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Rock band sues Microsoft

For allegedly stealing songs.

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A drummer is suing Microsoft for allegedly using three of his former band's songs in Xbox snowboarding title Amped.

Ex-Ink & Dagger member Ryan McLaughlin said he is "outraged that my artistic integrity has been so brazenly violated."

Microsoft spokesman Jack Evans commented: "Microsoft respects intellectual property rights and enters into licensing agreements for music and media in our games and other products." He added that the situation is currently under review.

It's been just under four years since Amped was released in the US, so it's clearly taken McLaughlin a while to work out what's been going on. Coincidentally, he had the foresight to copyright his music back in June.

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