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GameStop accused of recording personal data

A class action complaint has been filed against GameStop after the US retail giant was accused of recording the personal information of its customers. The suit was filed by California resident Melissa Arechiga, who claimed a GameStop store kept her name, credit card, and other personal identification information after she …

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Zynga settles Mafia Wars lawsuit

FarmVille creators Zynga have settled out of court after being sued by online game developer Digital Chocolate. The latter claimed Zynga’s popular 2008 Facebook title Mafia Wars infringed on copyright of its own 2004 mobile game of the same name, according to The Recorder. Terms of the settlement have not …

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Sony vs Hotz sends dangerous message

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has spoken out against Sony’s efforts to prosecute George Hotz, the man behind the PS3 hack. The civil liberties group claims that the legislation that forms the basis of Sony’s lawsuit – the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act – can …

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Zampella, West battle trial delay

The two Infinity Ward heads fired from Activation are hoping to block a delay on a multi-million dollar legal suit. It is urged that Activision’s new aim to include EA in the lawsuit should be stopped, as it will extend the case at a heavy price for the former Infinity …

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Harmonix suing owners Viacom

Harmonix founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozny are leading a lawsuit from a number of the developer’s former shareholders against current owners Viacom. It is alleged the MTV-owning company, which put Harmonix up for sale last month, is "manipulating costs" in an attempt to try and avoid bonus payments. Gamasutra …

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UFC owner files lawsuit against Ubisoft

Ultimate Fighting Championship owner Zuffa LLC is taking Ubisoft to court over the marketing of Kinect game Fighters Uncaged. Zuffa claims a phrase on the back of the game’s box is confusingly similar to the use of UFC Marks, including the ‘Ultimate Fighting’ name and mark on Zuffa licensed video …

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Axl Rose suing Activision

Activision’s Guitar Hero series is in hot water with news that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is suing the publisher. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the rock star is angry about Activision’s inclusion of former guitarist Slash in Guitar Hero III. Rose claims that his agreement with the publisher …

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Blizzard sues StarCraft II cheaters

StarCraft II developer Blizzard has issued a lawsuit against three men over a series of hacks and cheats. The three men – known to the game’s community as ‘Permaphrost’, ‘Cranix’ and ‘Linuxawesome’ – have been accused of multiple counts of copyright infringement”, according to Kotaku. Blizzard is seeking damages and …

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Langdell ‘could face fraud charges’

The devastating manner in which Tim Langdell lost a legal fight with EA could result in ‘potentially serious consequences’ for the Edge Games owner, a game industry lawyer has said. Jas Purewal, of business law firm Olswang, said Langdell’s failure to earn a preliminary injunction against Electronic Arts was so …

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Tim Langdell loses EA lawsuit

Tim Langdell and his Edge Games studio has lost the case against EA over the use of the term Edge”. Court documents show a ruling that has denied the developer’s motion for an injunction against the publishing giant, according to Industry Gamers. The documents reveal the court believes Langdell made …

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