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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

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

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