February 28, 2012 18:49:14 GMT
The company, RC3, insisted that the Android application is merely a parody of Justin Bieber's life which is protected by the First Amendment.
The fight between Justin Bieber and the developers of "Joustin Beaver" video game is heating up. Soon after the singer slapped them with a cease and desist letter, RC3 that created the Android app fired his legal team back with their own lawsuit.
"In an effort to comment upon 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. The parody app portrays a beaver floating on a log down a river. The beaver presents with bangs, a lance, and a purple sweater. The beaver knocks 'Phot-Hogs' that are attempting to take his photograph into the river with his lance. The beaver also signs 'Otter-graphs.' The beaver also must dodge the 'whirlpool of success,' which will lead beaver out of control, while navigating the river," the lawsuit states.
By claiming that it is a "parody" of Bieber's life, the company would like a judge to protect its First Amendment right which is freedom of speech. RC3 also wants a declaration that the game does not constitute a misappropriation of Bieber's name for commercial purposes.