News of the Week

News of the Week: April 1, 2020

News of the Week: April 1, 2020

GAMES ‘NBA 2K’ Publisher Beats Copyright Suit Over LeBron James’ Tattoos: In a landmark decision on the tatto a federal judge rules that Take-Two’s depiction was de minimus and that an implied license was granted. Judge Swain: Depicting NBA Players’ Tattoos in Video Game Is “Fair Use” Court Manages To Get NBA2K Tattoo Copyright, Trademark […]

News of the Week; March 25, 2020

News of the Week; March 25, 2020

GAMES No Fun and Games: Blizzard Alleges Infringement by JoyFun Inc. High Fashion Invades Runeterra – Fascinating IP Issues in the Collaboration Between League of Legends and Louis Vuitton Nintendo presses Sony to remove Mario creations from Dreams: Sony confirms ongoing case-by-case purge of Nintendo IP from creation game Nintendo Gets ‘Dreams’ Mario Taken Down […]

News of the Week; March 18, 2020

News of the Week; March 18, 2020

GAMES The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rise in online gaming in the U.S. Gaming Usage Up 75 Percent Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Verizon Reports: Video streaming has also seen a bump, up 12 percent during peak usage hours. Crunching devs share the human cost of development at Naughty Dog Dreams dev testing the waters of letting […]

News of the Week; March 11, 2020

News of the Week; March 11, 2020

GAMES Take-Two: Another step in the High Court’s battle against cheating in video games Bold: Matthew Storman, Sans Lawyer, Counter Sues Nintendo For False Allegation Of Copyright Infringement Joy-Con drift lawsuit denied dismissal, but referred to arbitration: 18 plaintiffs have joined suit against Nintendo, claiming unfair and deceptive business practices Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift class […]

News of the Week; March 4, 2020

News of the Week; March 4, 2020

GAMES Plague Inc. pulled from Chinese App Store over ‘illegal’ content Pandemic simulation game Plague Inc. pulled from iOS App Store in China Statement on The Removal of Plague Inc. From the China App Store Plague Inc. pulled from Chinese App Store: Developer Ndemic Creations says outbreak simulation game removed because it “includes content that is illegal in […]

News of the Week; February 26, 2020

News of the Week; February 26, 2020

GAMES Crytek’s lawsuit against Star Citizen devs ends in settlement TIGA principles for protecting players are quietly radical | Opinion: UK trade group’s endorsement of common sense best practices shows good faith effort, puts peers to shame NHS’ gaming addiction clinic only needed by ‘a very small percentage’: Founder Dr Bowden-Jones hopes the numbers will remain lower […]

News of the Week; February 19, 2020

News of the Week; February 19, 2020

GAMES UK Court Finds GTA V Cheat Makers Guilty of Copyright Infringement Rockstar Joins Other Publishers In Misusing Copyright Law To Go After Cheat Developers For GTA5 GTA IV to return to Steam after cutting Games for Windows Live support GTA IV returns to Steam with Complete Edition next month: But transition from Games For Windows […]

News of the Week; February 12, 2020

News of the Week; February 12, 2020

GAMES Sweeney criticizes “customer adversarial” industry tactics: Epic CEO condemns privacy invasion, pay-to-win, and loot boxes, calls for companies to “divorce ourselves from politics” Epic’s Sweeney: Game companies should be platform agnostic, ‘divorce’ from politics Proposed Washington Gambling Law Changes Aimed at Keeping State Video Gaming Industry Around Mario Kart Just Added Vancouver As A […]

News of the Week; February 5, 2020

News of the Week; February 5, 2020

GAMES Nintendo switches it up with website blocking injunction FBI catches hacker that stole Nintendo’s secrets for years Appeals Court Tells Serial Litigant Runescape Didn’t Violate His Constitutional Rights By Muting His Account Federal court: Getting muted in RuneScape doesn’t violate your civil rights: Serial litigator in Pennsylvania loses latest appeal First ever UK Games […]

News of the Week; January 29, 2020

News of the Week; January 29, 2020

GAMES Japanese court ups punishment for unlicensed Mario Kart-themed go-karts: Maricar must change its name, pay out $458k instead of $92k to Nintendo Blizzard automatically owns any and all Warcraft 3: Reforged custom games Blizzard now claims full copyright for player-made “custom game” mods Warcraft 3 Reforged EULA gives Blizzard total ownership of all custom games: With […]