Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tata to sue Greenpeace over turtle game; (London) Guardian, 7/26/10

Adam Vaughan, (London) Guardian; Tata to sue Greenpeace over turtle game: Indian manufacturing giant is suing for use of its logo in a spoof computer game highlighting port's threat to local wildlife:

"The Indian manufacturing giant Tata is suing Greenpeace India over a computer game it has created to publicise the alleged impact on turtles from the company's development of a new port.

The Pac-Man-style game is defamatory and an abuse of copyright, Tata Sons, Tata companies' bulk shareholder, said on Friday at the New Delhi high court. The court has served notice to Greenpeace, which has until 12 August to respond in writing to the lawsuit.

Greenpeace India launched the game at the start of June, the latest step in its seven-year campaign against Dhamra port, which is due to open this summer at Bhadrak in Orissa, a state on India's eastern coast. The environmental group alleges that the development will endanger local turtles. Turtle Vs. Tata, which is still live online and has been played by nearly 25,000 people, places a turtle in the role of Pac-Man battling against Tata logos in the place of ghosts."

1 comment:

Tina said...

In addition to keeping a strict vigilance on environmental safety and conservation, DPCL has always been involved in developing the lives of the communities in and around its areas of operation. In such an initiative, DPCL organized an art and painting competition for school children of the Dhamra periphery villages on the occasion of Independence Day. The theme for the competition was aptly ‘Patriotism’ and the participants expressed their ideas of a ‘Free India’ beautifully on the drawing sheets provided. Drawing and painting kits and other gifts were presented to the participants. The final round had sixteen students from Dhamra periphery villages participating. Like in the previous years, the DPCL CSR team celebrated Independence Day at the Dosinga market ground, jointly with Dosinga Panchayat, in the port periphery. Around 1200 school children and about 400 youths of the local areas joined the celebrations.