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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

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

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

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

Pixelmon Minecraft mod shut down

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

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

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

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

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

Take-Two pulls two GTA Online mods amidst OpenIV fallout

Force Hax and Menyoo withdrawn, but OpenIV's community is fighting back against cease-and-desist order

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockstar: Single-player Grand Theft Auto mods not under threat

Take-Two's takedown notice was due to specific problems with OpenIV "enabling malicious mods"

By Matthew Handrahan

Konami accused of blacklisting former employees - report

Publisher instructs other companies not to hire ex-staff, blocked Kojima Productions health insurance application

By Matthew Handrahan

Life is Strange lost a key actor due to SAG-AFTRA strike

Ashly Burch only served as a consultant for Chloe in three-part prequel Before the Storm

By Matthew Handrahan

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