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Court refuses Activision request to pause DFEH suit over alleged ethics violations

Request denied less than a week after it was filed, judge did not elaborate on reasoning

By James Batchelor

Epic urges court to deny Apple's request to pause anti-steering changes

Fortnite firm says Apple has failed to prove it would be irreparably harmed by court-ordered changes

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard moves to pause California suit over ethics violation

Publisher wants to look into allegation that state agency's lawyers can't bring case due to rules of professional conduct

By Brendan Sinclair

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Sony threatens legal action against Dbrand over PS5 faceplates

Update: Dbrand launches redesigned plates, says new style "neutralises any future infringement claims"

By Danielle Partis

Former Aeon Must Die developers issue fresh demands to Focus and Limestone as game finally launches

Ex-employees call for former employer to "complete their legal responsibilities," request investigation results, and proof of pay for allegedly unpaid work

By James Batchelor

Communications Workers of America union also objects to EEOC, Activision Blizzard settlement

Union concerned over lack of clarity around process, calls $18 million fund "woefully inadequate"

By James Batchelor

California DFEH accused of ethics violations in Activision Blizzard lawsuit

A crossover of lawyers on two different cases could be a legal conflict of interest

By Danielle Partis

Chinese state media calls for closure of gaming restrictions

People's Daily reports some online platforms are selling and renting accounts that enable minors to play

By James Batchelor

Apple appeals against court ruling that would enable external payment options

Anti-steering restrictions were to be lifted in December, but iPhone maker wants to wait until after legal process

By James Batchelor

Dutch antitrust regulator finds Apple App Store payments anti-competitive

iPhone maker ordered to make changes to in-app payment system, following investigation that began in 2019

By Danielle Partis

California prepping objection to Activision Blizzard-EEOC settlement

Department of Fair Employment and Housing says $18 million agreement to resolve discrimination claims would hurt its own court case as well as publisher's employees

By Brendan Sinclair

New Ofcom rules calls for Twitch and platforms to better police video content

Sites face fines or suspension if they do not take "appropriate measures" to tackle videos around sexual abuse and racism

By James Batchelor

Where is the line between fan creativity and IP infringement?

Harbottle & Lewis' Kostya Lobov discusses the balance rights holders must strike when protecting their property and allowing fans to express themselves

By James Batchelor

China bans livestreaming by children under 16

Latest restrictions on tech popular with kids include plans to create electronic ID system to supervise minors' gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic vs Apple: All The Headlines

Judge rules in favour of Apple on nine out of ten counts, but Epic has filed to appeal

By GamesIndustry Staff

Apple won't let Fortnite back on App Store until court ruling finalized

Epic says it has paid the $6 million it owed the iPhone maker, but Apple responded it "will not consider any further requests for reinstatement"

By Brendan Sinclair

Kotick: "Absolutely no place" at Activision Blizzard for unequal treatment

After two more investigations are revealed by the press, publisher's CEO says it is "committed to addressing all workplace issues in a forthright and prompt manner"

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard chief legal officer departs amid multiple lawsuits

Claire Hart served for more than three years at the World of Warcraft firm

By James Batchelor

SEC investigating Activision Blizzard

Update: Equal Employement Opportunity Commission reportedly also looking into allegations against publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

Outgoing UKIE chair issues warning on loot boxes

Stuart Dinsey believes the question of legislation will come down to the actions of a few big companies "who have had a hugely profitable business model rightly challenged"

By Brendan Sinclair

The Epic vs Apple judgement leaves much undecided | Opinion

Apple must allow app developers to point consumers at alternative payment methods - but there will be many more legal wrangles before the impact on mobile games is clear

By Rob Fahey

Does the Epic vs Apple judgement open iOS to more legal attacks?

Legal experts discuss the ramifications of the recent court decision in the ongoing dispute

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard accused of interfering with employees' right to organize

Update: The charge has been made publicly available, with CWA accusing Activision Blizzard of "repeatedly [engaging] in unlawful conduct"

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic appeals against judge's ruling in Apple antitrust case

Fortnite firm turns to US Court of Appeals as its legal crusade continues

By James Batchelor

Twitch sues users over hate raids

Lawsuit accuses two individuals of being the source of recent targeted attacks against marginalized streamers

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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