Berghain-inspired card recreation efficiently sued by bouncer Sven Marquardt
Sven Marquardt, the achieved photographer and infamous German gatekeeper who runs the door on the world-famous nightclub Berghain, has efficiently sued the Swedish firm Beware Of Ninja for €15,000 after they used his likeness with out consent of their Berghain-inspired card recreation, Bergnein.
The card recreation, which was initially named Berghain Ze Game, is a "quick and enjoyable queue administration recreation for two–6 gamers" during which gamers play the function of "one of many membership's legendary bouncers" and fosters the right combination of characters into the membership. Players take turns because the bouncer, letting the suitable folks in and sabotaging their opponents. The deck features a card depicting Sven's likeness which, apparently, did not please the world-famous and choosy doorman all an excessive amount of.
Last week, the ruling handed down by Sweden's Gothenburg District Court ended up in favor of Marquardt. The firm has been ordered not solely to pay the €15,000 to Marquardt on prime of court docket prices, however the firm should additionally destroy all copies of the sport, which was first launched in 2016, in its possession.
During an interview with the Swedish radio present Musikguiden, the sport's creator Alexander Kandiloros referred to as the ruling "absurd" and acknowledged that "satire is useless in Sweden."
Currently, the copy beneath the publication signup on Bergnein.com reads "join the most recent information (like, if we discover a approach to ship extra video games with out being sued (once more).)
In different information, Sven Marquardt has lately opened up a brand new images exhibit on the Tiblisi membership Kahndi. Learn extra about it right here