News of the Week; May 7, 2014

1. Zenimax claims ownership of IP created by John Carmack that powers Oculus Rift [Updated]

Oculus “disappointed, but not surprised” by Zenimax claims

Oculus, ZeniMax trade accusations in VR technology ownership dispute

2. Valve refunding Earth: Year 2066 customers

3. Wolfenstein: The New Order to be Censored in Germany and Austria

4. Nintendo says no to same-sex relationships in new sim game

5. Nintendo Sinks to Loss on Lagging Wii U Sales

6. Level 3 claims six ISPs dropping packets every day over money disputes

7. After 32 Years, Small Massachusetts Town Votes to Lift Arcade Games Ban

8. Pro League of Legends Player Suffers Collapsed Lung, Continues to Play Anyways

9. Connecticut Lawmaker Calls for Warning Labels, Sin Tax on Video Games (Again)

10. Australia Considers Automating Classification Process for Games, Film and TV

11. Rhode Island Lawmaker Received Death Threat for Investigating 38 Studios Loan Deal

12. Can you tell a person’s gender by their video-game avatar?

13. EA sales dip as year ends

14. Mobile Game Revenue in China Expected to Rival U.S. in 2014

15. Lionsgate launching games division

16. Activision backs Destiny with $500m launch investment

17. Glu Mobile Acquires PlayFirst

18. Neversoft folded into Infinity Ward

19. Turtle Rock Community Manager Weighs In On Donald Sterling Situation, Gets Fired

20. EA nearing deal to stream games via Comcast – report

21. The Man Who Disposed of 750,000 Atari Games

22. Computer Technology Is Reviving the Board Game

23. What Do You Owe Your Backers on Kickstarter?

24. Canadian Telcos Asked to Disclose Subscriber Data Every 27 Seconds

Statement from the Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding telecommunications companies’ responses to information requests from government authorities

Why Have Canada’s Telcos Failed to Notify Subscribers About Disclosing Their Information?

Responding to the Crisis in Canadian Telecommunications

25. Facial recognition: is the technology taking away your identity?

26. Tech Companies Increasingly Telling Users When Law Enforcement Comes Asking For Data

27. Russia Quietly Tightens Reins on Web With ‘Bloggers Law’

28. Yahoo is the latest company ignoring Web users’ requests for privacy

29. App changes its privacy policy ten days after Facebook acquisition

30. 3 Ways Big Data Is Going To Be Used Against You In The Future

31. Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values (Executive Office of the President)

32. Competition Bureau releases draft updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines

33. What Exactly Are You Implying?’: The Elusive Nature of the Implied Copyright License

34. Jury Orders Samsung to Pay $119 Million to Apple in Patent Case: Damages Are Far Short of the $2.2 Billion Apple Had Sought

Google a Winner in Apple-Samsung Verdict

There’s No Dancing in Streets of Cupertino After Latest Apple-Samsung Verdict

35. I sold out to China: You know that censorship has won its war on truth-telling when journalists happily police themselves

36. WeRobot 2014 Conference Videos