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Swatter sentenced to one year in prison

Wethersfield, Connecticut resident Matthew Tollis has been sentenced to serve a 12-month jail sentence after being convicted for his involvement in multiple Swatting hoaxes. FoxCTreports Tollis was found to have participated in six Swatting calls – including one directed at the University of Connecticut that resulted in a campus-wide shut …

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Facebook and Oculus can’t stop Zenimax lawsuit from moving forward

Zenimax’s lawsuit against Oculus VR and its parent company Facebook will move forward, after separate motions to dismiss by the latter two firms were denied. Polygonreports Facebook’s motion to dismiss due to a number of errors” in Zenimax’s allegations was shut down by US District Court judge Jorge A. Solis. …

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Eligible members of PS Vita class action settlement can now collect

PlayStation Vita owners eligible in the class action lawsuit brought against Sony for deceptive advertising of its handheld have received instructions on how to collect cash, PlayStation Store credit, or free games. Polygon reports anyone that purchased a PS Vita in the US prior to June 2012 qualifies for a …

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Zenimax takes Oculus to court over trade secrets, copyright infringement

Zenimax is taking its grievances with Oculus VR to the courts, reaffirming its previous claim that it wasn’t compensated for trade secrets handed to Oculus following the departure of John Carmack. The suit was filed in federal court in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, alleging …

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Senator Leland Yee arrested by FBI

California State Senator Leland Lee, known for his legislative efforts to restrict minors’ access to violent video games, has been arrested by the FBI on charges of bribery and corruption. NBC Bay Area and San Francisco’s KCRA are the first of several local outlets to cover the developing story – …

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Apple to pay out $32.5m over unintended in-app purchases

A Federal Trade Commission complaint has Apple readying a pay out of at least $32.5m to consumers the company billed for unauthorized in-app purchases. Seems the settlement was specifically over the company failing to inform parents that by entering a password, they were approving an individual in-app purchase – along …

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Microsoft awarded $15m in Motorola patent case

A jury has awarded Microsoft $15m in damages following a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Motorola. The suit, which was first filed by the telecommunications company in 2010, claimed Microsoft had infringed upon five different patents. Four of those five alleged infringements were quietly dismissed over the past few years. …

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Federal judge denies motion to dismiss used games lawsuit against GameStop

A federal judge has denied GameStop’s motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against the retail chain. Polygon reports the suit alleges that GameStop violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act by selling used games that failed to include single-use DLC. The lawsuit was filed by three GameStop customers …

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Nintendo wins appeal in Wiimote patent infringement case

Nintendo has prevailed again in its defense of its Wiimote patents against hardware company Motiva’s accusations of infringement. Reuters reports that a three-judge panel ruled in Nintendo’s favor for a second time, after winning the original ruling in 2011. The suit was originally filed against the firm in 2008. The …

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Jury finds Nintendo liable for 3DS tech patent infringement

A federal jury has found Nintendo guilty of patent infringement relating to the glasses-free stereoscopic 3D tech used in 3DS devices. Reuters reports the ruling against the company could result in a $30.2m payout to the patent holder, inventor and former Sony employee Seijiro Tomita. Tomita’s attorney stated the inventor …

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