News of the Week; February 26, 2014

1. King Drops “Candy” Trademark Battle in U.S.; Other Trademarks Unaffected

2. International Trade Commission Sides With Nintendo in 3DS Patent Infringement Case

3. Gearbox sues 3D Realms, Interceptor over ‘unauthorized use’ of Duke Nukem

4. Zynga Beats IPO Lawsuit

5. That’s a Bingo: GSN Gobbles Up Bash Gaming, Ending Lawsuit

6. Court Orders GAME to Pay Back-Rent

7. 11 Times Video Games Led to Lawsuits

8. Does Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik deserve a PS3?

9. Sony Blows Past PS4 Target, and Developers Are Leaning Its Way, Too

10. Twitch broadcasting comes to Xbox One

11. Viral Video: Nostalgia, Memes and Anarchy Collide in Twitch Plays Pokémon

12. The Oculus Rift Will Work for Movies, Too. Eventually.

13. Did the Video Game World Have its Own Manti Te’o Scandal?

14. EVE graphic novel based on real player stories out now

15. EVE, offline: how do you archive a universe?

16. EVE: The Most Thrilling Boring Game in the Universe

17. King’s IPO is no Royal Flush

18. Study: Video Game Training Can Make Better Baseball Players

19. Can Dating an Avatar Improve Real-Life Relationships?

20. Video game play may provide learning, health, social benefits, review finds

21. In a First for Spain, a Woman Is Convicted of Inciting Terror Over Twitter

22. Copyright Board of Canada on Copying a Few Pages: It’s Insubstantial and Not Compensable

23. Fair use is a trademark concept as well

24. How the TekSavvy court decision will help shut out copyright trolls in Canada

25. Intellectual Ventures starts PAC to lobby for patent trolls

26. Surprise! Apple and Samsung Still Don’t Agree to Agree.

27. How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

28. Data privacy, machine learning and the destruction of mysterious humanity

29. Can Privacy Be Saved?

30. ‘The Wild West of Privacy’

31. Obama Administration Responds to Net Neutrality Petition, Reaffirms Support

32. Comcast Versus the Open Internet

33. Netflix packets being dropped every day because Verizon wants more money

34. Americans say they’d dump a carrier that slowed their Web traffic

35. Netflix is paying Comcast for direct connection to network

36. The FCC’s new net neutrality plan draws skepticism, pessimism, and fear

37. The Netflix-Comcast agreement isn’t a network neutrality violation, but it is a problem

38. Facebook Price for Having No Phone OS? $19 Billion. A Must-Have Apps Play? Priceless.

39. The Fall Of Intrade And The Business Of Betting On Real Life

40. Kids May Be Leaving Facebook, but They Love YouTube