News of the Week; September 9, 2020

News of the Week; September 9, 2020

GAMES Apple is now seeking damages from Epic Games over breach of contract Apple goes on offensive in Epic Games lawsuit: Apple’s official login system will work with Fortnite “indefinitely” but users are encouraged to update Epic accounts Apple pauses plans to end ‘Sign In with Apple’ support for Epic Games accounts Apple says Epic’s Fortnite payment […]

Class 1 – 9/9/20; “Introduction”

Class 1 – 9/9/20; “Introduction”

Slides  and video from our first class below. Reminder of to-do’s are in there of course as is one more slide with a bit more info on MS Teams. Jon

Welcome to the 2020 Video Game Law Cohort

Welcome to the 2020 Video Game Law Cohort

Thanks for coming in this most unusual year. It all may seem fitting given that video game law often appears to be a most unusual subject. But perhaps what’s most unusual about video games is how usual  they have in fact become in our lives and across our devices. All the more so during COVID…check […]

News of the Week; September 2, 2020

News of the Week; September 2, 2020

GAMES Want to Write a Story About Tardigrades in Space? Make It So!–Abdin v. CBS (Eric Goldman) Abdin v. CBS (USCA 2nd Cir., August 17, 2020) Bugs in Space? Star Trek Plotline Does Not Infringe Tardigrade Video Game Gaming emote litigation: plaintiffs test different causes of action as battle ensues over Fortnite emotes Atlanta Rapper […]

News of the Week; August 26, 2020

News of the Week; August 26, 2020

GAMES On Appeal, ‘Star Trek Discovery’ Still Doesn’t Infringe On Video Game’s Copyright Judge issues restraining order protecting Unreal Engine development on iOS Temporary restraining order will protect Unreal Engine on Apple platforms Epic wins restraining order against Apple but Fortnite remains blocked: Judge says Epic has yet to demonstrate antitrust, but agrees that “serious […]

News of the Week; August 19, 2020

News of the Week; August 19, 2020

GAMES FTC Issues Staff Perspective on Video Game Loot Boxes FTC Staff Issue Perspective Paper on Video Game Loot Boxes Workshop FTC Video Game Loot Box Workshop (Staff Perspective) ‘Fortnite’ Battles Big Tech: Why Epic Games Is Suing Apple, Google Over Their App Store ‘Monopolies’ Epic Games v. Apple Inc. (Complaint for Injunctive Relief, August […]

News of the Week; August 12, 2020

News of the Week; August 12, 2020

GAMES Aeon Must Die dev Limestone Games faces accusations of “endless crunch” and IP theft: Publisher Focus Home Interactive is “carefully looking into” allegations Goldeneye 64 remake shut down by James Bond licence holders: Developers will now redesign upcoming ’90s-style shooter as Project Ianus Ubisoft Loses Appeal and Patent Related to “Rocksmith” is Invalidated UK […]

News of the Week; August 5, 2020

News of the Week; August 5, 2020

GAMES Bot M8 LLC Asserts Sony’s PlayStation 4 “Uncharted” Game Infringes Its Patent, but Court Finds Bot M8’s Patent Invalid Little Consolation for Hyperkin as Atari Litigation Games Continue Congress defeats bill to block US military from recruiting via Twitch: US Navy and Army have stated they will continue to stream on popular games site […]

News of the Week; July 29, 2020

News of the Week; July 29, 2020

GAMES Loot boxes should be a consumer protection matter not a gambling one, says EU report: EU lacks authority to regulate gambling across member states but could tackle “problematic design features” from a different perspective Nintendo Suffers Another Substantial Leak As Mountains Of Source Code Hit The Web Huge apparent leak unearths Nintendo’s prototype history […]

News of the Week; July 22, 2020

News of the Week; July 22, 2020

GAMES Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has two leads because Ubisoft execs believed women don’t sell: Both Syndicate and Origins also originally featured women leads more prominently Ubisoft fires PR director over harassment allegations: Stone Chin denies allegation of sexual assault, claims it was not linked to Ubisoft’s decision to terminate his employment French union preparing collective […]