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Old 12-09-11, 11:44 AM   #7
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Default Re: Six hundred million gamers could be war criminals, Red Cross says.

Originally Posted by rudedog View Post
more then likely real, these are the same people that sued game devs for using red crosses on health kits in WWII games....
Unsurprisingly, they were in their rights to do that.
According to the Geneva Convention (signed by most major countries), the symbol of the red cross on white is reserved to the Red Cross organization. Using it without their authorization would be analogous to the devs using Coca cola or Pepsi branding without asking.
(it's actually even worse, as this is not merely a trademark, but an international agreed upon symbol).

If they ask the games to respect the geneva convention, I'll ask them to ask the same standard of movies...
As the universe is curved, there cannot be a straight answer...
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