News of the Week; June 11, 2014

1. Activision Blizzard CEO must face lawsuit over $8.2-billion buyout

2. NCAA Settles Video Game Lawsuit

3. Marty O’Donnell files lawsuit against Bungie for unpaid benefits

4. Nintendo Shuts Down European HQ, Lays Off 130

5. Snatching Atari Back From the Grave, Again

6. Video Games Developed and Published in Canada Central to 2014 E3 Expo

7. E3 2014: EA talks of “commitment to put players first”

8. Mattrick: Zynga left its lunchbox unattended

9. Girly video games: rewriting a history of pink

10. Aisha Tyler on Race, Sexism and Video Games (Q&A)

11. No female Assassin’s Creed characters a “reality of development”

Assassin’s Creed’s female problems: Devs respond

12. Ubisoft, NIS America, and OUYA Support GaymerX

13. Award-winning game composer takes musicians union to task

14. FCC considers net neutrality rules, could impact video game industry

15. Study: Gamers are more educated, more social than the people who make fun of them

16. Guantanamo Prisoners Get to Play Video Games in a Recliner — While Being Force-Fed

17. Swedish Government’s ‘Democreativity’ Reveals First Round of Games

18. Why Would Google Want to Buy Video-Game Livestreaming Site Twitch?

19. Super Evil Megacorp Raises $15 Million to Prove Mobile Gaming Can Be Hardcore

20. Oculus signs exclusive content from Words With Friends creator

21. What Oculus Rift and virtual reality mean for sex, death, violence, and identity

22. How People Are Wired to Connect: The startling parallels between human social groups and online video games 

23. Privacy Class Action Against Facebook Certified by BC Court

B.C.’s Privacy Act trumps jurisdiction selection clause

24. Texas Appeals Court Vacates Order Commanding Google To Hunt Down Third Party Content And Destroy It

25. Apple starts banning apps that reward video views and social sharing

26. Telecom giant Rogers got 175,000 info requests from government

Rogers’ Shocking Admission: It Does Not Track Disclosures of Subscriber Information to Authorities

27. Microsoft fights U.S. search warrant for customer e-mails held in overseas server

28. Ars tests Internet surveillance—by spying on an NPR reporter

29. Vodafone Says Some Governments Have Direct Access to Eavesdrop

30. US Secret Service wants software to “detect sarcasm” on social media

31. Google will flag search results erased due to “right to be forgotten”

32. Yes, Verizon Is At Fault In Netflix Dispute; It’s Not Delivering What It Sold Customers

33. The best explanation of net neutrality and why it matters, ever, period.

34. Public Responds Negatively to FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal

35. Google, the fight to forget, and the right to remember

36. Google’s university book scanning can move ahead without authors’ OK

USCA decision in Author’s Guild Inc. v. HathiTrust

37. The Samuelson Clinic releases “Is it in the Public Domain?” handbook

38. EU Court Of Justice: Just Viewing Stuff Online Isn’t Infringing On Copyright

39. Okkervil River Responds to Don Henley: Copyright Laws Kill Art

40. Should you have a right to sell your ebooks and digital music?

41. E.U. to Launch Formal Investigation Into Apple’s Irish Tax Deal

42. Cat Videos, Binge TV Watching Will Account for 84 Percent of Internet Traffic, Cisco Says

43. Netflix to Verizon: Nope, Your Congested Pipes Are Still Your Fault

44. Theater chain bans Google Glass

45. Your Personality Type, Defined by the Internet

46. The Forgotten Firsts: 10 Vintage Versions of Modern Technology