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37 Maximum sentence for internet trolls raised to 2 years in the UK

12 days ago Proposed legislation now in effect, quadruples the previous maximum sentence

Rovio awarded $2.7 million in copyright case

19 days ago Toy Amazon Corporation ordered to pay up after failing to attend the court hearing

1 FTC approves Sony PS Vita settlement

20 days ago Early adopters to receive $25 cash or up to $100 in games as amends for deceptive advertising

3 Sony's US Bloodborne trademark expired on launch day

A month ago Corporation files for extension after mix-up

8 Lilith Games suing uCool over cloning

A month ago Says Heroes Charge is "identical to Soul Clash"

Twitter tweaks harassment reporting

A month ago Victims of abuse can now be sent email summaries to aid law enforcement efforts

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4 Taking the fear out of contracts

A month ago Adriaan de Jongh had to understand legalese before he could create a tool to help devs eliminate it; he just didn't expect to enjoy it so much

6 Facebook to stand trial over virtual currency

A month ago October court date set by California judge over unauthorised payments made by children

4 Dealing with harassment

A month ago Zoe Quinn, Elizabeth Sampat, Donna Prior, and Neha Nair give advice based on their own experiences

3 FCC sets net neutrality rules

A month ago US regulators reclassify broadband as a telecom service, prohibiting blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization practices

20 Bethesda triggers trademark dispute over Fortress Fallout

2 months ago "Essentially, we're being strong-armed into having to change our name" - BluBlox Games

China hits Qualcomm with record $975m antitrust fine

2 months ago Chip-maker won't contest the fine, but admits "disappointment" at the result

16 Streamer 'Swatted' mid-broadcast after being doxxed

2 months ago Police raid house of Joshua Peters, aim rifles at 10-year old brother

1 Left Behind Games revenue scheme hits $6 million in charges

2 months ago Ronald Zaucha fined $2.6 million for his role in a plan to inflate the Christian developer's revenue by 1300 per cent

2 PSN hack settlement process begins

3 months ago Customers whose information was stolen in 2011 can make a claim for a downloadable PS3 or PSP game

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Europe's data protection laws are changing, are you prepared?

3 months ago Harbottle & Lewis' Nic Murfett examines the ramifications of forthcoming legislation

1 British teen arrested in connection with PSN and Live hacks

3 months ago Apprehension of 18 year-old described as "significant" by police

1 Hotline Miami denied classification in Australia

3 months ago A sequence of implied sexual assault is at the core of the problem

1 Blizzard's Overwatch hits trademark snag

3 months ago Paintballing app and gun mount poses a problem for upcoming team shooter

Retired NFL player suit against EA proceeds

3 months ago Appeals court rules complaint over use of former players' likenesses in Madden can go forward

Lizard Squad hacker arrested

3 months ago Member of group claiming responsibility for PSN, Xbox Live downtime arrested for unrelated cyber-fraud

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2 "It's a hard time for Ukraine, but a good time to be a proud Ukrainian"

4 months ago GSC Gameworld re-opens for business, and comes out shooting

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31 Acceptable censorship?

Opinion 4 months ago Why are people so outraged about retailers pulling Grand Theft Auto V when the industry condones far more damaging censorship as a matter of routine?

22 Peter Moore calls out Twitter for permitting harassment

4 months ago EA exec calls bans "nonsense" after receiving repeated abuse from same user

Nintendo and Philips settle patent dispute

4 months ago Four lawsuits over two years finally put to bed

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