News of the Week; August 14, 2013

1. Nintendo Sues for Selling Copying Devices

2. New Jersey Court Approves Used Game Lawsuit Against GameStop

3. Jim Brown’s right of publicity claim revived by Keller victory on appeal

4. Clone Wars: The Five Most Important Cases Every Game Developer Should Know

5. Rhode Island Lawmakers Examine 38 Studios Loan Debacle

6. Teaching jerks to behave with Strife

7. Responding to Intellectual Property Theft: How to Protect Your Game Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation

8. Hitting the Reset Button on Video Game Copyrights

9. Swedish e-sports team win $1.4m Dota 2 video game prize

10. Computer Games Save Norwegian Youth

11. Brad Keselowski Credits Video Gaming for NASCAR Nationwide Series Win at Watkins Glen

12. ‘League of Legends’ gamer granted US visa recognizing him as professional athlete

13. Two more college sports organizations end licensing with EA

14. Nintendo Restricts The Number Of Times You Can Play A Game Demo For Some Reason

15. Federal judge: Bitcoin, “a currency,” can be regulated under American law

16. Innovation and Incarceration: An Economic Analysis of Criminal Intellectual Property Law

17. The Snowden effect: U.S. government demands cast chill on encrypted e-mail industry

+ NSA releases outline of security programs, says it ‘only’ touches 1.6 percent of internet traffic 

+ The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership

18. DOJ Decided To Ratchet Up Case Against Aaron Swartz Because He Spoke Out Publicly About Being Innocent

And in the “How could this not be included?” category:

19. London ordered to disable snooping trash cans