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Update: Sony now "forgiven" by Church

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Oct 2007 15:06 User comments (21)

Update: Sony now "forgiven" by Church Earlier this year, we reported that the Manchester Cathedral was upset at Sony because a replica of the holy building was used without permission in the hit game Resistance: Fall of Man.
Although Sony has apologized, they refuse to admit any wrong doing, and it seems that it doesn't matter anymore.

"I think some important lessons have been learnt," said the Dean of Manchester, speaking to the BBC. "So we forgive Sony for what they have done, even though they still believe they have done no wrong."

"In an industry that is breaking new frontiers, it is important that long held traditions of film and television are maintained. These traditions include having courtesy, respecting the dignity of your subject, and admitting when mistakes have been made,"
he added.

"In so many ways Sony have failed to live up to these standards by disrespecting people of faith and the victims of gun crime in Manchester,"
he finally noted.

In what should not be a surprise to anyone, the Dean also added that visits to the Cathedral had substantially increased since the controversy.

Source:
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21 user comments

124.10.2007 15:31
nobrainer
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i hope sony gave a large donation to manchester cathedral for using their building in a commercial project without prior consent from the owners! hang on does that fall into IP violations grey area?

224.10.2007 16:47

nobrainer
yep,they whined got their 15 min of fame and probably alil hush money from sony....talk about fine upstanding people here....

324.10.2007 17:05

edited by dvdback23

First and only warning to anyone here, do not bring any religious comments into your posts.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Oct 2007 @ 18:36

424.10.2007 21:02
vinny13
Inactive

Lmao

524.10.2007 23:21
26r0cK
Inactive

..and here we thought that churches should easily forgive others should they not? lol

624.10.2007 23:27

Originally posted by 26r0cK:
..and here we thought that churches should easily forgive others should they not? lol
that only comes after the barbecue ^^

725.10.2007 1:10

It took the Church a long time to give forgivness for such a small desgretion i thought it would have happened a lot sooner than that.

925.10.2007 9:02

But its ok for churches to use copyrighted logos on there t-shirts, stickers, etc. Hmmm, the churches are the ones that sould be looking for forgivness.

1025.10.2007 9:24
RNR1995
Inactive

I wonder how much they paid to be "forgiven" LOL

1125.10.2007 11:20
davidrose
Inactive

Really sad, SONY SONY you are forgiven. Now the Dean visits to the Cathedral. Too bad.

1225.10.2007 12:28

Manchester Cathedral can kiss my ass. I hate Sony, but I have to side with them on this one. Sony did nothing wrong, it's just a building! I bet the cathedral was thrilled when they found out about it.

1325.10.2007 15:10

Quote:
In what should not be a surprise to anyone, the Dean also added that visits to the Cathedral had substantially increased since the controversy.
I think that says everything right there. The people who ran the church didn't like how it was used, but all the people that it brought made it worth while to them.

1425.10.2007 15:42

$$$$$$$$, can I get an Amen for SONY!

1526.10.2007 3:47
pacman33
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More people doesn't mean more money, and do you really think sony paid them? i doubt it, because don't you think they would have done something like upgraded there cathedral or opened a second one? They probably dropped it and shut up because they realized that it was pretty much free advertisement and that there were more guests coming in.
I do have to side with sony, I don't think there is anything wrong with using a building from RL in a game, seriously, if you look around there are buildings of every sort, thats like Some gas station freaking out at rockstar because there is a look alike in a grand theft auto.

1626.10.2007 8:06

Soon enough films will have to pay every building that is glimpsed in a scene!! I dont see the problem to be honest and what the hell was the priest doing playing Resistance:Fall of man? lol



1726.10.2007 8:33

Originally posted by chwoolgar:
I dont see the problem to be honest and what the hell was the priest doing playing Resistance:Fall of man? lol
A man of the cloth can enjoy some kickin' video games now and again...right? No sex, but he can play video games.

1926.10.2007 9:24

lol, like the comments

2026.10.2007 9:24

EDIT: Sorry, double post

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2128.10.2007 1:33

But.. that doesn't make sense. What if GOD told Sony to do it? What now you stupid people.

Religion....

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