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Microsoft's chief legal officer explains the company's suit against the U.S. Justice Department

Microsoft's chief legal officer explains the company's suit against the U.S. Justice Department Earlier today, news about Microsoft filing a new suit against the US Justice Department surfaced online.I think it was even more striking to see that 68% of the secrecy orders had no time limit at all.

FTC strikes a blow against Amazon in IAP lawsuit

FTC strikes a blow against Amazon in IAP lawsuit The FTC's in-app purchase lawsuit against Amazon has reached a turning point, with a US judge ruling that the online retailer is liable for a series of unauthorised payments.The lawsuit was filed back in 2014, but the charges in question stretch back to 2011, when Amazon first introduced IAP to its app store.

Former Valve Employee Sues For $3.1 Million, Alleging Wrongful Termination

Former Valve Employee Sues For $3.1 Million, Alleging Wrongful Termination A complex lawsuit was recently filed against Valve, in which a former employee is suing for $3.1 million in damages, alleging transgender discrimination, misclassification of employment, retaliation for whistle blowing, and more.

Former Valve employee alleges she was fired for being transgender

Former Valve employee alleges she was fired for being transgender in the suit filed on April 12 of this year.Afterwards, however, according to the suit, not only would her supervisor regularly refer to her as "it," but A.

Minecraft videos based on Super Mario DLC hit with copyright claims

Minecraft videos based on Super Mario DLC hit with copyright claims The tense relationship between Nintendo and YouTubers wishing to create videos based on its games stretches all the way back to May 2013.According to a tweet spotted by Kotaku, the YouTube community had been informed by 4J Studios that Nintendo's policies would not apple to the new content.

Ron Gilbert asks Disney to sell Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion IP

Ron Gilbert asks Disney to sell Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion IP Ron Gilbert has petitioned Disney to sell him the creative rights to Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, pointing out that the company's exit from creating and publishing games means that it would be unlikely to take advantage of its ownership."I would love to get the rights back to Monkey Island and be able to really make the game I want to make," Gilbert said in a Eurogamer interview in 2012.

Man sells $40 printer on Craigslist, ends up being sued for $30,000

Add to the list of potential concerns getting sued for $30,000.In this case, Zavodnik claims the printer was not functional when it arrived.

Sony settling PS3 Other OS suit

After more than six years of litigation, a class-action lawsuit over Sony's removal of the "Other OS" option on the PlayStation 3 is nearing a resolution.As reported by Ars Technica, Sony has agreed to a settlement (pending judicial approval) that could see it pay out millions in claims, and millions more in attorneys' fees.

Hello Games settles "secret stupid" legal dispute with Sky

However, according to Hello Games founder Sean Murray, the company has been locked in a legal dispute with Sky for the last three years.The root of the "secret stupid legal nonsense" is down to Sky's belief that it owns the word "Sky" in the context in which Hello Games planned to use it.

Court struggles to define 'online location' in Australia's first site blocking case

Sites like Pirate Bay are one step closer to being blocked in Australia, just as soon as anyone can figure out the meaning of "online location.It's the first test of Australia's new site blocking law, which was passed in 2015.

Twitch pledges to stamp out viewbot services

In a post on the Twitch blog, SVP of marketing Matthew DiPietro called view-bots, follow-bots and chat-impersonation bots a "persistent frustration" to those working at the company.These rogue services are only used by a minority of the Twitch community, he said, but they, "have created a very real problem that has damaging effects across our entire community.

Prominent YouTubers revealed as owners of controversial CS:GO gambling site

Prominent YouTubers revealed as owners of controversial CS:GO gambling site The CS:GO gambling drama (see below) is now entangled in a lawsuit that involves CS:GO Lotto and Valve.The suit originally involved Valve but has now been amended to include CS:GO Lotto (and similar sites CSGO Diamonds and CSGO Lounge) in the Southern District of Florida.

Qualcomm settles class-action gender bias suit for $19.5 million

Qualcomm settles class-action gender bias suit for $19.5 million 5 million settlement in a class-action suit accusing the mobile chip-maker of institutional gender discrimination.According to a statement issued by the law firm Sanford Heisler, Qualcomm agreed to the settlement the day before the suit was due to be filed with a federal court in California.

Hackers finally breach Denuvo's impenetrable defences

Hackers finally breach Denuvo's impenetrable defences The seemingly impervious Denuvo security solution has finally been cracked, with pirates having now breached its defences on two separate occasions with two distinct methods.According to a report on Vice Gaming, a 19 year-old Bulgarian hacker known as "Voksi" managed to crack id Software's Doom with a workaround that involved the game's playable demo.

Microsoft, Epic sued over Gears of War character

Microsoft, Epic sued over Gears of War character The Gears of War series' Cole Train character has been criticized as a two-dimensional stereotype, but now a Pennsylvania man is alleging the character is essentially him.As reported by TMZ, former pro football player and pro wrestler Lenwood Hamilton has filed suit against Microsoft, Epic Games, and Cole Train voice actor Lester Speight, saying they stole the character's likeness and voice from Hamilton.

Details emerge of Playdead split

Details emerge of Playdead split Some of the details behind the acrimonious split between Playdead's management, which resulted in the departure of co-founder Dino Patti from the company, have emerged after a Danish newspaper reported on a rift which had developed between him and creative director Arnt Jensen.However, he did confirm that the conflict lead to Jensen submitting a letter of resignation, and that the nature of that letter is what lead to the irreconcilable differences resulting in Patti's departure.

How to handle a data hack

How to handle a data hack When I think games and cyber security, my mind tends to wander back to time spent playing Uplink.Here I'll focus more on considerations relevant to data breach incident response and compliance.

Leslie Benzies incorporates five new studios amid Rockstar legal dispute

Leslie Benzies incorporates five new studios amid Rockstar legal dispute Ex-Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies is keen to establish a new foothold in the games industry since allegedly being forced out of the Grand Theft Auto firm, and has established not one but five new companies in order to do so.At least one of these companies, Royal Circus Games, intends to develop video games for consoles, PC and smart devices.