attached hereto, is being used on your website…

…Ubisoft hereby demands that you immediately: (1) permanently remove the Image from your Site, databases and servers and prevent any further uploading or display thereof; (2) permanently cease and desist all unauthorized use and hosting of images using the ASSASSIN’S CREED mark and Ms. Raymond’s name and/or likeness; (3) provide us with the name and contact information of the person who originally created and/or posted the Image; and (4) complete, execute, and return to me the enclosed Declaration by November 16, 2007 to confirm that you are complying with Ubisoft’s demand."

Kyanka then fired back his reply to Ubisoft:

"Please let it be known that hereforth I have read the express mail and email sent thereforth by Famous Lawyer David Anderson of the Famous Lawyer Law Business of Nixon Peabody LLP, and furthermore a declaration shall be expressed on the part of Internet User Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka that thatforth herethrough I have conducted rigorous tests implemented through a vigorous barrage of legal studies, and furthermore hitherthrough these rigorous tests have therefore proven Famous Lawyer David Anderson of the Famous Lawyer Law Business of Nixon Peabody LLP shall be recognized as a man of the fag persuasion.

Pursuant to the United Dairy Council

Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka

And what did Kyanka say to the members who put the link up?

"I dont know what they’re talking about here but it probably relates to you guys and even if it doesn’t it’s still your fault and I’m furious here and I’ll never forgive you in a thousand years or in a million years or a thousand million years ever, I’m shutting this forum down and replacing it with a Neopets trainer guide."

Most of the forum members replied with variations of this: "I dint do nuthin."

The image from the link has since been removed.


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