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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

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

British Games Institute lays out Finance, Culture and Skills programmes

BGI needs £8 million a year for its plans, rising to as much as £12 million after three years

By Matthew Handrahan

Tackling mobile's "game cloning" issue

Riot Games is trying to prevent League of Legends being ripped off by a cloning outfit, but is there more that store operators could do to protect creators?

By Rob Fahey

Riot Games suing Chinese developer behind League of Legends clone

Lawsuit is reportedly the third time Shanghai Moonton has infringed Riot's IP

By James Batchelor

Making game development global again

Meet the Syrian and Iranian developers making an opportunity of Donald Trump's travel ban - with a little help from Unity

By Will Freeman

GaymerX Foundation attains certified non-profit status

Some donations are now be tax deductible, next GaymerX event will be held in NYC this November

Dion sues ZeniMax over Fallout 4 ad

Singer-songwriter upset by hit song "The Wanderer" appearing in "repugnant" ad without proper consent

By Brendan Sinclair

DCMS is now the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

"Digital" added to recognise the UK government's "significant new responsibilities"

Rockstar: GTA single-player mods are "generally" safe from legal action

Take-Two and Rockstar have agreed to focus on GTA Online mods, an updated version of OpenIV is now available

By Matthew Handrahan

German chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017

First time the country's leader will open long-running video games expo

By James Batchelor

Texas judge calls for an end to Oculus and ZeniMax's "big, hairy fight"

Injunction hearing started this week, with Zenimax asking for $500 million additional damages and a 20% cut of Oculus' revenue

By Matthew Handrahan

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