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'Battlefield 3' fansite faces Activision complaint

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Activision has filed a domain name dispute against Battlefield 3 fansite ModernWarfare3.com.

The publisher lodged a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, claiming that the website is using copyrighted materials and has no legal right to the domain name, Fusible reports.

Activision provided the NAF with a two-page list of Modern Warfare's accomplishments as evidence for its legal interest in the URL. The dispute also describes the site's unlawful use of the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 header.

ModernWarfare3.com was registered in March 2009, almost two years before Modern Warfare 3 was announced. The site urges visitors to "grow up and forgettabout Modern Warfare 3 (because it looks just like Modern Warfare 2) and buy Battlefield 3 instead. (sic)"

Until recently, the site redirected traffic to the official Battlefield 3 website. It now hosts a clip from Monty Python's Life Of Brian redubbed as a dig at the Activision shooter.

Battlefield 3 arrives in stores in October. Modern Warfare 3 debuts the following month.

Watch Battlefield 3's 12-minute trailer below:

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