Rapper Daz Dillinger claims Grand Theft Auto V stole his tracks
American rapper Daz Dillinger has accused Rockstar Games for including two of his songs in Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) without his consent.
Daz Dillinger claims that the two of his sound tracks in question are C-Walk and Nothin' But the Cavi Hit. The singer states that he refused the game maker's offer to use the tracks as they made an "offensively low offer of $4,271 for both songs".
The ex-member of the Dogg Pound duo, which also included Kurupt, now demands that Rockstar Games gives him a new offer better than the original one or recall and destroy all unsold copies of the game.
GTA V, which was released on September 17, was one of the most anticipated and popular games in the gaming community. The game officially hit $1 billion in sales in just three days of release. GTA V also became the fastest selling game in the UK history, selling over 1.57 units in the first day and generating over £65 million in revenue.
The game has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and undoubtedly, there would be millions of units sitting in warehouses and shop shelves. Moreover, with the high success of the game, who knows if Rockstar Games is producing even more copies of GTA V.
Daz Dillinger tells TMZ that his case is about "respecting an artist's work. Rockstar didn't do that here and I can't let them get away with it."
The rapper and his attorneys at Kushner Carlson have given Rockstar Games two weeks to offer him a new deal for his two songs or follow his demands of recalling the unsold copies of GTA V.
Given the high success of the game, it seems very unlikely that the game developers will recall the unsold units. Rockstar Games may strike a deal with the singer or even fight the case in the court.
In the worst case scenario, the game maker may issue a downloadable patch, which may either remove or replace the two sound tracks from the game.