Entries in 'law' (22)

UPDATE: Gaikai sued over alleged patent infringement

UPDATE: Gaikai sued over alleged patent infringement

T5 Labs is attempting to sue cloud gaming firm Gaikai in the Delware courts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 11th 2012 at 2:47PM in News
PEGI games ratings come into force today

PEGI games ratings come into force today

After what seems like an eternity of legislation limbo, PEGI age ratings for video games have become law in the UK today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2012 at 8:11AM in News
PSN faces South Korean suspension

PSN faces South Korean suspension

Sony has confirmed that it is to suspend its PlayStation Network service in South Korea.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2012 at 10:43AM in News
UKIE plans to make UK crowd funding legal

UKIE plans to make UK crowd funding legal

Industry trade body UKIE will publish a report next week outlining how to make crowd funding legal for UK games firms.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 9th 2012 at 3:49PM in News

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Protestors rally in Poland over bill similar to SOPA

Protestors rally in Poland over bill similar to SOPA

Crowds have gathered outside the European Parliament in Warsaw over a new SOPA-style bill which could threaten online freedom.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 25th 2012 at 10:17AM in News
OG wins court battle

OG wins court battle

A Californian court has blocked Ubisoft’s request for a temporary restraining order on Get Up and Dance.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 6th 2011 at 12:55PM in News
EU says copyright laws encourage piracy

EU says copyright laws encourage piracy

The European Union's digital agenda commissioner has said that money spent on pursuing those found guilty of breaching copyright has not helped to decrease piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2011 at 3:33PM in News
Now Viacom sues former Harmonix shareholders

Now Viacom sues former Harmonix shareholders

Viacom is taking ex-shareholders of Rock Band developer Harmonix to court, following a lawsuit filed against the firm itself last year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 21st 2011 at 10:51AM in News

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Legalities of XBLA's rival platform policy detailed

Legalities of XBLA's rival platform policy detailed

There’s nothing wrong with Microsoft’s decision not to publish downloadable games on Xbox Live if they arrive on rival systems first, a lawyer has claimed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 7th 2011 at 10:07AM in News
Largest BitTorrent prosecution begins

Largest BitTorrent prosecution begins

The US Copyright Group has been granted permission to subpoena ISPs for the details of users who have illegally downloaded movies via BitTorrent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2011 at 1:22PM in News
Activision squares up to Arnie

Activision squares up to Arnie

A growing number of corporate giants from America’s leading entertainment industries have joined forces to fight a proposed law that would for the first time illegalise the sale of violent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2010 at 3:51PM in News
Support stalls for Schwarzenegger games bill

Support stalls for Schwarzenegger games bill

It appears that the movement to oppose Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mature games bill in the US is proving successful with confirmation that no new states have signed up to the proposal ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2010 at 4:25PM in News

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R4 ban extends to all DS copy devices

R4 ban extends to all DS copy devices

It has been confirmed that the recent High Court ruling that illegalised the R4 DS card in the UK has also illegalised a number of other devices designed to perform ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2010 at 10:56AM in News
R4 made illegal in UK

R4 made illegal in UK

A new ruling from the London high Court has officially illegalised the importing, advertising or sale of R4 cards in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2010 at 12:53PM in News
US: State support grows for Schwarzenegger law

US: State support grows for Schwarzenegger law

New legislation proposed by Californian Governer Arnold Schwarzenegger that would see the sale of violent games to US minors outlaw has received the official backing of 11 US states.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2010 at 12:23PM in News
US: Concern builds over new game laws

US: Concern builds over new game laws

Major publisher figureheads such as EA’s John Riccitiello, Sony’s Jack Tretton, Take Two’s Strauss Zelnick and Dinsey Interactive’ Graham Hopper have expressed their concern that the potential introduction of new ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2010 at 4:27PM in News

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Supreme Court to rule in games violence case

Supreme Court to rule in games violence case

The US Supreme Court will deliver the final verdict in the increasingly feverous storm that is enveloping the US games sector that sees Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to illegalise the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 1:16PM in News
Digital Economy Bill is passed

Digital Economy Bill is passed

The controversial Digital Economy Bill has been passed at Westminster, despite the persistent efforts of staunch opponents from the Liberal Democrats and even from within the Labour party but not, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 12:40AM in News
Switzerland passes violent games ban

Switzerland passes violent games ban

Just a month after the proposals were first outlined in full, the Swiss National Council has now officially passed a law that will ultimately lead to the complete ban ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 1:11PM in News
Violent games outlawed in Venezuela

Violent games outlawed in Venezuela

Having begun its journey through the Venezuelan court system last August, violent video games have now officially been banned in the formally Spanish-owned South American republic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2010 at 2:19PM in News
JAPAN: Nintendo ups R4 battle

JAPAN: Nintendo ups R4 battle

In the biggest offensive ever mounted against the piracy-enabling R4 Flash card device, Nintendo and Capcom have joined forces with 53 other unspecified games publishers to file a lawsuit against ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2009 at 11:29AM in News
PEGI legal ruling is ‘still on track’

PEGI legal ruling is ‘still on track’

ELSPA has reassured the trade that the PEGI ratings system’s ascent to become law is still on track – despite the discovery that current age classification is  legally unenforceable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2009 at 2:23PM in News