Disgraced politician Leland Yee gets five years in prison

"Haunted" former senator who crusaded against the games industry found guilty of corruption

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple opposes FBI order to build iOS "backdoor"

Manufacturer says move would "undermine...freedoms and liberty"

By Dan Pearson

ESA mourns Scalia

Industry trade group remarks on passing of Supreme Court Justice who wrote majority opinion in 2011 game legislation case

By Brendan Sinclair

Just Cause 3 prompts despair among Chinese pirates

UPDATE: 3DM group is taking a break from cracking single-player games to see if legal sales improve

By Matthew Handrahan

Take-Two sued over 2K16 tattoos

Solid Oak Sketches seeking damages over eight copyrighted designs

By Matthew Handrahan

Ubisoft and EA tussle over Ghost trademark

EA wants it, Ubi cites its Ghost Recon franchise in opposition

By Rachel Weber

Sony fails to secure "Let's Play" trademark

UPDATE: USPTO agrees phrase is common industry term

By Rachel Weber

EA struggles to secure Unravel trademark

Board game Beary's Unravel Game causing issues

By Rachel Weber

Activision sued for portraying Angolan rebel as murderous "halfwit"

Family of Jonas Savimbi object to his depiction in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

By Rachel Weber

Fake Minecraft sequel pulled from App Store

Unofficial $11 app reached as high as fourth on paid gaming chart before being removed from sale

By Brendan Sinclair

Ember settles Machine Zone copycat suit with an apology

Empire Z developer admits to re-using elements of Game of War: Fire Age

By Matthew Handrahan

Lumos Labs to pay $2m Deceptive Advertising settlement

“Lumosity preyed on consumers' fears about age-related cognitive decline"

By Chris Buckley

Nintendo wins Mii patent suit

Judge invalidates RecogniCorp patent on storing police sketch-artist data, bringing closure to suit filed over virtual avatar system

By Brendan Sinclair

FTC announces settlements with LAI Systems and Retro Dreamer

Devs will pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties for violating COPPA

By Rachel Weber

Publishers sued over fantasy sports patents

EA, Activision, Zynga, Take-Two, Konami among targets of suits over games based on real-time events and TV shows

By Brendan Sinclair

Goodgame Studios denies allegations of unfair dismissal

German trade union claims 28 employees were fired to prevent election of a workers' council

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo wins another patent case against Wii U, 3DS

California federal court rules that Nintendo's hardware does not infringe

By James Brightman

GTA 5 modders say Take-Two sent PIs to their doors

Devs on two different multiplayer mods describe intimidation tactic used to shut them down

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard and Innovis settle Overwatch suit

Paintball app creator drops lawsuit against developer after months-long legal dispute

By Brendan Sinclair

US approves DRM circumvention on abandoned games

DMCA exemption allows players to bypass server authentication after servers are turned off; proposed exemption for jailbreaking consoles denied

By Brendan Sinclair

12 arrested in eSports match fixing scandal - Report

Korean investigators find five StarCraft 2 matches fixed; two money men behind scheme have ties to organized crime

By Brendan Sinclair

SAG-AFTRA now has the authority to strike

More than 95 per cent of union's voting members voted yes in the referendum, negotiations to re-open

By Matthew Handrahan

The Escapist faces possible legal action over Star Citizen exposť

Cloud Imperium has denied accusations of mishandling funds and workplace discrimination, claims unethical journalistic practice

By Matthew Handrahan

Fan turns to the crowd for Pokemon PAX party settlement

The Pokemon Company wants $4,000 to drop the lawsuit over a cancelled fan party at PAX Prime

By Matthew Handrahan

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