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Campo Santo's DMCA strike against PewDiePie accepted by YouTube

Felix Kjellberg believes Campo Santo's position wouldn't "hold up in court" and amounts to abuse of the DMCA system

By Matthew Handrahan

Campo Santo legally able to file DMCA against PewDiePie over racial slur

But court costs to enforce could be "well over six figures" so dangerous defence for indies and smaller studios

By James Batchelor

How to avoid getting screwed in a game publishing deal

Indies, don't be afraid to negotiate and realize your value, says games lawyer Zachary Strebeck

By Zachary Strebeck

FTC demands disclosure from influencers following TmarTn CS:GO scandal

Commission rules that influencers must "clearly and conspicuously" identify links to products and services

By James Batchelor

Nintendo "disagrees" with $10m lawsuit verdict

Texas jury rules that platform holder's best-selling Wii console infringes on iLife's patents

By James Batchelor

Atari sues over KitKat ad campaign

Company cites "plain and blatant" infringement in UK TV spot and social media ads recreating arcade classic Breakout with chocolate bars

By Brendan Sinclair

Discord clamps down on hate groups

Gaming chat and text app blocks alt-right server and bans users

By Will Freeman

Take-Two argues fair use in NBA 2K tattoo lawsuit

Eventual ruling may have an impact on ownership laws around the video game medium

By Will Freeman

Former footballer Edgar Davids wins lawsuit against Riot Games

Judge rules that League of Legends developer used Davids' likeness for Striker Lucian skin

By James Batchelor

Nintendo sued over alleged patent violation by Switch controllers

Wikipad creator Gamevice claims removable Joy-Cons violates its patents

By James Batchelor

Disney and Unity accused of collecting children's personal information

More alleged COPPA violations in the US as 42 Disney games included in lawsuit

By James Batchelor

Alleged misuse of children's data lands Subway Surfers studio in court

New York and California lawsuits filed against Sybo and Kiloo

By James Batchelor

EA and Take-Two say Trump administration is harming the games industry

“There is a constant shortage of qualified, high-skilled labour within our industry”

By James Batchelor

Rockstar sued by owners of Miss Cleo - Report

Psychic Readers Network claims GTA: Vice City character voiced by Miss Cleo actress infringed on rights to TV psychic persona

By Brendan Sinclair

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Beating the bootlegs

Harbottle & Lewis' Kostya Lobov offers advice on how to protect your rights as a developer - and avoid infringing on the rights of others

By James Batchelor

Pokemon Go Fest attendees sue Niantic

Class-action suit filed by fans seeking reimbursement of travel costs to disappointing Chicago event

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard shuts down legacy WoW server hours after launch

Four years of work on Burning Crusade server brought to an end within five hours of launch

By Matthew Handrahan

United States lifts laptop and electronics ban from Middle East flights

Developers and games firms from the region now able to bring the equipment they need into US

By James Batchelor

Location-based augmented reality games now protected by First Amendment

US judge rules it unconstitutional for laws to block where AR titles may be played

By James Batchelor

Australian industry laments "devastating" resignation of pro-game Senator

Scott Ludlam resigns over dual citizenship mistake, sending "shockwaves" through the developer community

By Matthew Handrahan

Copyright dispute sees River City Ransom: Underground temporarily pulled from Steam

Composer Alex Mauer claims Conatus Creative used her music without permission, Conatus say Mauer claims are false

By James Batchelor

Overwatch League vulnerable to MLB trademark dispute

Baseball organisation has until July 26th to submit opposition to Blizzard logo

By James Batchelor

The fanboys making the next Mario game

“I thought that this is impossible. I can't possibly write music for this game. I'm just not good enough”

By Christopher Dring

Pixelmon Minecraft mod shut down

The Pokémon Company's intervention signals the end for the popular mod

By Matthew Handrahan

"Games are the largest provider of critical thinking education in the world"

Improbable's Oliver Lewis and Nick Button-Brown want to unlock the potential of games as an antidote for "fake news, bias and extremism"

By Matthew Handrahan

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