News of the Week; October 23, 2013

1. Blizzard wins $7M judgment in World of Warcraft bot lawsuit 

2. “The Legal Status of Video Games: Comparative Analysis in National Approaches” by Andy Ramos, Anxo Rodriguez, Tim Meng, Stan Abrams and Laura Lopez (WIPO) 

3. Gaming adds $2.3 billion to Canada’s GDP 

+ Canada’s Video Game Industry in 2013 (Nordicity Report) 

4. British Newspaper Confuses Deus Ex With Real Life 

5. Illinois State’s Attorney Pushes for ‘Economic Boycott’ of GTA V

6. Dr. Kimberly Voll on Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Gaming 

7. Free will is overrated: the surreal, self-aware joy of ‘The Stanley Parable’ 

8. YouTube Personality TotalBiscuit Claims ‘ Day One: Garry’s Incident’ Dev Made Copyright Claim Against Critical Video

9. Gamers Solve HIV Puzzle in Ten Days

10. Google’s Quantum AI Lab adds quantum physics to Minecraft 

11. Oculus working on 4K Rift headset 

12. Digital Capital hires Patrick Sweeney as Chief Legal Officer 

13. Face value: digging through Google’s clumsy new terms of service 

14. Canada – EU Trade Agreement Reached “In Principle”: The Intellectual Property Provisions by Michael Geist 

15. Apple v. Samsung: court orders investigation into potential protective order violation by Samsung 

16. Opening Pandora’s Box: Copyright and Antitrust 

17. Megaupload Raid ‘Destroyed’ (Way) More Than 10,000,000 Legal Files

18. Lavabit Case Shows Why We Need Tech Literate Judges