Originally Posted by Div
As long as it's a cover does it matter how "indistinguishable" it sounds? I mean is it written in the law that you're only allowed to cover a song as long as it sucks? I can imagine that this will just get laughed out of court.
Covering doesn't you can totally impersonate the original to the point that it will confuse the marketplace. Past suits mention across many articles involve the use of the soundalikes in tv commercials, not use in a video game. The Romantics aren't claiming copyright because Activision did secure the appropriate rights for a cover. The band is claiming that the impersonation is harming the band and wants satisfaction.