A couple of weeks ago ITV used Arma II footage in a documentary, which we reported on here.
The Arma II footage was used in the documentary ‘Exposure: Gaddafi and The IRA.’ Now, according to The Guardian, Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether ITV broke broadcasting rules. I contacted ITV when the story first came to light and they sent the following response:
“The helicopter shooting featured in Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA was a genuine incident but it would appear that during the editing process the correct clip of the 1988 incident was not selected and other footage was mistakenly included in the film by producers. This was an unfortunate case of human error for which we apologise.”
Bohemia Interactive, developers of Arma II, will not be taking legal action over the use of the game footage without permission.