News of the Week; January 20, 2021

GAMES CD Projekt faces a second class-action lawsuit over Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt Red exec disputes Cyberpunk 2077 demo were “almost entirely fake” CD Projekt vows ‘vigorous’ defense as investors launch second Cyberpunk class action Inside Cyberpunk 2077’s Disastrous Rollout Epic Games takes legal action against Apple and Google in UK Epic submits claims against Google and […]

News of the Week; January 13, 2021

GAMES ESA suspends political contributions after assault on U.S. Capitol ESA PAC to pause political contributions following insurrection at US Capitol Twitch suspends Trump account following insurrection at US Capitol Updated: Twitch, Discord suspend Trump-related accounts after Capitol assault Twitch removes popular emote after pro player’s support for Capitol Hill mob Twitch pulls Pogchamp emote […]

News of the Week; January 6, 2021

GAMES The Sinking City returns to stores as legal dispute over publishing rights continues CD Projekt gearing up for ‘vigorous action’ against investor lawsuit Apple removes 39,000 games from the App Store in China Apple removes 39,000 games from China store in biggest single-day takedown Microsoft calls for Xbox drift lawsuit to be handled by arbitration […]

News of the Week; December 30, 2020

GAMES CD Projekt Red investors sue company over Cyberpunk 2077 debacle Apple reportedly warns devs of more app takedowns in Chinese App Store What makes for a good game publishing contract? Nier: Automata surpasses 5 million shipped Steam’s end of year bonanza gets ‘experimental’ Blackstone makes big investment in mobile ad firm Liftoff Parents Who Gift Quest 2 […]

News of the Week; December 23, 2020

GAMES Games Are Now Making More Than Movies And Sports Combined: Gaming sales are up to almost $180 billion per year. presents… The Year in Numbers 2020 Digital gaming just had its best revenue month ever in November 31% of young UK gamers struggle to track spending on loot boxes: New report from Gambling […]

News of the Week; December 16, 2020

GAMES Nintendo Hates You: DMCA Takedowns Of Game Music Continue While Nintendo Offers No Legit Way To Listen Germany Opens Legal Action Against Facebook Account Requirement for Oculus Headsets GOG backtracks on Devotion re-launch hours after it was announced The Strong Museum now includes decades of files from the LGBTQ Game Archive Copyright law is bricking your […]

News of the Week; December 9, 2020

GAMES Activision lawsuit accuses Netflix of poaching CFO  Activision sues Netflix for poaching former CFO: Suit alleges Netflix incited Spencer Neumann to break his contract to become CFO of Netflix Consumer rights groups launch joint investigation into Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift Nintendo Plays ‘Control Inception’, Cancelling Splatoon Broadcast After Teams Protest Canceling Smash Bros. Tourney […]

News of the Week; December 2, 2020

GAMES Twin Galaxies attacks Billy Mitchell as a fraud in new legal claims Nicalis issues DMCA against free Cave Story games Subverse developer under fire for partnering with racist YouTuber Arch Supercell cancels Hay Day Pop Supercell shutting down Hay Day Pop after less than a year  ‘As abstract as killing people in a video game,’ doctor […]

Video Games as a Content Creation Tool

Hello fellow gamers, On Dec 02, Chris and I will be presenting on the use of video games in creating videos and streams in various ways. The scope of my part will be on gameplay videos such as let’s play videos or video guides for games and gameplay streaming, the legal implications for such activities, […]

Cyberpunk Solutions to DMCA

Hi everyone! My term paper for video game law is focused on the use of music – both licensed and original – in games, and the copyright regime and DMCA takedown process involved in the sharing and streaming of games online. In researching this, I came across an interesting approach to DMCA strikes taken by […]