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Jury to rule on DOTA IP ownership

Two developers have presented a legal argument that Valve cannot claim ownership to the DOTA intellectual property. The name DOTA originates from a Warcraft III mod named Defense of the Ancient’s but is now more widely known thanks to its use in Valve’s popular MOBA title DOTA 2. Blizzard and …

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Samsung Gear VR was secretly devised at id Software, ZeniMax claims

The legal war between Bethesda owner ZeniMax and Oculus has stepped up yet another level. Polygon reports that new papers filed by ZeniMax now allege that former id Software execs John Carmack and Matt Hooper devised a mobile VR strategy that ultimately led to the creation of the Samsung Gear …

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Blizzard successfully sues cheat maker Bossland in US

World of Warcraft and Overwatch developer Blizzard has won a US lawsuit against bot maker Bossland. The German company has been ordered to pay Blizzard $8.6m having been found guilty of nearly 43,000 counts of copyright infringement. Bossland had tried to have the case dismissed but chose not to defend …

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Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Id Software co-founder and Oculus Rift co-designer John Carmack is suing ZeniMax for allegedly missing payments. The legal situation between ZeniMax and Oculus is torrid, to say the last. ZeniMax was awarded $500m in damages last month over a trade-secrets breach, but has since gone on to try and halt …

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Riot wins $10m lawsuit against League of Legends cheating service

A company that created and sold bots and scripts that allowed players to cheat at League of Legends has suffered a major defeat to developer Riot in the courts. LeagueSharp sold a number of subscriptions starting from just $15 a month that allowed players to quickly level characters without actually …

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