Au revoir to the 10th cohort of Video Game Law….

  As we approach reading week, it’s high time that I thank the 10th cohort of the course. There was lots to be impressed by. Your support of each other. Your commitment to really going deep on the legal questions. Your heartfelt efforts in class presentations. Ultimately what moved me the most was how you […]

News of the Week; February 7, 2018

GAMES Valve suspends Counter-Strike co-creator after arrest for sexual exploitation of a child Valve Suspends Counter-Strike Co-Creator Following Disturbing Allegations: Cliffe has been suspended “until we know more,” says Valve. Counter-Strike’s Jess Cliffe arrested for sexual exploitation of a child: Co-creator of classic first-person shooter suspended by Valve until more is known of charges Counter-Strike Co-Creator Charged […]

News of the Week; January 31, 2018

GAMES Twitch wins $1.3m lawsuit against view bots: California judge orders bot makers to shut down and pay damages to leading streaming platform Twitch viewbot makers ordered to pay nearly $1.4 million in lawsuit loss: Twitch filed a lawsuit against several botmakers in 2016, accusing them of reducing the quality of the service. New Twitch […]

News of the Week; January 24, 2018

GAMES Court rules illegal bot makers must pay $1.3 million to Twitch Judge Orders Makers Of Illegal Bots To Pay Twitch $1.3 Million It Kind Of Looks Like Crytek Sued Star Citizen Developer By Pretending Its Engine License Says Something It Doesn’t Legal Analysis of the ESL Genting Situation & DMCA Athletes’ Right of Publicity […]

News of the Week; January 17, 2018

GAMES Nintendo sues mobile developer Colopl over patent infringement Twitch takes legal action following spambot incident: Brandan Lukus Apple faces “mischief in relation to computer data” charge over 150,000 spam messages across 1,000 channels Photographer sues IGN over Pokémon GO Photo Suspect in deadly Kansas “swatting” hoax charged with manslaughter: An online dispute over Call of […]

News of the Week; January 10, 2018

GAMES Star Citizen devs file motion to dismiss Crytek lawsuit Star Citizen maker says engine suit “never should have been filed”: CIG accuses Crytek of selective and misleading reading of license agreement. Cloud Imperium Games responds to Crytek suit: Star Citizen studio calls CryEngine maker’s complaint misleading and scandalous, saying it “sacrifices legal sufficiency for loud publicity” […]

News of the Week; January 3, 2018

GAMES Call of Duty argument leads to fatal swatting – Report: Police kill 28-year-old Kansas man in response to bogus 911 call placed over a $1.50 wager match Alleged swatting hoax ends in the death of a father of two: The hoax was apparently sparked by a disagreement over a ‘Call of Duty’ game. “They […]

News of the Week; December 27, 2017

GAMES FCC issues final extension for video game CVAA accessibility waiver Founding member of Lizard Squad pleads guilty to cyber-crimes Apple now requires App Store games with loot boxes to list odds: Wednesday update to iOS rules also touches on VPN services, cryptocurrency apps. Guideline changes mean App Store devs must now reveal loot crate […]

News of the Week; December 20, 2017

GAMES Crytek sues Star Citizen developers: Alleges Cloud Imperium is still using CryEngine, but studio will “defend vigourously” against “meritless lawsuit” Crytek sues Star Citizen developers over game engine: Legal action is another distraction for the long-delayed project. NBA2K18 Is Removing User Made Content From The Game Over IP Infringement, Refuses Refunds To Anyone Who Bought It […]

News of the Week; December 13, 2017

GAMES Crytek sues Star Citizen devs for breach of contract The Force Is Weak With EA’s ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Game Loot boxes may not return to Star Wars: Battlefront II: Amid pushback, exec floats possibility that microtransactions could be gone for good. Opinion: This is the game industry’s last chance for lootbox self-regulation New Zealand says lootboxes […]