Category Archives: Legalities
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
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 17:22 BST
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 00:28 BST
SouthPeak Interactive has been successful in an appeal on its long-running lawsuit with TimeGate Studios, leaving the Section 8 developer facing heavy damages.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 13:22 BST
The Office of Fair Trading has published a public survey into the use of in-app purchases in a bid to determine whether or not they cross lines into unlawful activity.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 09:57 BST
The United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of California has extended a law suit levied at EA Sports surrounding its NFL, NCAA, and AFL licenses, amid claims that the company breached antitrust laws, along with California consumer protection laws.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 01:39 BST
The UK’s Office of Fair Trading is looking into whether some free-to-play games may cross the line into unlawful activity, and has contacted developers and publishers to issue warnings.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 09:12 BST
LulzSec hacker Ryan Ackroyd has pleaded guilty to contributing to attacks made on Sony and Nintendo websites in 2011. The 26-year-old will be sentenced along with three other guilty parties on May 14.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 00:17 BST
A number of game developers and publishers have incurred the wrath of the notoriously litigious Lodsys. ArsTechnica, which describes the company as a “patent troll”, reports Lodsys has recently filed a fresh wave of lawsuits against mobile developers Gameloft, Backflip Studios, Gamevil, Jirbo, MobileAge, PocketGems, Sunstorm Interactive, TMSoft, TLA Systems and Disney – in the last case taking particular issue with the popular Where’s My Water? – all over a patent for in-app purchases. The EFF and Apple have both tried to stop Lodsys’s constant lawsuits but it continues to targets companies of all shapes and sizes.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 03:17 BST
One Zynga shareholder and former employee has filed suit against the social publisher, claiming lower-level staff and general investors were blocked form selling stock while executives made a packet doing just that.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 06:04 BST
Fox and Microsoft have signed a coexistence agreement regarding their rival claims to the Killer Instinct trademark. Under the terms of the agreement, as uploaded by NeoGAF users, Fox promises not to raise objections to Microsoft’s trademarking of or use of the phrase. Presumably this means the TV show that started the drama won’t be renewed any time soon – but oh, harro, what’s this jaw-dropping Kinect title in the works at Rare?
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 07:43 BST
The state of Rhode Island claims Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios deliberately misled its major creditor in securing a $50 million loan.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 05:21 BST
All Australian states and territories have signed off on seven recommendations for classification reform harvested from the 2012 National Classification Scheme Review.