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What does this mean for Call of Duty? Lots, seeing as how Bell’s V-22 Ospreys and AH-1Z Vipers are featured in MW3, not to mention the ramifications if video games are not allowed to include the likeness of military equipment.

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Electronic Arts and Bell Helicopter parent company Textron have been negotiating over Battlefield 3 use of three Bell helicopters, which Textron says is without permission. In the documents EA says that talks between the two have broken down, and the company expects a lawsuit.

EA has asked a federal judge to rule that EA’s use of the military equipment is protected by the First Amendment and fair usage.

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This is one time we’ll be rooting for EA..

SOURCE: Gameinformer