August 2013

News of the Week; August 28, 2013

1. King Sues 6Waves for Alleged Game Copyright Infringement. Here’s the Complaint.

2. Keller v. EA Delayed for Supreme Court Review Petition

3. RI Judge Greenlights Lawsuit against 38 Studios

4. Supreme Court Justice Kagan Played Video Games to Prepare for Brown v. EMA

5. New Research Suggest Video Games Are Not Triggers For At-Risk Teens

6. Report: Eight-Year-Old Boy Murders Elderly Caregiver After Playing GTA

Once Again, Media Jumps On Violent Video Games Before Knowing The Facts

7. Top Connecticut Lawmaker Urges Industry to End Licensing Deals with Gun Manufacturers

8. League of Legends Finals Sells Out LA’s Staples Center In An Hour

9. The Hunt for One of Gaming’s Most Mythical Creatures

10. Ninth Circuit determines Green Day’s Scream Icon is safe under fair use doctrine

11. EFF Victory Results in Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional

Google and Microsoft’s plea on NSA requests moves slowly in secret court

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

12. What killed Aaron Swartz?

13. Intellectual Property Rights and Institutions: A Pluralist Account by Michael E. Kenneally

14. Will the Explosion of 3D Printing Mark the Implosion of Copyright Law?

15. Classic Patent Scholarship

16. When I think, you move: researchers achieve brain-to-brain interface



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News of the Week; August 21, 2013

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News of the Week; August 14, 2013

1. Nintendo Sues for Selling Copying Devices

2. New Jersey Court Approves Used Game Lawsuit Against GameStop

3. Jim Brown’s right of publicity claim revived by Keller victory on appeal

4. Clone Wars: The Five Most Important Cases Every Game Developer Should Know

5. Rhode Island Lawmakers Examine 38 Studios Loan Debacle

6. Teaching jerks to behave with Strife

7. Responding to Intellectual Property Theft: How to Protect Your Game Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation

8. Hitting the Reset Button on Video Game Copyrights

9. Swedish e-sports team win $1.4m Dota 2 video game prize

10. Computer Games Save Norwegian Youth

11. Brad Keselowski Credits Video Gaming for NASCAR Nationwide Series Win at Watkins Glen

12. ‘League of Legends’ gamer granted US visa recognizing him as professional athlete

13. Two more college sports organizations end licensing with EA

14. Nintendo Restricts The Number Of Times You Can Play A Game Demo For Some Reason

15. Federal judge: Bitcoin, “a currency,” can be regulated under American law

16. Innovation and Incarceration: An Economic Analysis of Criminal Intellectual Property Law

17. The Snowden effect: U.S. government demands cast chill on encrypted e-mail industry

+ NSA releases outline of security programs, says it ‘only’ touches 1.6 percent of internet traffic 

+ The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership

18. DOJ Decided To Ratchet Up Case Against Aaron Swartz Because He Spoke Out Publicly About Being Innocent

And in the “How could this not be included?” category:

19. London ordered to disable snooping trash cans


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News of the Week; August 7, 2013

1. Ninth Circuit Rules That Celebrity “Rights” Trump Free Speech

Third Circuit rejects EA’s first amendment defense to college athletes’ right of publicity claims

Keller v. EA: visual elements mean game isn’t protected by First Amendment (Prof. Rebecca Tushnet’s 43(B)log)

2. The First Amendment in play: Brown v. EA (Prof. Rebecca Tushnet’s 43(B)log)

3. Activision Blizzard sued over Vivendi buyback

4. EA Sued For Shutting Down Online Games Too Quickly

5. Researchers: Game Developers Need to Put Limits on MMORPG Players to Avoid ‘Pathological Addiction’

6. Holodeck: Holy Grail or Hollow Promise? Part 1

+  Holodeck: Holy Grail or Hollow Promise? Part 2

7. Professor Launches First-ever Study of Copyright and User-Generated Content on Social Media Platforms

Survey One (Player Survey) Initial Data

Some descriptive statistics from Survey One

8. Court Upholds Cellphone Tracking Without a Warrant

9. Fair Use for the Rich and Fabulous? (The University of Chicago Law Review)

10. Save the Date: The Canadian Copyright Pentalogy Conference on October 4, 2013

11. Other Agencies Clamor for Data N.S.A. Compiles



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