60s singer Dion is taking Zenimax Media to court over its use of "The Wanderer" in a Fallout 4 promotion. He is seeking $1M from the company calling the use of his signature song for the game "repugnant" and that the ads "featured repeated homicides in a dark, dystopian landscape, where violence is glorified as sport".
According to the initial report from The Wrap, Dion DiMucci agreed to the use of "The Wanderer" for the commercials but that Zenimax had not met separately to bargain with him or to obtain his consent for its use in the commercials before they were released.
Had the terms of the licensing agreement been adhered to, the lawsuit contends, DiMucci could have used his right to refuse consent to persuade ZeniMax “to change the scripts so that, for instance, they instead told the story of a post-apocalyptic struggle for survival without craven violence.
Alternately, he could have priced into his fee adequate compensation to safeguard himself against the potential loss of goodwill from being associated with the immoral images in Defendant’s scripts.
Dion DiMucci is best known for his 60s-era hits "The Wanderer", "Runaround Sue", "Abraham, Martin & John" to name a few. He has most recently been recording blues.
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