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News of the Week; July 30, 2014

GAMES 1. Rovio Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Young Star Toys & Gifts 2. Federal Judge Approves Settlements in NCAA Video Game Lawsuit 3. Sony to pay up to $17.75 million in 2011 PSN hacking settlement: PSN users get free games and PS Plus, ID theft victims get up to $2,500. 4. Report: EA Snuck SecuROM DRM in Free ‘The […]

News of the Week; July 23, 2014

GAMES 1. Manuel Noriega sues Activision over Call of Duty video game character: The former dictator is seeking lost profits and damages over the game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which featured his likeness 2. Philips Win Patent Infringement Suit Against Nintendo 3. Bungie pays Halo composer $95k over dismissal 4. Grand Theft Likeness: The Story of Lindsay […]

News of the Week; July 16, 2014

GAMES 1. Mastering the Game: Business and Legal Issues for Video Game Developers (Creative industries – No. 8 – WIPO) 2. In Re Nintendo of Am., Inc. 3. Warner Bros. Censorship of Greenpeace Lego Video Backfires 4. ‘MineORama’ Organizer Cancels Event at Last Minute After Selling $540K in Tickets 5. Minecraft: how a change to the rules is tearing the […]

News of the Week; July 9, 2014

GAMES  1. NCAA Video Game Settlement Payments Detailed 2. Lindsay Lohan sues makers of GTA V over look-alike complaints + Lindsay Lohan’s ‘GTA 5’ Lawsuit: ‘The Kindest Thing You Could Say Is It’s A Publicity Stunt’ 3. Hackers under fire for Mario Kart 8 Wii U modding 4. DRM not the way to fight piracy – Paradox 5. Report: Crytek UK […]

News of the Week; July 2, 2014

1. Oculus Portrays Accuser as Opportunist, in Lawsuit Over Virtual Reality Technology + Oculus: ZeniMax lawsuit is sour grapes over missed investment opportunity 2. The Future Is Now: Cheating In Online Games Leads To Arrests In Japan 3. First Defendant in 38 Studios Lawsuit Settles for $4.4 Million 4. Ubisoft Found ‘Not Guilty’ in DRM Infringement Case 5. Lindsay Lohan Sues […]