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What game creators need to know about protecting their brands

Law firm Lewis Silkin dissects a recent kart racing suit filed by Nintendo and offers advice for game companies

By Oliver Watson and Oliver Fairhurst

Australian senator urges censors to "leave gamers alone"

Denying Outlast 2 a certificate sends a message of "censorship, disapproval and discouragement"

By Matthew Handrahan

The sorry saga of the crowdfunded Sinclair Vega+ console

Dan Whitehead looks at a campaign 6 months behind schedule

By Dan Whitehead

Unlicensed eSports gambling sites are "parasites feeding off popular video games"

UK Gambling Commission's official paper gets tough on rise of skin gambling in eSports

By Matthew Handrahan

Blizzard files for $8.5m in damages from Bossland

Motion for default judgement filed after German cheatbot company failed to comply with court's request for response

By Matthew Handrahan

Outlast 2 refused classification in Australia

The demo to Red Barrels' sequel was granted R18+ certificate, but the full game will not be released in its submitted form

Oculus VR breach of contract suit dismissed

Total Recall Technologies' charges against Palmer Luckey thrown out by Californian court

By Matthew Handrahan

John Carmack sues ZeniMax for $22.5m from id Software deal

Oculus CTO alleges "sour grapes" as ZeniMax refuses to pay due to the findings of its Oculus VR lawsuit

By Matthew Handrahan

Games Industry Law Summit sets legal challenge

Submit your brief to win cash, tickets and bragging rights

China will ban new Korean games from being published - report

Controversial THAAD missile system has sparked a crackdown on Korean products of many kinds

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo claims victory in Canadian case over mods

3DS maker lauds $12.76 million judgment against Waterloo-based distributor of mod chips and flash carts

By Brendan Sinclair

Riot Games wins $10 million in LeagueSharp suit

League of Legends cheat service is now under Riot's control

By Matthew Handrahan

ZeniMax files for injunction over Oculus code

If granted, it would apply to games on sale for Oculus Rift and Gear VR

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch thieves fired after launch units appear online

Employees of US distributor under investigation for stealing forthcoming Nintendo console

By James Batchelor

New York High Court to hear Lindsay Lohan appeal against GTA V ruling

Actress accuses Rockstar of using her likeness in the game, but the lawsuit was dismissed last year

Unity takes stand against Trumpian immigration ban

Flying affected devs to Amsterdam Unite for free and matching charitable donations

By Dan Pearson

YouTuber behind FIFA gambling site avoids jail time

Craig "Nepenthez" Douglas and Dylan Rigby plead guilty, are ordered to pay a total of 265,000 in prosecution costs and fines

By Brendan Sinclair

Biometrics, Gaming & Privacy Laws

Facial scanning features can help put players in the game, but they can also put game makers in court if they aren't implemented carefully

By Gretchen Ramos and Zerina Curevac

Tech and gaming giants challenge Trump's immigration order

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, among 97 companies filing amicus brief over recent ban, say new rules already hurting US businesses

By Brendan Sinclair

SNJV takes issue with Steam investigation

French trade group says geo-blocking tactics used in contravention of EU rules are intended to thwart key resellers

By Brendan Sinclair

John Carmack refutes "misdirection" of ZeniMax lawyers

The Oculus chief technology officer has taken to Facebook to complain about the $500 million verdict [UPDATE: ZeniMax responds]

By James Brightman

Oculus verdict: Judge awards ZeniMax $500 million

Facebook owned VR company did not misappropriate trade secrets as ZeniMax alleged, however [UPDATE: Oculus & ZeniMax both respond]

By James Brightman

“Immigration ban will harm us as a company” - Insomniac

Ratchet and Clank and Spider-Man maker joins chorus of game developers condemning executive order

By Christopher Dring

Leslie Benzies incorporates five new studios amid Rockstar legal dispute

Former GTA developer also trademarks potential title Time For A New World under Royal Circus Games

By James Batchelor

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