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Nicalis issues DMCA against free Cave Story games

Publisher reportedly targeting freeware original, plus fan projects derived from it

By James Batchelor

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale question use of likeness in FIFA

Bale's agent says legal action "is being looked into" but EA insists it has contractual rights to for all players in its games

By James Batchelor

Nintendo suing yet another Switch hack reseller

Amazon seller taken to court in platform holder's ongoing fight against "serious, worsening international problem" of piracy

By James Batchelor

Latest Legal articles

Tim Sweeney on Apple's 15% cut: "We're not fighting for a lower commission"

Epic Games CEO says 30% commission "is not wrongful, it's just a bad deal"

By James Batchelor

Epic Games files against Apple Australia

Fortnite firm claims battle royale's removal breaches Australian consumer law

By James Batchelor

Capcom confirms it was the victim of a ransomware attack

Employee personal information, sales reports, and other financial information was compromised

By Rebekah Valentine

All eyes on esports: staying ahead of the legal hurdles

As investment pours into the sector, legal firm Reed Smith offers advice to new companies seeking to avoid legal pitfalls

By Nick Breen & Hunter Thomson

EA has loot boxed itself in with FIFA Ultimate Team | Opinion

Publisher is in the position of having to fix its gambling problem without admitting there's a problem to fix

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch apologizes for handling of mass copyright claims

Streaming platform apologizes for giving streamers unhelpful warnings, little notice in face of avalanche of DMCA claims from record labels

By Brendan Sinclair

EA faces yet another class-action lawsuit connected to loot boxes

Update: EA calls claims "baseless," says they "misrepresent our games"

By Rebekah Valentine

Judge dismisses Apple's claim of theft in Epic case

Court says ongoing legal battle should focus on breach of contract and anti-trust claims

By James Batchelor

Ten risks associated with the new EU Digital Content Directive

Legal expert Sebastian Schwiddessen breaks down how buggy games at launch, shutting titles down early and more can violate consumers' rights

By Sebastian Schwiddessen

Bandai Namco, AtGames resolve legal dispute

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Ms. Pac-Man rights, clearing way for re-release of AtGames' Namco arcade microconsole

By Brendan Sinclair

Judge rejects Google's attempt to push Epic case to October 2022

Fortnite firm has suggested February 2021 as judge tells both companies to "get moving"

By James Batchelor

Amazon patents method of grouping toxic players together online

Patent filing suggests gamers would be able to specify preferences for the behaviours they would accept

By James Batchelor

Sony legal threat compels PS5 faceplate company to cancel all orders

CustomizeMyPlates also had to rebrand from PlateStation5 following complaints from platform holder

By James Batchelor

EA fined €10m over loot boxes as Dutch court sides with gambling authority

District court unmoved by FIFA publisher's defenses, denies its bid to keep fines from being made public

By Brendan Sinclair

Wasteland 3 removed "interactive use" of recreational drug for Australian release

InXile's game was the only title out of 316 to be denied a certificate by the Australian ratings board in the last fiscal year

By Matthew Handrahan

Epic refutes Apple's theft claims as "implausible and deficient as a matter of law"

"Apple seeks to compare Epic's conduct to stealing cash from a vault in ApplePark," new legal filing argues

By Matthew Handrahan

ZeniMax, Bethesda, Roundhouse added to lawsuit over Rune 2

Ragnarok accuses companies involved in Human Head demise and Roundhouse formation of sabotaging Rune 2 and a game based on the Oblivion Song comic series

By Brendan Sinclair

EA facing Canadian class action lawsuit over loot boxes

Two plaintiffs seeking damages as suit calls out "unlicensed, illegal gaming system" in over 60 titles

By James Batchelor

Twitch purges videos after "thousands" of requests from music labels

Streaming site offers content creators the ability to delete all videos as it issues "a one-time warning to learn about copyright law"

By James Batchelor

A lawyer's perspective on the industry's abuse problem

Toxic family notions, favoritism and lack of regulation all lead to abuse, says legal expert Siobhán Crawford

By Haydn Taylor

Epic vs. Apple is losing PR steam | Opinion

Sensible rulings in Epic's legal dispute with Apple have pared the case back to its core question -- and shown just how disruptive Epic's demand really is

By Rob Fahey

Nintendo issues cease and desist against influencer and adult entertainer Pokeprincxss

Social media personality rebrands after trademarking her name and selling merchandise bearing Pokémon characters

By James Batchelor

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