News of the Week; December 18, 2013

1. YouTube goes nuts flagging game-related content as violating copyright

2. Another Reason Why YouTube’s Video Game Copyright Crackdown Doesn’t Make Sense

3. YouTube copyright fiasco sparks INDmusic and TuneCore music claims

4. NSA’s virtual waste of time? Spying in ‘World of Warcraft’ is harder than you think

5. Playing video games could lead to life-threatening blood clots: Study

6. Smithsonian calls video games art, adds two to permanent collection

7. Big Huge Games Assets Sell for $320K

8. Microsoft launching original programming on Xbox in first half of 2014

9. 20 Contract Questions: how should I negotiate a contract? Gamer|Law

10. Defining 2013 in Games

11. Federal judge finds NSA phone spying likely unconstitutional

12. Judge Rules Against Collection of Phone Data by N.S.A.

13. NSA ruling fallout hits White House

14. NSA goes on 60 Minutes: the definitive facts behind CBS’s flawed report

15. Why Did 60 Minutes Let the Head of the NSA Fool Its Audience?

16. Surprise: White House’s Intelligence Review Task Force Suggestions Much More Than Just Cosmetic

17. President’s Review Board Says: Protect Thy Neighbor’s Privacy

18. Google Removes Vital Privacy Feature From Android, Claiming Its Release Was Accidental

19. Google Inc facing heat from Competition Bureau over alleged anti-competitive behaviour

20. Korean Court Rejects Samsung Lawsuit Against Apple

21. ‘Everything Is A Remix’ Takes On The iPhone [Video]

22. Microsoft and Apple group use ancient Nortel patents to sue Time Warner Cable, Cisco

23. For Bitcoin, Square Peg Meets Round Hole Under the Law

24. The Bitcoin Ideology

25. The ethics of crowdfunding

26. Watch your mark – navigating the prohibitions on immoral, scandalous and disparaging trademarks