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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

Iranian government blocks access to Clash of Clans

An official committee backed restrictions based on fear that Supercell's game could incite tribal conflict

By Matthew Handrahan

Brianna Wu running for US Congress in 2018

Games developer and victim of hate campaign wants a place on technology subcommittee, plans to combat cyber-bullying and revenge porn

By James Batchelor

Overwatch comic locked in Russia due to “gay propaganda”

Latest comic not readable in Russia as Tracer character established as homosexual

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

The Sin of Mainstream Videogames

Games & Politics in 2016: The movers behind this year's resurgence of fascism cut their teeth radicalising young men in videogame communities

By Rob Fahey

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

Anti-tobacco group takes games to task

Truth Initiative calls for tobacco use to trigger an automatic M rating from ESRB and for devs to stop featuring it in games kids play

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision to donate $5 Call of Duty in-game purchase to veterans

100% of company's cut from Infinite Warfare IAP will go to Call of Duty Endowment

FIFA 17 under fire in Russia following EA's support of LGBTQ campaign

Custom rainbow kits have been met with calls for a ban among Russian MPs citing 2013 "gay propaganda law"

By Matthew Handrahan

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

Games industry should do more for charity - Harris

Democracy 3 developer hoping "to shame some bigger companies" by donating 12 days of sales to War Child

By Brendan Sinclair

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

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