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Donkey Kong record holder’s lawsuit against Cartoon Network dismissed

Former Donkey Kong champion Billy Mitchell’s attempt to sue a cartoon show he claims stole his likeness has been thrown out of court. Mitchell, who was the first person to pass one million points in the Nintendo classic – the subject of the 2007 documentary ‘The King of Kong’ – …

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Nintendo wins major piracy protection court ruling

Nintendo has successfully taken an Italian seller of devices designed to allow pirated games to run to court – and won. The decision was made by the First Instance Tribunal of Milan against an importer and seller of so-called ‘circumvention devices’, with game copiers and mod chips given as two …

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Amazon sues over 1,000 fake reviewers

US retail giant Amazon has issued a lawsuit against 1,114 people accused of posting fake product reviews on its website. The move is the second such effort by the website to combat ‘false, misleading and inauthentic’ reviews this year, after it took a number of review sellers to court in …

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Are ad-blockers legal?

Ad-blockers charging websites to have their advertising ‘unblocked’ is not illegal. Two leading legal firms say that although ad-blocker’s practices are dubious, it’s currently allowed under law. AdBlock Plus andits‘white list’ business model was recently held by the German courts tobe perfectly legal. It seems likely thata court here in …

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