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EA and Zynga settle TheVille dispute out of court

The legal tussle between EA and Zynga appears to be over. EA had launched a legal assault on Zynga over casual game TheVille, which it argued borrowed heavily from its own The Sims 3. Zynga, in retaliation, launched its own lawsuit against EA alleging that EA CEO John Riccitiello had …

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AMD accuses former employees of sharing secrets with Nvidia

Four former employees of AMD have had a court complaint filed against them following accusations that they slipped secret documents to their new employer Nvidia. ArsTechnica reports that AMD is alleging a violation of a no-solicitation of employees” promise with its rival, claiming that RVP of strategy development Robert Feldstein, …

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Motorola fails in attempted Xbox 360 ban

A US judge has thrown out Motorola’s attempt to ban the Xbox 360 over an alleged patent dispute. The BBC reports that Motorola was attempting to claim $4bn a year due to an alleged breach of its connectivity and video-coding patents. The judge argued that the patents have been recognised …

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European Court validates pre-owned, gives nod to digital resale

Publisher’s hopes of illegalising the sale of pre-owned software have been dashed after the European Court of Justice ruled that the practice is legitimate. It has also ruled that consumers have the right to re-sell their digital purchases, The ruling is not binding but is designed to be used for …

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Activision and West/Zampella could be settled out of court

The court case between Activision and former Infinity Ward owners Jason West and Vince Zampella has been delayed amidst rumours of an out-of-court settlement. LA Times reports that, as on Tuesday, the commencement of legal proceedings were delayed yesterday as both parties spent most of the morning talking behind closed …

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Modern Warfare 2 was nearly handed to Treyarch

Development duties on worldwide hit Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 were nearly taken from Infinity Ward and handed to Treyarch. That’s due to the extent of the tension between Activision and then Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella, more details of which have been revealed by fresh …

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Def Jam Rapstar studio 4mm Games "on hold"

The $8m lawsuit against Def Jam Rapstar producer 4mm Games has left the firm starved for money” and its fate uncertain. Record label EMI took 4mm Games and developer Terminal Reality to court earlier this year for allegedly not obtaining song rights for the rap karaoke game. 4mm Games co-founder …

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Dutch court orders Pirate Party silence

A Dutch court has ordered Netherland’s The Pirate Party to stop publicising ways in which consumers can circumvent blocks put on The Pirate Bay. Two of the country’s biggest ISPs have previously been ordered to block access to the site. Five additional ISPs have also been ordered to follow suit. …

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High Court orders UK Pirate Bay block

The BPI has won a landmark UK legal victory that looks set to force ISPs to block controversial content portal The Pirate Bay in the UK. It’s the first time that the courts have demanded ISPs block a specific site following accusations of piracy and strikes a big blow for …

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Breivik’s World of Warcraft avatar shown in court

The jury in the trial of Norwegian gunman Anders Breivik were yesterday shown images of the accused’s World of Warcraft character. Having been told that Breivik spent the best part of a year playing Blizzard’s MMO full time”, they were shown his character – Justicar Andersnordic. He smiled when it …

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