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NetEase to open secondary listing on Hong Kong stock exchange

Update: New listing approved, Chinese publisher reportedly hopes to raise $3 billion

By Haydn Taylor

Manchester United sues Sega over Football Manager trademark use

Sega and developer Sports Interactive reply that club's name, logo have been used since 1992 "without complaint"

By Rebekah Valentine

What the Age Appropriate Design Code means for video games

The ICO's Statutory Code regarding children's personal data has implications for video games -- Baker McKenzie's Ben Slinn advises to start preparing now

By Ben Slinn

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Microsoft facing controller drift suit

Plaintiff in class-action suit says Xbox One controllers have problems with faulty analog sticks

By Brendan Sinclair

Who owns your video game?

An issue between the NFTS and its students has raised questions about IP ownership -- Sheridans' Tim Davies is here to help

By Tim Davies

Tin Giant sues Atari for unpaid work on VCS console

Xbox architect Rob Wyatt accuses Atari of breach of contract and defamation

By Matthew Handrahan

US court dismisses Humvee trademark infringement suit against Activision

New York judge rules that use of Humvees in Call of Duty is protected as artistic expression

By Rebekah Valentine

Wargaming.net files lawsuit against group of former employees

Update: Blitz Team says it has become target of "unfair competition and legal bullying" at hands of Wargaming

By Haydn Taylor

UKIE launches COVID-19 helpline in partnership with law firm Sheridans

Free legal helpline is open from today until Friday, March 20 for all UK game businesses

Joy-Con drift lawsuit denied dismissal, but referred to arbitration

18 plaintiffs have joined suit against Nintendo, claiming unfair and deceptive business practices

By Rebekah Valentine

Echo Fox admits to defamation charge in settlement

Esports organization agrees former general partner Rick Fox made false statements that harmed a co-founder and investor

By Brendan Sinclair

Panic Art Studios CEO posts racist remarks on Twitter

Elias Viglione describes outburst as "moment of temporary insanity"

By GamesIndustry Staff

Activision goes after Reddit to expose Call of Duty leaker

DMCA subpoena issued to identify user who posted new screenshot

By Brendan Sinclair

New legal counsel takes over class action lawsuit against Riot Games

Update: Riot responds, adding that it will defend itself from "false narratives and unfair claims"

By Haydn Taylor

Kickstarter becomes one of the first major US tech companies to unionize

Employees vote in favor of joining the Office and Professional Employees International Union

By Rebekah Valentine

Sony files patent which encourages stuck players to spend money on DLC

Machine learning system also uses contextual data to help players overcome challenges using in-game resources

By Haydn Taylor

How will Brexit affect investment opportunities for the UK games industry?

With Britain leaving the EU, VC investment is up and game dev tax breaks could be strengthened, but uncertainty looms over every outcome

By Haydn Taylor

How to get the best game publishing deal

Don't be afraid to negotiate and realise your value to avoid a publishing deal gone wrong

By Zachary Strebeck

Cheat software: Can publishers level the playing field?

Legal expert Dr Andreas Lober offers practical advice to publishers battling the rise of cheat software in online games

By Dr Andreas Lober

STJV issues call for testimonials from those in video game education

French game workers union concerned about reports of dysfunction in academic settings, hopes to implement action plan

By Rebekah Valentine

UK trade bodies respond to points-based immigration proposal

UKIE suggests "little impact" on games industry, while TIGA welcomes attention given to creative and STEM sectors

By Haydn Taylor

Japanese court ups punishment for unlicensed Mario Kart-themed go-karts

Maricar must change its name, pay out $458k instead of $92k to Nintendo

By Rebekah Valentine

Warcraft 3 Reforged EULA gives Blizzard total ownership of all custom games

With the remake, Blizzard appears to be trying to avoid another Dota situation

By Rebekah Valentine

Washington bills would carve out exceptions for games in gambling law

Bipartisan legislation aims to protect gaming industry from lawsuits if games don't let users cash out

By Brendan Sinclair

Industry faces "significant" regulatory risk following 2019 government inquiry

Combined concerns around bullying and gaming disorder could lead to "badly-informed regulation that damages the functioning of the industry"

By Haydn Taylor

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