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How to handle a data hack

In light of some recent high profile hacks, Cyber security and data privacy lawyer Stefano Debolini from the games legal firm Sheridans explains what you need to be aware of if it happens to you and how you can avoid it.

By Stefano Debolini

Details emerge of Playdead split

Dispute between founders lead to payout of €7.2m for departing Dino Patti

By Dan Pearson

Facebook could invest another $3 billion in VR over the next decade

ZeniMax vs. Oculus trial reveals Mark Zuckerberg's shifting expectations: "These things end up being more complex than you think up front"

By Matthew Handrahan

Oculus VR destroyed evidence regarding Rift's creation, ZeniMax claims

"ZeniMax and id Software are the visionary developers of breakthrough VR technology"

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft, Epic sued over Gears of War character

Former football player and pro wrestler claims his likeness, voice were stolen for Cole Train

By Brendan Sinclair

Oculus VR condemns "wasteful litigation" as ZeniMax lawsuit begins

A Dallas court heard the opening statements yesterday, trial is expected to last three weeks

By Matthew Handrahan

Frontier suing Atari over RollerCoaster Tycoon royalties

Cambridge-based developer claims it is owed $2.2m, has attempted to resolve situation without legal action

By James Batchelor

Wicked leaks: what legal weaponry is available to fight game launch hacks?

Stevens & Bolton's Grace McNulty-Brown advises devs on how to protect their project's secrets ahead of release - and what to do if leaks do occur

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Ex-Crytek dev crowdfunding legal fees to sue for unpaid salaries

Former FX artists claims he has not been paid since September, pay troubles began in May

By James Batchelor

How to get your US patent approved faster

IP law expert Bruce Itchkawitz details how games developers can use expediting channels to increase their chance of success at the USPTO

By Bruce Itchkawitz

Ubisoft says AMF claims "unjustified, unfounded and illegal"

UPDATE: Ubisoft has decided to appeal the French AMF's decision to sanction its team members

By James Batchelor

China forces devs to reveal loot box drop rates in game

Players must be aware of the percentages behind random prizes, says new law

By Dan Pearson

DoomRL creator says ZeniMax threatened legal action

Creator of Doom-inspired rogue-like told to remove trademark-infringing content from site

By Brendan Sinclair

Nolan North: "Their performance matters more than mine"

Veteran performer praises Naughty Dog's developers at the Game Awards, contradicting SAG-AFTRA's strike position

By Matthew Handrahan

tinyBuild accuses N-Dream, iLogos of ripping off SpeedRunners

In responses to takedown request N-Dream appears to blame iLogos, the studio it allegedly contracted for Runorama

By James Batchelor

FIFA coin hacker convicted of wire fraud

California man found guilty of defrauding EA of $16 million for hack that amassed huge amount of in-game currency

Amazon ordered to issue refunds for children's IAP

The e-tailer will set up a year-long process to reimburse parents for in-app purchases their children made without permission

By James Brightman

Targeted companies call for SAG-AFTRA voice actors strike to end

Website shows counter-proposals firms believe satisfies union's demands, claims members were not informed

By James Batchelor

SAG-AFTRA strike draws more than 250 to EA offices

"We are willing to stay out as long as it takes." union says, with more actions against target companies promised

By Matthew Handrahan

Peak Games suing Hasbro for game cloning

Turkish developer claims new My Little Pony title is derived from its own Toy Blast

By James Batchelor

"This is a war on the middle class"

Prominent VO artist Jennifer Hale says SAG-AFTRA strike is against "giant corporations" rather than "new and smaller developers"

By Matthew Handrahan

SAG-AFTRA now on strike against EA, Activision, Warner Bros., more

Final negotiations stalled on pay, picket line will form outside EA's offices on Monday October 24

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve pushes back against Washington State skin gambling claims

"As we have explained on multiple occasions, Valve is not engaged in gambling or the promotion of gambling, and we do not 'facilitate gambling'"

By Matthew Handrahan

Game companies say SAG-AFTRA strike would harm its own members

Law firm representing the industry says the union's members work on less than 25% of games made

By Matthew Handrahan

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