News of the Week; April 2, 2014

1. The Times They Are a’Trollin’: World of Warcraft Wins Suit against Patent Trolls

2. PlayStation problems: no defense in Sony’s cyberattack suits

3. 3DRealms to Gearbox: ‘We Still Own Duke Nukem’

4. Epic’s goal: Don’t be Comcast

5. Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

6. Is The Oculus Rift Acquisition A PR Disaster For Kickstarter And Facebook?

7. Oculus founder didn’t expect “so many death threats” after Facebook deal

8. Is Facebook buying Oculus a boost for Morpheus?

9. Study finds online gamers aren’t antisocial basement dwellers

10. Free-to-play whales more rational than assumed

11. Console microtransactions: $352 million annually and growing

12. Games evangelists and naysayers

13. A Video Game Without Rules Inevitably Devolves Into Lord of the Flies

14. Was CCP right to ban this Eve Online player?

15. Banned Titanfall Players Can Still Play Online… With Other Cheaters

16. Violent Video Games Don’t Exist

17. Anti-Game Violence Crusader Leland Yee Arrested On Charges Of Bribery, Corruption And Arms Trafficking

18. A Lesson in Stupid Moral Panics: The History Of Dungeons And Dragons Bans

19. Goat Simulator review

20. EU approves UK games tax relief, signalling £188m windfall

21. App Maker Buckles on 1st Day of Trading

22. Inside the disintegration of a game jam reality show

23. EA’s Moore apologises for Frostbite prank

24. NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans’ calls and emails – Clapper

25. Don’t Listen to Google and Facebook: The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership Is Still Going Strong

26. Turkey Escalates Internet Blocking With YouTube Ban

27. Huawei on NSA: If foreign spies attacked a US firm, there’d be “outrage”

28. Google says government requests ‘up 120%’ in four years

29. Microsoft will no longer look through your Hotmail to investigate leaks

30. Activists to Appeal US Judge’s Ruling on Baidu’s Censorship

31. UK Court Says Information Stored Electronically Is Not ‘Property’

32. The inside story of MIT and Aaron Swartz

33. Supreme Court Seems Wary of Software Patent Case

34. Apple faces certified class action suit over e-book price conspiracy

35. Big Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

36. The Canadian legal landscape in 3D scanning and printing: The next frontier of IP law

37. The rise of the API economy and consumer-led ecosystems

38. Op-ed: The legality of virtual currency

39. Old Rivalry Aired Again in Patent Case Between Apple and Samsung

40. Three Mozilla board members—including former CEOs—step down

41. At Mozilla, a Chief’s Support of Gay Marriage Ban Causes Conflict