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  • Blog Post: Court Overturns Nintendo’s $30.2 Million Copyright Infringement Penalty

    In 2013, Nintendo was found to have infringed on a patent owned by Tomita Technologies. The source of the conflict was the 3D display on the 3DS handhelds leading to a suit first filed in 2011 . Today, Nintendo has announced that a court has overturned a ruling that would have cost the company $30.2... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Rockstar Comments On $150 Million Lawsuit Accusing Benzies Of 'Conduct Issues'

    Update 2: Rockstar Games has issued what it says will be its only comment on the Leslie Benzies lawsuit. The company says that it attempted to work with the former Rockstar North president during and after his departure from the company to address issues it says are related to performance and conduct... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Issues Cease And Desist To Unauthorized WoW Vanilla Server

    Blizzard has reportedly fired a warning shot over a major unauthorized World of Warcraft server. The group running the Nostalrius “vanilla” server says its internet service provider has received cease and desist notices from the publisher’s United States- and France-based attorneys... More
  • Blog Post: EA Suffers Defeat As Supreme Court Declines First Amendment Hearing In Madden Likeness Case

    Just a few days after big news in the NCAA student-athlete likeness case , EA has suffered a defeat related to its other football game, Madden NFL. This time, it's a group of retired players nipping at the publisher's heels. In January 2015, the Ninth District court ruled that EA’s first... More
  • Blog Post: SEC Files Charges Against Rhode Island, Wells Fargo Over 38 Studios Collapse

    The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, which issued $75 million in bonds for Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios, is now facing federal charges. The organization and underwriter Wells Fargo have been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of defrauding investors. $50 million of those... More
  • Blog Post: Former California Senator Leland Yee Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

    Leland Yee, a former California state Senator and crusader against the video game industry, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Yee pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in July. Yee was brought up on corruption charges in a sweep that brought indictments against 29 individuals. He admitted... More
  • Blog Post: Apple: FBI Asked Us To Build A Backdoor To The iPhone

    Apple has publicly denied an alleged FBI request to build a “master key” into a new version of the iOS operating system. In an open letter posted on the company’s website this morning, CEO Tim Cook decries what he calls a “chilling” request by United States law enforcement... More
  • Blog Post: Claims Against Oculus For Breach Of Contract Allowed To Proceed In Court

    A lawsuit filed against Oculus in May 2015 will be allowed to continue, a U.S. District Court has determined. Judge William Alsup has ruled that a claim made against the VR company by Total Recall Technologies will be allowed to continue. Total Recall filed suit against Oculus for breach of contract... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Disc Scratching Case Heads To U.S. Supreme Court

    Way back when the Xbox 360 launched, a number of console owners found out the hard way about a quirk of the design. They weren’t happy about it, and now a resulting lawsuit has reached the highest court in the United States. The Xbox 360 is designed to sit vertically or horizontally. You just shouldn’t... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports Gives False Hope For NCAA Football Revival

    It's been a year and a half since the official NCAA Football Facebook page posted an update. Today, EA posted something that had fans excited for a split second. But, no, NCAA Football isn't coming back, at least not yet. The post features a short video of a heartbeat. Fans hoped that meant the... More
  • Blog Post: Hideo Kojima Legally Prohibited From Attending The Game Awards

    The biggest surprise of The Game Awards 2015 wasn't an award or reveal. It was Geoff Keighley standing up for Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won the award for best action/adventure game tonight. Accepting on behalf of Hideo Kojima was Big Boss voice actor Kiefer... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Responds To Accusations That PS4 Is Communication Tool For Terrorism

    Last week, days before a horrific terrorist attack in Paris that shook the world, Belgium’s deputy prime minister Jan Jambon raised concerns about PlayStation Network. Specifically, Jambon (who also serves as the country’s minister of Security and Home Affairs) identified intense encryption... More
  • Blog Post: MLB Taking A Legal Swing At Fallout 4 Modder

    Fallout 4's Commonwealth isn't a perfect recreation of Boston (nor is it meant to be), but it is most definitely Bean Town. The map even includes Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, but none of that team's iconic imagery. Modder Richie Branson decided he was going to fix that. Via a... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Settles Overwatch Trademark Suit With Paintball App Maker

    In January, we reported that Blizzard’s arena shooter Overwatch might be due a name change as a result of a legal entanglement . That suit is now settled, and Blizzard should be in the clear to proceed without problem. The problem resulted from a trademark filed by Innovis Labs for a mobile phone... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] More Documents Emerge In Pokémon Company's Suit Against Party Planner For Infringement

    Update #2: Ramar Larkin Jones has provided additional documentation supporting his claim that a settlement was proposed by The Pokémon Company. The terms include a permanent injunction and payment of attorney and filing fees. A letter allegedly sent by The Pokémon Company's attorneys... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Machinima Agrees To 20-Year FTC Oversight In Settlement Over Deceptive Practices

    Update #2: Following news this morning that the FTC was pursuing action against Machinima for deceptive practices related to an ad campaign for Microsoft, the company has agreed to settlement terms. The agreement includes codifying Machinima’s responsibility for influencers in its network to properly... More
  • Blog Post: Check Your Email - Sony Vita False Advertising Settlements Arriving

    If you were eligible for a settlement in the successful FTC action against Sony over Vita advertising, check your email. You should be receiving information on how to redeem your compensation. The FTC pursued Sony over false advertising related to the Vita’s remote play feature and online play... More
  • Blog Post: State Of Washington Victorious In Suit Against Deadbeat Kickstarter Manager

    Last year, the State of Washington initiated the first government suit against a Kickstarter project manager . The state claimed that Altius Management perpetrated “unfair or deceptive acts of trade or commerce” with regard to its stylish Asylum Playing Cards campaign. Rewards and products... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox, 3D Realms, And Interceptor Settle Duke Nukem Lawsuit

    Duke Nukem hasn’t made positive news in quite some time. Today, that changes. Gearbox, 3D Realms, and Interceptor Entertainment have all agreed to end ongoing litigation over the ownership of the property. This follows news in May that the parties had come to an understanding via mediation. Each... More
  • Blog Post: Zenimax’s Suit Against Oculus Over Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets Allowed To Continue

    The first chapter of Zenimax’s suit against Oculus for misappropriation of proprietary technology has closed. The case was filed in May 2014, and the courts have this week denied Oculus’ attempt to have it dismissed. Zenimax alleges that John Carmack and Oculus have benefitted from the misappropriation... More
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