News of the Week; January 8, 2013

1. Nintendo must pay percentage of 3DS sales to infringed patent holder

2. The violent game debate is over

3. Lanza’s Violent Video Game Play Overblown

4. Are the Xbox and unleaded gas helping keep you safe from violent crime?

5. Penny Arcade’s Gabe Apologises For Being A “Bully”

6. Online Gaming Is South Korea’s Most Popular Drug

7. Happy pirates, wider audience: Why making sure a pirated game works is good business

8. Zynga Links Up With BitPay For A Bitcoin Payment Test In FarmVille 2, CityVille And Other Web Games

9. Blizzard Makes Changes to Default Parental Control Settings Related to ‘Buying Things’

10. 3DS Users Create Region Locking Work Around

11. PS4 to “win” console wars – Analyst

12. Chinese gaming market tops $13 billion

13. China Cracks Open the Door for Video Game Consoles, but Doubts Abound

14. U.S. Patent No. 7,697,015: storage medium and game device storing image generating program

15. U.S. Patent No. 7,695,368: Game program, game device, and game method

16. Idea vs. Expression – What is protected under copyright law?

17. Multiple gaming platforms hit with apparent DDoS attacks

18. The top four tech legal cases to watch in 2014

19. Technology and the Law in 2014: 14 Questions in Need of Answers

20. Studios win again in fight over user content: “safe harbors” not so safe, websites find

21. Apple Calls NSA a ‘Malicious Hacker’

22. ACLU Files Appeal in Case Against NSA

23. French Telco Orange Plans To Sue The NSA For Tapping Its Undersea Cables

24. How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet

25. Losing Aaron

26. How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

27. Listen to Pandora, and It Listens Back

28. Peering into the future: Google Glass and the law

29. Why movie studios happily violate journalists’ copyright