News of the Week; November 20, 2013

1.  Judge Certifies Athlete Class Suing the NCAA

2. Right-Of-Publicity Claims And Their Impact On The Gaming Industry

3. PS4 Beating Out Xbox One in ‘Purchase Intent’

4. PS4 defects are isolated incidents, says Sony

5. Someone In The Vatican Pirated ‘Football Manager 2013’ Creator Alleges

6. Tropes vs Women in Video Games: Ms. Male Character

7. EA, Sony Execs Say Nice Things About Used Games

8. Timothy Leary Plans a Neuromancer Video Game, with Art by Keith Haring, Music by Devo & Cameos by David Byrne

9. Papers, Please: A Video Game With No Shootouts or Theft—Only the Banality of Evil

10. Major Research Finds No Correlation Between Video Games and Behavioral Problems

11. No dice: Supreme Court declares Alberta privacy law unconstitutional in Palace Casino case

12. Manitobans get new privacy law, but no one to complain to

13. Judge Sides With Google on Book Scanning Suit

+ US Dist. Ct. Opinion

14. WikiLeaks publishes secret draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty

+ Link to Draft of IP Chapter

15. EFF and Other Groups to NSA: Are You Spying on Our TPP Work?

16. Google Employees Speak Out About Government Spying

17. Law Professors Call for Public Process for Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Chapter

18. LG Smart TV Caught Collecting Data On Files Stored On Connected USB Drives

19. Hacker Receives 10-Year Sentence for ‘Causing Mayhem’

20. Organization for Transformative Works submits comments on remix to PTO/NTIA

21. Online Retailer Says If You Give It A Negative Review It Can Fine You $3,500

22. Regulators See Value in Bitcoin, and Investors Hasten to Agree

+ Federal Reserve: While bitcoins hold “promise,” we have no regulatory authority

And in the “in case teens needed another reason to quit Facebook as lame” category:

Facebook Reasserts Posts Can Be Used to Advertise