Category Archives: Legalities
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 23:04 BST
Four members of Lulzsec have earned the UK’s longest ever jail sentences for hacking.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 06:48 BST
While generously not slapping Let’s Play creators with takedowns, Nintendo has put in ID claims on clips of its games beyond a certain length – bracketing them with adds and pocketing the revenue.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 03:54 BST
A man believed to have been involved in a 2008 attack on the PlayStation Network has been given a year of house arrest.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 02:44 BST
Motiva has been unsuccessful in its bid to overturn a January decision ruling in Nintendo’s favour over contested Wiimote patents.
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 09:22 BST
Olympus Games CEO Skylar Kreisher has issued a statement addressing Garry’s Mod creator Garry Newman’s willingness to go to court over the question of who can use the term “GMOD”. The developer expressed regret that it has come to daggers drawn, swearing it had no intention to “attack” another developer and vowing only friendly intentions.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 07:10 BST
Sat, May 04, 2013 | 21:54 BST
After being taken offline in South Korea in July 2012, the PlayStation Store will be brought back online May 16. The store was taken offline due to a law in the country which forbids online services for asking those under 18 years old their name or age. Sony took the store offline to incorporate changes which would get the service in-line with the new law. Once it’s back up May 16, the store will be restricted to those 18 years of age and older. Minors will no longer be allowed to use the service, and a credit card will verify the registrants age with the store. Thanks, CVG.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 05:54 BST
Nyan Cat creator Christopher Orlando Torres has said he tried to reach an amicable resolution with 5th Cell and Warner Bros over the use of the meme in Scribblenauts Unlimited, but was “disrespected and snubbed”.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 05:32 BST
Gearbox Software and Sega have both issued dismissive statements regarding a class action lawsuit accusing the two companies of falsely advertising Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 22:37 BST
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 22:01 BST
Warner Bros. and 5th Cell are being sued by the creators of Internet memes Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat over copyright infringement.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 09:17 BST
Gearbox and Sega have been accused of false advertising in a class action lawsuit over Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 17:45 BST
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 02:14 BST
A district court has ruled EA Sports must face fraud claims suggesting the publisher failed to give the Madden NFL franchise’s original developer his fair share of profits.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 11:28 BST
The self-proclaimed leader of hacker group Lulszec has reportedly been arrested in Australia, and now faces up to ten years in prison for a string of hacking charges,
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 10:24 BST
THQ has filed Form 8-K with the SEC regarding the recent acquisitions during its Chapter 11 Section 363 auction reported earlier this week.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 01:23 BST
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 15:03 BST
Last week, in was announced that the EU Commission is to investigate the case for UK tax breaks and stated that “It is not clear whether the taxpayer should be subsidising this activity.” Now, the association for UK Interactive Entertainment has asked that UK developers provide evidence to help bolster the case.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 | 15:46 BST
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 06:28 BST