News of the Week; April 23, 2014

1. US v. SILVIUS, Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit 2014; mod chips conviction

2. King Settles Trademark Disputes With ‘CandySwipe’ and ‘The Banner Saga’ Makers

3. King Stock Bumped Up by Tencent Partnership

4. Candy Crush Gets Nationwide TV Ads in Japan, and They’re Super Weird

5. PS4 outsold Xbox One in March while Titanfall led software sales

6. It’s Official: Consoles Can Be Sold at Chinese Retail

7. China Details Copious Restrictions On Video Game Content

8. Sony sells all Square Enix stock

9. Perfect World to buy $100 million in Shanda shares

10. NCSoft Invests $4.8 Million in Lezhin Entertainment

11. For Zynga, a modest rebound would count as a win

12. Only 2.2% of free-to-play users ever pay – Report

13. My mother made me a gamer, and gave me the skills to deal with her death

14. How Minecraft is helping the United Nations improve the world

15. The Lawless Frontier of Deep Space: Code as Law in EVE Online

16. The Next Big Thing In Video Games: ‘Ethical’ Gaming

17. Tapping Into the Emotional Side of Video Games: Developing Hope, Healing and Love

18. The disappearing inventor (Blog entry by Ken Perlin on the real story of the origins of Oculus and the role of Mark Bolas of USC)

19. All Videogames Are a Joke

20. Telus must reimburse $2.6M in texting fees, court rules

21. Netflix Asks Appellate Court to Reconsider ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Ruling

22. For world’s biggest troll, first patent case ends up in tatters

23. Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?

+ Why the Aereo Supreme Court case over TV’s future is too tough to call

+ Aereo analysis: Cloud computing at a crossroads

Here’s What the Supreme Court Wants to Know About Aereo, in the Justices’ Own Words

24. Copyright is Out of Control

25. Understanding the Crazy Math Apple and Samsung Use to Calculate Patent Damages

26. Record industry finds a new way to squeeze Pandora, but it won’t help musicians

27. When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue

After Facebook Flap, General Mills Backs Down From Forced Arbitration Policy

28. The Effect of Social Media in Young Girls

29. Facebook Wants You Talking About the World Cup — So Advertisers Can Find You

30. Amazon Sales Take a Hit in States With Online Tax

31. Protests Continue Against Dropbox After Appointment of Condoleezza Rice to Board

32. Preston-Warner Threatens Legal Action in Github Scandal Fallout

Julie Ann Horvath on GitHub Investigation: “How Do You Sleep at Night?”

33. Government of Canada proposes important changes to PIPEDA

34. Key differences between US and Canadian anti-spam laws

35. Big Data is the new Artificial Intelligence

36. Right of Publicity? First, Let Me Take a Selfie

37. Twitter’s Turkey Headache That Won’t End

38. China’s New Internet Crackdown: Not About Porn

39. Google Patents Contact Lenses That Contain Microcameras

40. Finally, Someone Acts Like An Adult: District Attorney Drops Charges Against Bullied Teen Who Recorded His Tormentors

41. Hollywood Sci-Fi Films Are Ripping Off Anime

42. Theories of intellectual property: Is it worth the effort?

43. Ignore age—define generations by the tech they use

44. The Rapture of the Nerds

45. Ethereum

Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet ?

46. How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion