February 28, 2012 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] Jacksonville, Florida - In response to a barrage of threats, including a Cease and Desist Letter, attorneys for RC3, Inc., creators of "Joustin' Beaver", filed a Declaratory Action in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on February 24, 2012.
A representative from RC3, Inc. released the following statement: "After receipt of Justin Bieber's "Cease and Desist Letter" and subsequent conversations with Bieber's lawyers it became apparent that litigation was inevitable. In an effort to preemptively protect our company and our product we had no choice but to ask the court to intervene."
Justin Bieber's lawyers originally asked that the game be removed from iTunes and the Android Market and that RC3, Inc. provide them with a complete record of accounting. Despite those demands, Joustin' Beaver continues to be available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. The game, available for 99 cents, has been ranked in the top 20 arcade games, top 50 games, and the overall top 80 applications in the iTunes App Store. RC3, Inc. has over seventy applications in the app store. RC3, Inc. maintains that the game is a parody and is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.
* iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android
* Requires iOS 4.3 or Android 2.1
Pricing and Availability:
Joustin' Beaver 1.0 has been in the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace for nearly two weeks and continues to be available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, RC3, Inc. specializes in application development. Joustin' Beaver is a trademark of RC3, Inc. in the U.S. and elsewhere. Copyright (C) 2012 RC3, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.