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FCC votes to dismantle net neutrality

ESA "disappointed" as US governing body votes 3-2 to abandon rule preventing service providers from blocking traffic

By Brendan Sinclair

Crytek sues Star Citizen developers

Alleges Cloud Imperium is still using CryEngine, but studio will "defend vigourously" against "meritless lawsuit"

By James Batchelor

Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene calls for better IP protection in games

PUBG creator laments the lack of deterrents for copycats, says clones stifle innovation

By James Batchelor

Former employee sues Crytek Istanbul

Head of game operations laid off in October, still waiting on severance pay

By James Batchelor

Pushing the trolls back under the bridge

Dealing with abusive behaviour and trolling in games is an old problem, but rarely has the issue been so serious, or the responses so lacking, as in 2017

By Rob Fahey

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Licensing your IP, with Gary D Nissenbaum

Latest episode available now, discusses how to arrange merchandise deals and more

By James Batchelor

Microsoft sued over HoloLens patent infringement

Connecticut-based HoloTouch claims that HoloLens actually infringes two of its patents

By James Brightman

Gazillion faces surge of refund requests after Marvel Heroes closure news

Players frustrated after spending hundreds of dollars on in-game microtransactions

By James Batchelor

Humvee maker suing Activision over trademark infringement in Call of Duty

Automotive firm says series success came "only at the expense of AM General"

By James Batchelor

There will be no fast-track visas for the UK games industry

Polystream's Bruce Grove addresses a key misunderstanding about life after Brexit for most British studios

By Bruce Grove

Slot machine denies Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC trademark

US patent office suspends The Frozen Wilds DLC trademark for similarities to mobile game Frozen Wild

By Haydn Taylor

Does anyone own the Battle Royale genre?

Current law gives developers little more than "a headstart" over potential imitators, says Harbottle & Lewis' Kostyantyn Lobov

By Kostyantyn Lobov

Loot box petition will get a response from UK government

Call to adapt laws to include game mechanics that are "essentially gambling" attracts requisite 10,000 signatures

Ex-Naughty Dog dev levies sexual harassment allegation

Developer accuses studio of firing him after he spoke up; studio says it has no evidence he ever notified it of inappropriate conduct

By Brendan Sinclair

COPPA: A game developer's primer

"COPPA has many easy-to-miss trip wires," and Reed Smith's John P. Feldman and Wendell J. Bartnick are here to help

By John P. Feldman

Can developers control streamers?

Reed Smith partner Carolyn Pepper walks through the options available if studios wish to stop influencers covering their games

By Carolyn Pepper

Atlus US file DMCA takedown against Patreon-funded PS3 emulator

Team behind RPCS3 hold their ground with support from Patreon against pressure from Persona 5 developer

By Haydn Taylor

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

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

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