Los Angeles - Justin Bieber is being sued by game developers after he threatened them with legal action for using his image for a mobile app. RC3, the makers of a game entitled Joustin Beaver, admit the app is a parody of the Never Say Never hitmaker's life, but they are reportedly keen for a judge to rule they are permitted to market the app under the free speech rule of the First Amendment.In the company's lawsuit, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, it states: "In an effort to comment on the Defendant's life, the Plaintiff, RC3, developed the aforementioned App entitled Joustin Beaver. "The App, a video game, is a parody of the commercial success of the Defendant and any celebrity."Cease and desist letterRC3 deny the app is an infringement of Justin's intellectual property rights or trademark.In the game, a player has to get a cartoon beaver - who bears a resemblance to the pop singer - to sign 'Otter-graphs', while defending him from 'Phot-hogs' as they float downstream.The 17-year-old singer's representatives previously issued a cease and desist letter to the company demanding the $0.99 app be removed from sale on iTunes and they reportedly asked RC3 to hand over their accounting and revenue figures.
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