Category Archives: Legalities
Thu, Sep 05, 2013 | 02:37 BST
Sony has paid out £4,600 to an intern who sued for compensation for work performed in Killzone: Mercenary developer Guerrilla Cambridge’s QA department.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 02:44 GMT
A judge has given the go ahead on a lawsuit accusing Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios of “fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, racketeering and conspiracy” as well as misleading Rhode Island’s economic development agency can go ahead.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 | 08:58 BST
Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two has issued a statement following fresh claims surrounding the link between games and violent acts. It comes as the shooting of an 87-year-old Louisiana at the hands of an eight-year-old was pinned on GTA 4.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 | 22:34 BST
So this guy, Joquin Baldwin, has been making 3D-printed figures based on Final Fantasy VII characters, called them by name, and sold them on the Shapeways marketplace. These figures are pretty cool looking, and lots of folks bought them. Then, CNET says, Square Enix found out about the operation and sent Shapeways a takedown notice on figures as their sale represented a very obvious copyright violation since Baldwin didn’t get permission from the publisher. Pic below.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 | 14:03 BST
Nintendo has been ordered to pay ex-Sony engineer Seijiro Tomita $15 million in compensation for use of his 3D imaging patent in 3DS consoles.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 | 22:14 BST
A US federal judge in New Jersey has denied GameStop’s motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against it by customers claiming the chain violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
Wed, Aug 07, 2013 | 20:48 BST
Nintendo has filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida against the owner of the website HackYourConsole for “blatantly promoting and selling” unauthorized Nintendo games along with “devices and services that circumvent the security,” in DS and Wii.
Wed, Aug 07, 2013 | 10:17 BST
Grand Theft Auto 5 publisher Take-Two is looking to claim the domain name ‘GTAV.com’ from its current registered user in Spain.
Sun, Aug 04, 2013 | 23:22 BST
Activision Blizzard shareholder Todd Miller has filed a legal complaint against the company and its current parent, Vivendi, to stop Activision and an investment group headed by CEO Bobby Kotick and Brian Kelly from buying back stock in the firm.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 | 20:52 BST
The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that EA cannot use the First Amendment as a defense to justify using student-athletes likenesses in video games without their permission.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 | 02:04 BST
EA has asked a judge to dismiss the latest complain in an ongoing lawsuit over the use of NCAA players’ likenesses.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 | 15:05 BST
SuperDaE, the Australian who allegedly leaked Xbox One details and tried to sell a supposed Durango dev kit on eBay is reportedly unwilling to unlock his laptop for the police.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 | 05:06 BST
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 | 15:04 BST
Dmitry ‘ddd1ms’ Smilianets, former owner of Counter-Strike, Dota 2 and League of Legends pro team Moscow 5 has been charged in connection with a hacking network said to have made off with some 160 million bank card numbers and hundreds of millions in stolen dollars.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 | 01:55 BST
A jury has ruled in favour of original Madden programmer Robin Antonick, awarding him $11 million in damages in a suit against EA Sports.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | 17:22 BST
EA Sports has extended its deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company which handles trademark licensing and marketing services for universities.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | 03:15 BST
The NCAA’s decision not to renew EA Sports’ football license is related to an ongoing suit over the alleged misuse of player likenesses, according to the attorney leading the litigation.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 | 22:06 BST
The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that Viacom must pay Harmonix bonus payments owed to the tune of $299 million.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 | 04:14 BST
Bloomberg is reporting that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath has approved of THQ’s liquidation plan, which involves using the $72 million they made from the sale of their assets, like the studio Volition and game Metro: Last Light, at auction earlier this year to pay a portion of what they owe to creditors, which is way more than that amount.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 | 03:47 BST
Despite the fact that gun debates within the US government basically don’t happen while it took the Supreme Court to decide that the creation of video games is protected by the freedom of expression, the Entertainment Software Association managed to beat the National Rifle Association in lobbying bills last year, $4.8 million to $3 million, notes GamesIndustry International. The why of this is inside.